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  1. How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism

    Journalist and independent-press advocate Josh Stearns offers a wide range of resources for readers looking for trustworthy media outlets in our post-truth, fake-news era.

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  3. Parachute journalism and rural America’s revenge

    “Democrats and most of the mainstream media ignored what was happening in rural America until the morning after the election. And they ignored it at their own peril.” Post US-election, Truevine and Factory Man author Beth Macy writes about the forgotten citizens of rural America.

  4. The Story of Brexit, in the Style of Mideast Reporting

    “Radical Protestant separatists have rocked the European Union, voting to leave the federation that had tenuously unified Christians belonging to opposed sects.” What if we wrote about Brexit the same way we wrote about the Middle East?

  5. “The truth is there is no one to blame for the demise of newspapers… The entire linchpin of the newspaper business model was controlling distribution, and when that linchpin was obliterated by the Internet, it was inevitable that the entire apparatus would collapse.”

  6. PressThink

    “Having a space that’s mine on the web — — is for me indistinguishable from owning my own printing press and hosting my own discussion forum.” Jay Rosen’s redesigned space includes a “board” for slow blogging and constantly shifting thoughts.

  7. End of the Joke

    “I’ve officially become one of those people who is a killjoy. Who can’t get behind the joke because I’m positioned at the end of it. A 400lb person is almost me.” Rebecca takes control of her media consumption.


    Curated by the designers and design lovers at Automattic, is a collection of stories by leading voices in technology, science, and art.

  9. Reductress

    A satirical women’s magazine, Reductress takes on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.

  10. Screen Rant

    Screen Rant is one of the web’s biggest independent sites for entertainment news, reviews, and features, catering to casual watchers and movie and television buffs alike.

  11. An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees

    Dana Schwartz, an Observer journalist, writes to the newspaper publisher after Donald Trump — his father-in-law — shares a controversial (arguably anti-Semitic) tweet.

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  12. An Open Letter to the Journalist Who Thinks I’m Lying

    Emily Eveland’s xoJane post about seeking revenge against her rapist went viral. Then came the social-media backlash questioning the authenticity of her narrative. This is her response.

  13. Open Culture

    From movies and audiobooks to courses in numerous disciplines, Open Culture is one of the web’s biggest hubs for free cultural and educational media.

  14. Scream It Until Their Ears Bleed: Pay The F*cking Writers

    “As I am wont to say, there’s nothing wrong with exposure for writers. It can be useful, provided it is on your terms. But also realize that hikers die from exposure, and writers can die from it, too.” Chuck Wendig has choice words for the Huffington Post.

  15. Deadline

    At Deadline, a VIP site, you’ll find Hollywood and media news and commentary.