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Ready for Trump TV? Inside Sinclair Broadcasting’s Plot to Take Over Your Local News
By Andy Kroll, Mother Jones, November/December 2017 Issue

Its mix of terrorism alerts, right-wing commentary, and “classic propaganda” could soon reach three-quarters of US households.

Meredith Is Buying Time Inc. for $1.8 Billion
By Reuters, Nov. 27, 2017

U.S. media company Meredith will buy Time Inc., the publisher of People, Sports Illustrated and Fortune magazines, in a $1.84 billion all-cash deal backed by conservative billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch.

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Center for Public Integrity

The Center for Public Integrity is one of the country’s oldest and largest nonpartisan, nonprofit investigative news organizations.

Propublica

ProPublica is an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

Open Secrets

A project of the center for responsive politics OpenSecrets.org is a comprehensive resource for federal campaign contributions, lobbying data and analysis.

Common Dreams

Common Dreams is a non-profit independent news center. Common Dreams relies on readers and small donations — with no advertising, corporate underwriting or government funding.

Community Media Workshop

Community Media Workshop works to diversify the voices in news and public debates by providing a unique mix of communications coaching for grassroots, arts and other nonprofit organizations and sourcing grassroots and community news for journalists.

Democracy Now

Democracy Now is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez.

Free Press

A nonprofit organization working to involve the public in media policymaking and to craft policies for a more democratic media system.

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting 

FAIR advocates for greater diversity in the press and scrutinizes media practices that marginalize public interest, minority and dissenting viewpoints.

Fact Check 

The site monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Michigan Truth Squad

A fact-check site covering media and in Michigan.

Moyers and Company

The weekly show covers current affairs and features extended conversations with guests on issues of the day.

National Catholic Reporter

The National Catholic Reporter is a print and Web news source that stands as one of the few independent journalistic outlets for Catholics and others who struggle with the complex moral and societal issues of the day.

On Being

On Being is a spacious conversation — and an evolving media space — about the big questions at the center of human life, from the boldest new science of the human brain to the most ancient traditions of the human spirit.

On the Media

On the Media explores how the media ‘sausage’ is made, casts an incisive eye on fluctuations in the marketplace of ideas, and examines threats to the freedom of information and expression in America and abroad.

Truthout

Truthout works to spark action by revealing systemic injustice and providing a platform for transformative ideas, through in-depth investigative reporting and critical analysis.