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There are many journalists who are writing well researched stories. These hard working journalists may not have the coverage of larger newspapers or TV which deals in 30 second sound bytes, gives no background story, and often seek to influence rather than inform.
- Financial considerations constrict newspapers from presenting news as they might like.
- Meaningful coverage: Often, news outlets cover spectacular or gory news and omit issues that would affect lives.
- Local news is left to smaller news outlets unless it is a spectacular disaster.
For more of the story, this site attempts to highlight articles on politics, the environment, scientific developments, living sustainably and history. In these ‘pages’, you will become aware of “ALTERNATIVE NEWS RESOURCES”
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- June 26, 2017 Capital & Main won the top award for non-political commentary at the 59th annual Southern California Journalism Awards, announced last night at the Biltmore Hotel. The story, “Is the Middle Class Being ‘Disrupted’ Into Extinction?,” was written by Alissa Quart and co-published by The Guardian.
- Capital & Main took second place in the prestigious website/news organization category, awarded in recognition of a publication’s entire body of work in 2016.
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- Capital & Main also won second place for an investigative story by Joe Rubin on lead contamination at a Sacramento gun range, and finished third in three additional categories:
- Online hard news feature, for Piper McDaniel’s “High Times: The Hidden Poverty in Marijuana’s Black Market,” republished by Huffington Post
- Online lifestyle feature, for John Koopman’s “Uber Angst: A Driver’s Nights Behind the Wheel,” co-published by Fast Company
- Photo essay, for Ted Soqui’s photos in a series on California’s affordable housing crisis.
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Greg Palast has been called the “most important investigative reporter of our time – up there with Woodward and Bernstein” (The Guardian).
Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine and now Rolling Stone Magazine.Greg Palast has just released his new movie: The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires & Ballot Bandits and the sequel of his New York Times bestselling book with the same title.He is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Billionaires & Ballot Bandits, Armed Madhouse , The Best Democracy Money Can Buy and the highly acclaimed Vultures’ Picnic, named Book of the Year 2012 on BBC Newsnight Review.His books have been translated into two dozen languages.Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud.
Greg Palast has been called the “most important investigative reporter of our time “ up there with Woodward and Bernstein” (The Guardian). Palast has broken front-page stories for BBC Television Newsnight, The Guardian, Nation Magazine, Rolling Stone and Harper’s Magazine…Palast is known for complex undercover investigations, spanning five continents, from the Arctic to the Amazon, from Caracas to California, using the skills he learned over two decades as a top investigator of corporate fraud…Palast, who has led investigations of multi-billion-dollar frauds in the oil, nuclear, power and finance industries for governments on three continents, has an academic side: he is the author of Democracy and Regulation, a seminal treatise on energy corporations and government control, commissioned by the United Nations and based on his lectures at Cambridge University and the University of S£o Paulo.
Beginning in the 1970s, having earned his degree in finance at the University of Chicago studying under Milton Friedman and free-trade luminaries, Palast went on to challenge their vision of a New Global Order, working for the United Steelworkers of America, the Enron workers’ coalition in Latin America and consumer and environmental groups worldwide.
Palast is Patron of the Trinity College Philosophical Society, an honor previously held by Jonathan Swift and Oscar Wilde. His writings have won him the Financial Times David Thomas Prize.
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Our mission is to protect national forests and to reform the U.S. Forest Service by advocating environmental ethics, educating citizens, and defending whistleblowers.
FSEEE is made up of thousands of concerned citizens, present, former, and retired Forest Service employees, other government resource managers, and activists working to change the Forest Service’s basic land management philosophy.
FSEEE is a unique concept—a national organization of government employees holding the Forest Service accountable for responsible land stewardship. FSEEE believes that the land is a public trust, to be passed with reverence from generation to generation. The Forest Service and other public agencies must follow the footsteps of Aldo Leopold, a pioneer of conservation, and become leaders in the quest for a new resource ethic. Together we must work toward an ecologically and economically sustainable future. More
Mother Jones is a reader-supported nonprofit news organization and the winner of the American Society of Magazine Editors’ 2017 Magazine of the Year Award. Our staff does independent and investigative reporting on everything from politics and climate change to education and food (plus cat blogging).
Southern Poverty Law Center
The SPLC is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality.
Union of Concerned Scientists
Our scientists and engineers develop and implement innovative, practical solutions to some of our planet’s most pressing problems—from combating global warming and developing sustainable ways to feed, power, and transport ourselves, to fighting misinformation, advancing racial equity, and reducing the threat of nuclear war.
The Trust for Public Land
The Trust for Public Land creates parks and protects land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for future generations.
The Trust for Public Land works to protect the places people care about and to create close-to-home parks—particularly in and near cities, where 80 percent of Americans live. Our goal is to ensure that every child has easy access to a safe place to play in nature. We also conserve working farms, ranches, and forests; lands of historical and cultural importance; rivers, streams, coasts, and watersheds; and other special places where people can experience nature close at hand.
The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe is a 26-time Pulitzer Prize winning news source featuring premium national and local content daily. With the largest newsroom in the region, The Boston Globe provides more news, analysis and information about community events, sports and entertainment than any other local news source.
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