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First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting
the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press;
or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government
for a redress of grievances.

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"A newspaper that is true to its purpose concerns itself not only with the way things are
but with the way [that] they ought to be."
Joseph Pulitzer [1847-1911]

“Free speech is a danger to the neo-con fascists, which is why they suppress it.
Our best weapon is to speak freely and loudly and often.”
G.E. Nordell

“It is the duty of a newspaper to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable.”
— from the 1955 play "Inherit The Wind" by Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee

“Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freedom of speech.”
— Benjamin Franklin [1706-90], in 1722

Rights Links

text of the U.S. Constitution 'Bill of Rights'
Constitution of the United States at the National Archives
The Center for Constitutional Rights [est. 1966]
California First Amendment Coalition
The Bill of Rights Institute [est. 1999]
Americans United for Separation of Church & State [est. 1947]
My Bill of Rights {The Foundation Foundation}
Working Minds / Activism Dept. / 'The Right To Privacy' Page
Working Minds / Activism Dept. / WikiLeaks & Julian Assange Page

American Library Association sponsors Banned Books Week [est. 1982] in late September

Media Links

Newseum: The Interactive Museum of News [est. 1997] in Washington, DC
The Freedom Forum {funds the Newseum} in Arlington, VA
Free Press / Media Reform Network
Freedom House: monitors democracy & freedom of the press
Action Coalition for Media Education [est. 2002]
TV Turnoff Network's 'TV Turnoff Week' [April 2005 = #11]
Media Channel: the global network for democratic media
Reporters sans frontières - Reporters Without Borders - Reporteros sin fronteras
World News Daily Information Clearing House
Project for Excellence in Journalism
The Voice of Arizona - the home of true free speech
Radio & Television News Directors Assn. [est. 1946]
Talk Radio News Service [est. 1993]
Free Speech Radio News [est. 2000]
'Take Back Washington' Radio {podcast}
Project Censored: The News That Didn't Make the News [est. 1976]
alarmist Alex Jones & InfoWars blogsite
Association of Alternative Newsweeklies [est. 1978]
News Corpse: The Internet Chronicle of Media Decay
Russia Today [est. 12/2005] 24-hour online English-language news feed

Reciva Internet Radio Portal

Newspaper Assn. of America [est. 1992]        Independent Press Assn.

Associated Press syndicate [est. 1848]          AlterNet progressive/liberal activist news service [launched 1998] from the non-profit Independent Media Institute

The Free Press - independent news media [est. 1996]         The Free Press - a nonpartisan organization working for more democratic media [est. 2002]

National Free Press of Canada

The Center for Public Integrity [est. 1989]

A.B.C. network news       N.B.C. {MSNBC} network news       C.B.S. network news

Independent World Television Network

AskQuestions.org [blog]: a new public bridge to the media

Environment News Service [est. 1990]

History of Television & Radio Pages at Magic Lantern

Old Time Radio Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

Working Minds / Solutions / Progressive Talk Radio Page

Old Media / New Formats

logo for I Heart Radio platform text logo for I Heart Radio platform
I Heart Radio began as I ♥ Music in April 2008, and is a free "interactive media social networking platform" both
on the internet and via apps on P.D.A./phone devices. The basic service connects to over 750 stations coast-to-coast,
'available anytime and anywhere'. The free custom radio service provides unique stations based on your favorite songs,
artists, or genres - from a list of 11 million songs - "with no commercials thru the end of 2011".
Owned by the Clear Channel conglomerate of San Antonio, Texas.

official websiteentry at Wikipedia

logo for Ongo News platform
Ongo: Your News Like Never Before was a 24/7 'personal digital news service' formed in September 2010 in Cupertino, California as a joint venture
of Gannett, The New York Times, and The Washington Post. The service was ad-free and deliverable to various PC browsers and to smartphones & tablets;
basic subscriptions began around $7/month, which delivered selected New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, USA TODAY, and Financial Times
content, plus one optional source. Further optional sources were available at 99¢/month each; at startup, the list included 35 optional local paper 'titles',
including Slate. The official launch was January 2011 and the service shut down at the end of May 2012.

official website is gone • entry at Wikipedia

Progressive Media Outlets

America Blog
The Huffington Post blog aggregator
Ana Marie Cox's Wonkette! blogsite [est. 1/2004]
Joshua Micah Marshall's 'Talking Points Memo' blogsite [est. 11/2000]
T.P.M. Cafe blog: Politics, Ideas & Lots of Caffeine [est. 5/2005]
The Voice of Arizona - the home of true free speech
Dateline Chamesa weblog [est. 10/2005]
The Wayne Madsen Report
e.thePeople: public forum for democratic & deliberative discussion
Steve Barnes' Empires Fall blogsite
Marginal Revolution blog
David Swanson's "Let's Try Democracy" blogsite
Brad Friedman's "The Brad Blog"
David Sirota's blogsite
Samuel Graham-Felsen's "Bold Print" blogsite
News Hounds blog: 'We watch Fox so you don't have to'
American Politics Journal
True Blue Liberal blog [est. Nov 2004]
Direct Democracy blog
Tom Engelhardt's 'Tom Dispatch' blog
Michigan Liberal blogsite
Humid City blog v2.3 of New Orleans, LA
filmmaker Robert Greenwald's blogsite
BlogActive: Real Truth, Direct Action
very literate 3 Quarks daily blog
'Heath Haussamen on New Mexico Politics' blog [est. 3/2006]
blogger Wm. C. 'Bill' Garthright of Lincoln, Nebraska

AlterNet independent news [est. 1998]
Guerrilla News Network
Project for the Old American Century [est. 2002]
The Raw Story - alternative news
Free Speech TV Network [est. 1995]
Workers Independent News / Labor Radio
Media Matters for America [est. May 2004]
Radio Inside Scoop
American Free Press website
High Country News [est. 1970]
inewsource [est. 2009] is based at S.D.S.U.'s School of Journalism & Media Studies

Fight Ignorance: Read Buzz Flash

National Public Radio

       truthout {free subscription}        News One 'for Black America' (a division of Radio One)

Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community

Truth Fights Back [est. 2008 by Sen. John Kerry] restoring truth to the energy & climate change debate

Progressive Magazines

The Nation Magazine [est. 1865]  The Nation Magazine [est. 1865]
direct subscription: 24 issues/6 months for $18.00
magazine website

The Nation Institute: Dedicated to an independent,
free press [est. 1967]

Mother Jones Magazine [est. 1976]: An independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
Mother Jones

6 issues/year for $15.00

magazine website

Progressive Magazine

12 issues/year for $36.00

magazine website

Dissent Magazine: quarterly magazine of politics & culture [est. 1954]

4 issues/year for $24.00

magazine website

Democratic Left Magazine: quarterly magazine of the Democratic Socialists of America [merged 1983]
Democratic Left

subscription included
with membership

magazine website

American Prospect Magazine: "committed to a just society, an enriched democracy & effective liberal politics" [est. 1990]
American Prospect
Liberal Intelligence

subscribe at Amazon:
10 issues/year for $19.95

magazine website

Washington Monthly Magazine [est. 1969]

10 issues/year for $29.95

magazine website

The Washington Spectator Newsletter [est. 1974] monthly
The Washington

direct subscription:
10 issues/year for $10.00 or
24 issues/2 years for $18.00

magazine website

Anti-American Radio

blogger Andrew Breitbarf [1969-2012]
Bill O'Reilly's 'No Spine Zone'
Glenn Dreck

drug-addled fat-boy Limp Rushbaugh
Stop Rush {dot} net - online listing of sponsors to boycott and-or complain to

Michael Sewage
Neil 'The Bore' Boortz
Roger Hedgekook
Dr. Laura 'N-word' Schlessinger
Tracy R. Twyman
Sean Vannity
Ann 'The Tran' Coulter

Air America Radio Network
Air America Radio Network
established 31 March 2004; rescued from bankruptcy January 2007 by
the Green Brothers; revised schedule 'Air America 2.0' from May 2007

A.A.R.N. websitelisten live!
click for separate Solutions / A.A.R.N. page

as-of November 2007, there are NO progressive/Air America outlets in the states
of Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, South Carolina and Texas

Non-Stop Radio: Fighting To Secure The Future of Progressive Talk
Blog Talk Radio

logo of the Nova M Radio Network
Nova M Radio official website
established in 2006 for purchase of stations to broadcast progressive/AAR content
Peter B. Collins, based in San Francisco, CA {announced 10/2006}
Mike Malloy Show, based in Atlanta, GA {back on air 10/30/2006}
Dr. Mike Newcomb, based in Phoenix, AZ {announced 10/2006}
John Zogby 'Pulse Of The Nation' weekly show {announced 10/2006}

Defying The Distortion  "Defying The Distortion: How We Created Air America -
The New Radio Revolution" [2007]
by Sheldon Drobny

Vox Pop pb [4/2007] for $11.66
this appears to be an updated & retitled edition of the 2004 book
Road To Air America  "Road To Air America: Breaking The Right Wing
Stranglehold On Our Nation's Airwaves" [2004]
by Sheldon Drobny

Select Books 9x6¼ pb [10/2004] out of print/used
publisher bookpage

WikiLeaks & Julian Assange

WikiLeaks.com [est. 10/2006]: official websiteWikipedia

Julian Assange: IMDb listingWikipedia

Working Minds / Activism Dept. / WikiLeaks & Julian Assange Page

The Outdoor Advertising Cartel
2006 U.S. outdoor advertising gross revenue {per OAAA} was $6.81 billion;
the top three companies control 54.2 percent of the U.S. market

Outdoor Advertising Association of America, Inc. [est. 1891]

logo of Clear Channel Outdoor
FIRST PLACE: Clear Channel Communications of Phoenix, Arizona
$1.341 billion in U.S. revenue for 2006 = 19.7% of the U.S. market (also #1 worldwide)
entry at Wikipediacompany website

logo of C.B.S. Outdoor
SECOND: C.B.S. Outdoor of Phoenix, Arizona
$1.23 billion in revenue for 2006 = 18% of the U.S. market
entry at Wikipediacompany website

logo of Lamar Advertising
THIRD: Lamar Advertising Company of Baton Rouge, Louisiana
$1.120 billion in revenue for 2006 = 16.5% of the U.S. market
entry at Wikipediacompany website

logo of Van Wagner Communications
FOURTH: Van Wagner Communications of New York City [re-formed 1997]
company website

logo of JCDecaux Group of France
FIFTH: JCDecaux Group [est. 1964] of Paris, France
also second place worldwide (after Clear Channel)
entry at Wikipediacompany website

Books About Media & Freedom Issues
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Lippmann's Liberty & the News  "Liberty and The News" [1920 classic]
by Walter Lippmann [1889-1974]

Princeton Univ Press 7¾x4¾ pb [10/2007] for $11.53
Transaction Publrs 8x5 pb [1/95] for $21.95
Lippmann's Public Opinion  "Public Opinion: An Important Work On The Theory of Public Opinion In Relation To Traditional Democratic Theory" [1922 classic]
by Walter Lippmann [1889-1974]

FQ Classics 8¾x5¾ pb [10/2007] for $12.99
NuVision Publns 9x5¾ pb [9/2007] for $13.49
B&N Publng 9x6 hardcover [2/2006] for $22.79
Discovering The News book by Michael Schudson  "Discovering The News: A Social History of American Newspapers" [1978]
by Michael Schudson

Basic Books 8x5¼ pb [2/81] for $23.95
Basic Books 8¼x5¾ hardcover [11/78] out of print/used
History of the Black Press  "A History of The Black Press" [1987]
by Armistead S. Pride & Clint C. Wilson II

Howard Univ Press 11x8½ pb [6/87] for $27.95
Manufacturing Consent / Media  "Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of The Mass Media"
[1988] by Edward S. Herman & Noam Chomsky

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [7/2011] for $14.99
Pantheon 9¼x6¼ pb [1/2002] for $13.57
Pantheon 9½x6½ hardcover [9/88] out of print/used
Bill of Rights User's Guide  "The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide" [1991]
by Linda R. Monk

Close Up Publng pb 4th edition [2/2004] for $19.95
author's website
Unsilent Revolution  "Unsilent Revolution: Television News & American Public Life,
1948-1991" [1992] by Robert J. Donovan

Cambridge Univ Press pb [3/92] for $28.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/92] out of print/used
Out of Order / critique of the news media book by Thomas E. Patterson  "Out of Order: An Incisive and Boldly Original Critique of The News Media's Domination of America's Political Process" [1993]
by Thomas E. Patterson

Vintage 7¾x5 pb [8/94] for $10.91
Knopf 8¼x5¾ hardcover [10/93] out of print/many used
Manufacturing Consent / Chomsky video  "Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky & The Media"
[movie 1993, book 1994] Directed by Mark Achbar & Peter Wintonick

Zeitgeist Video color DVD [2/2002] for $23.99
Zeitgeist Video color VHS [10/94] for $37.99
Black Rose Books 8½x9 pb [3/94] for $17.00
Black Rose Books 8¾x9 hardcover [3/94] for $55.99
full credits from IMDbNoam Chomsky Page at Maison d'Être Philosophy Bookstore
Tainted Truth / Media Manipulation In America book by Cynthia Crossen  
"Tainted Truth: The Manipulation of Fact In America" [1994]
by Cynthia Crossen

Touchstone 8½x5½ pb [1/96] for $18.95
Simon & Schuster 9¾x6½ hardcover [6/94] out of print/80+ used
Newsworkers History book edited by Hanno Hardt & Bonnie Brennen  "Newsworkers: Toward A History of The Rank and File" [1995]
Edited by Hanno Hardt & Bonnie Brennen

Univ MN Press 9x6 pb [10/95] for $24.50
Univ MN Press 9¼x6 hardcover [10/95] out of print/used
Breaking the News book by James Fallows  "Breaking The News: How The Media Undermine American Democracy"
[1996] by James Fallows

Vintage 8x5¼ pb [1/97] for $10.17
Paw Prints 8¼x5¼ library hardcover [6/2008] for $23.95
Pantheon 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1/96] out of print/used
Virtual Government  "Virtual Government: C.I.A. Mind Control Operations In America" [1997]
by Alex Constantine

includes information on "Operation Mockingbird: The Subversion of The Free Press by The C.I.A."
Feral House 8½x5½ pb [7/97] for $10.17
Death of Public Broadcasting  "Made Possible By: The Death of Public Broadcasting In The United States" [1997] by James Ledbetter
Verso 7¾x5 pb [11/98] for $10.20
Verso 9½x6¼ hardcover [11/97] for $25.00
Bill of Rights  "The Bill of Rights: Creation & Reconstruction" [1998]
by Akhil Reed Amar

Yale Univ Press 8¼x5½ pb [4/2000] for $12.89
Yale Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [8/98] for $49.49
author's homepage at Yale
For the People / Constitution / Rights  "For the People: What the Constitution Really Says About Your Rights" [1998] by Akhil Reed Amar & Alan R. Hirsch
Touchstone 9x6 pb [8/99] for $19.95
Free Press 9½x6½ hardcover [1/98] out of stock/used
Seizing the Airwaves Handbook edited by Ron Sakolsky & Stephen Dunifer  "Seizing The Airwaves: A Free Radio Handbook" [1998]
Edited by Ron Sakolsky & Stephen Dunifer

A.K. Press 9x6 pb [5/98] for $12.95
Stories That Changed America book by Carl Jensen  "Stories That Changed America: Muckrakers of The 20th Century" [2000]
by Carl Jensen

Seven Stories Press 9x6 pb [11/2002] for $10.17
Seven Stories Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [8/2000] for $26.95
Elements of Journalism book by Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel  "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and The Public Should Expect" [2001 & 2007]
by Bill Kovach & Tom Rosenstiel

Three Rivers Press Updated & Revised 8x5¼ pb [4/2007] for $10.92
Kindle Edition from Three Rivers Press [2001 edition] for $9.99
Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [12/2001] out of print/many, many used
Crown Books 8¼x5¾ hardcover [4/2001] out of print/many used
Muckraking / Journalism book edited by Judith & William Serrin  
"Muckraking!: The Journalism That Changed America" [2002]
Edited by Judith & William Serrin

New Press 9¼x7¾ pb [6/2002] for $16.50
Censorship, Inc / Free Speech  "Censorship, Inc.: The Corporate Threat To Free Speech In The United States" [2002] by Lawrence C. Soley
Monthly Review Press 8¾x6½ pb [8/2002] for $16.29
Monthly Review Press 9½x6 hardcover [8/2002] for $70.00
author's homepage
Our Media, Not Theirs book by Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols  "Our Media, Not Theirs: The Democratic Struggle Against Corporate Media" [2002] by Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols
Seven Stories Press 7x5 pb [12/2002] for $9.95
{an expansion of pamphlet "It's The Media, Stupid"}
SSP/Open Media 6¾x3¼ pamphlet [6/2000] out of print/used
Shaking the Foundations  "Shaking the Foundations: 200 Years of Investigative Journalism In America" [2003] Edited by Bruce Shapiro
Thunder's Mouth Press 9x6 pb [7/2003] for $10.85
Oh Really? Factor Bill O'Reilly book by Peter Hart  "The Oh Really? Factor: Unspinning Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly"
[2003] by Peter Hart

"O'Reilly consistently concocts evidence to support his conservative talking points"
Kindle Edition from Seven Stories Press [4/2011] for $6.99
FAIR/Seven Stories Press 7x7 pb [9/2003] for $8.95
Problem of the Media in the Twenty-First Century book by Robert McChesney  
"The Problem of The Media: U.S. Communication Politics In The Twenty-First Century" [2004] by Robert W. McChesney
Monthly Review Press 8¾x6 pb [3/2004] for $9.50
Monthly Review Press 9¼x6 hardcover [3/2004] for $45.00
Republican Noise Machine  "The Republican Noise Machine: Right-Wing Media & How It Corrupts Democracy" [2004] by David Brock
Three Rivers Press 8x5¼ pb [4/2005] for $11.16
Crown Books 9¼x6.4 hardcover [5/2004] for $16.35
Random House ABR audio CD [5/2004] for $18.87
Random House ABR audio [5/2004] for $16.35

New Media Monopoly  "The New Media Monopoly: A Completely Revised & Updated Edition with Seven New Chapters" [orig 1983; full rev 2004]
by {longtime editor & journalist} Ben H. Bagdikian

Kindle Edition from Beacon Press [9/2014] for $14.04
Beacon Press 20th Edition 8½x5½ pb [5/2004] for $24.71
Beacon Press 20th Edition pb [5/2004] out of prodn/used
Beacon Press 20th Edition pb [5/2004] out of prodn/used
We the Media  
"We The Media: Grassroots Journalism - By The People, For The People"
[2004] by Dan Gillmor

O'Reilly Media 9x6¼ pb [1/2006] for $11.04
O'Reilly Media 8¾x6 hardcover [8/2004] for $15.72
publisher's bookpage
True Lies   "True Lies" [2004] by Anthony Lappé & Steven Marshall, with Ian Inaba; Foreword by Greg Palast
Plume 8x5¼ pb [9/2004] out of print/dozens used
Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime  "Perilous Times: Free Speech In Wartime From The Sedition Act of 1798 To The War On Terrorism" [2004] by Geoffrey R. Stone
W.W. Norton 9¼x6¼ pb [10/2005] for $12.21
W.W. Norton 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2004] for $23.80
Freedom Of The Press Survey  "Freedom of The Press 2004: A Global Survey of Media Independence"
[2004] from Freedom House, edited by Karin Deutsch Karlekar & Brian Katulis

Rowman & Littlefield 10x8¼ pb [10/2004] for $19.95
Rowman & Littlefield 9¼x6 hardcover [10/2004] for $55.00
Death of Media  "The Death of Media: And The Fight To Save Democracy" [2005]
by Danny Schechter

"half manifesto and half piercing investigation"
Melville House 6¼x5¼ pb [9/2005] for $7.70
author's blogsite
Bad News  
"Bad News: The Decline of Reporting, The Business of News & The Danger To Us All" [2005] by Tom Fenton
Regan Books 9x6 pb [1/2006] for $11.04
Regan Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [3/2005] for $16.35
Tragedy & Farce / American Media book by John Nichols & Robert W. McChesney  "Tragedy & Farce: How the American Media Sell Wars, Spin Elections, and Destroy Democracy" [2005] by John Nichols & Robert W. McChesney, Illustrations by Tom Tomorrow, Foreword by Tim Robbins
New Press bargain price 8x5½ pb [11/2006] for $5.75
New Press 8¼x5½ hardcover [11/2005] for $23.95
Amusing Ourselves To Death  "Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age of Show Business" [orig 1985, rev 2005]
by Neil Postman; 20th Anniversary Introduction by Andrew Postman

Penguin 7¾x5 pb [12/2005] for $11.20
Viking hardcover [11/85] out of print/used
When News Lies / Iraq War  "When News Lies: Media Complicity & The Iraq War" [2006]
by Danny Schechter

Select Books 9¼x7½ pb with DVD [1/2006] for $27.95
official moviesiteauthor's blogsite
Lapdogs   "Lapdogs: How The Press Rolled Over For Bush" [2006]
by Eric Boehlert

Free Press 9x6½ hardcover [5/2006] for $16.50
author's blogsite
Cable News Confidential  "Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures In Corporate Media"
[2006] by Jeff Cohen, Foreword by Jim Hightower

PoliPointPress 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $10.61
End Times / Fourth Estate  "End Times: The Death of The Fourth Estate" [2007]
by Alexander Cockburn & Jeffrey St. Clair

A.K. Press/CounterPunch 7¼x5 pb [3/2007] for $10.85
CounterPunch official website
Fair & Balanced, My Ass book by Joseph Minton Amann & Tom Breuer  "Fair and Balanced, My Ass!: An Unbridled Look At The Bizarre Reality of Fox News" [2007] by Joseph Minton Amann & Tom Breuer
Nation Books 8x5½ pb [4/2007] for $11.66
Fight For Free Speech In America  "From The Palmer Raids To The PATRIOT Act: A History of The Fight For Free Speech In America" [2007] by Christopher M. Finan
Beacon Press hardcover [5/2007] for $17.13
Collapse of The Great American Newspaper  "-30-: The Collapse of The Great American Newspaper" [2007]
Edited by Charles M. Madigan

Ivan R. Dee, Publr 8½x5¾ hardcover [9/2007] for $19.76
What Orwell Didn't Know essays  "What Orwell Didn't Know: Propaganda and The New  Face of American Politics" [essays 2007]
Edited by Andras Szanto, Introduction by Orville Schell

PublicAffairs 8¼x5½ pb [11/2007] for $10.17
Print Is Dead, Books in Our Digital Age book by Jeff Gomez  "Print Is Dead: Books In Our Digital Age" [2007]
by Jeff Gomez

Kindle Edition from Palgrave Macmillan [2007 edition] for $9.99
Palgrave Macmillan 8½x5½ pb [7/2009] for $16.95
Palgrave Macmillan 8x5½ hardcover [11/2007] for $20.85
Bloggers On The Bus book by Eric Boehlert  "Bloggers On The Bus: How The Internet Changed Politics and The Press"
[2009] by Eric Boehlert

Free Press 8½x6 pb [2/2010] for $11.70
Free Press 9x6 hardcover [5/2009] for $17.16
The Vanishing Newspaper / Saving Journalism book by Philip Meyer  "The Vanishing Newspaper: Saving Journalism In The Information Age" [2009] by Philip Meyer
Univ Missouri Press 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [9/2009] for $24.51
Univ Missouri Press 2nd edition 9¼x6½hardcover [9/2009] for $49.95
Losing the News That Feeds Democracy book by Alex S. Jones  "Losing The News: The Future of The News That Feeds Democracy" [2009] by Alex S. Jones
Oxford Univ Press pb [1/2011] for $10.31
Oxford Univ Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [9/2009] for $16.47
Wingnuts, Lunatic Fringe book by John Avlon  "Wingnuts: How The Lunatic Fringe Is Hijacking America" [2010]
by John Avlon, Foreword by Tina Brown

Beast Books pb [2/2010] for $10.85
Death and Life of American Journalism book by Robert W. McChesney  "The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution That Will Begin The World Again" [2010]
by Robert W. McChesney & John Nichols

"This is an important book." — Dan Rather
Nation Books updated 9¼x6 pb [7/2011] for $10.90
Nation Books bargain price 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/2010] for $10.78
The Imperfectionists novel by Tom Rachman  "The Imperfectionists: A Novel" [2010] by Tom Rachman
Debut novel of an American journalist who worked in Rome and in Paris; the tragi-comic tale of a crew of expatriots making their daily report on the idiocy and the brilliance of the species, while new technologies start the paper's tilt into oblivion.
Dial Press hardcover [4/2010] for $13.74
What Is Happening to News book by Jack Fuller  "What Is Happening To News: The Information Explosion and The Crisis In Journalism" [2010] by {Pulitzer winner) Jack Fuller
Univ Chicago Press hardcover [5/2010] for $15.22

Collapse of Journalism book edited by Robert W. McChesney & Victor Pickard  "Will The Last Reporter Please Turn Out The Lights: The Collapse of Journalism and What Can Be Done To Fix It" [2011]
Edited by Robert W. McChesney & Victor Pickard

New Press 9¼x6 pb [5/2011] for $13.20
Deal From Hell / Great American Newspapers book by James O'Shea  "The Deal From Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers" [2011] by James O'Shea
The Tribune Company conglomerate of Chicago merged with Times Mirror of Los Angeles in June 2000, doubling the company's size. Chicago investor Sam Zell bought out the company in April 2007 for $8.4 billion. But by December 2008, the company filed bankruptcy. Former Chicago Tribune managing editor O'Shea reports on the behind-the-scenes meetings and dealings that helped destroy the newspaper industry in America.
Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [8/2012] for $9.99
PublicAffairs 8¼x5½ pb [8/2012] out of print/used
PublicAffairs 9½x6¼ hardcover [6/2011] for $20.89

Newspaperman Inside The Wall Street Journal book by Warren Phillips  "Newspaperman: Inside The News Business At The Wall Street Journal"
[2011] by Warren H. Phillips

Author was hired in 1947, became the paper's executive editor in 1966, and was publisher/CEO at parent Dow Jones at his retirement in 1991
McGraw-Hill 9x6 hardcover [8/2011] for $17.49

Deadline Artists / Newspaper Columns book edited by Avlon, Angelo & Louis  "Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns" [2011]
Edited by John P. Avlon, Jesse Angelo & Errol Louis

Overlook 9x6 hardcover [9/2011] for $18.61
Historical and current writers covered include: Mitch Albom, Russell Baker, Mike Barnicle, Dave Barry, Ambrose Bierce, Thomas Boswell, Jimmy Breslin, David Brooks, Heywood Broun, Art Buchwald, William F. Buckley, Jimmy Cannon, Richard Harding Davis, Pete Dexter, Maureen Dowd, Fanny Fern, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas L. Friedman, Woody Guthrie, Pete Hamill, Ben Hecht, W.C. Heinz, Ernest Hemingway, Bob Herbert, Carl Hiaasen, Langston Hughes, Murray Kempton, Michael Kinsley, Tony Kornheiser, Steve Lopez, H.L. Mencken, Jack Newfield, Peggy Noonan, Kathleen Parker, Westbrook Pegler, Leonard Pitts, Ernie Pyle, Anna Quindlen, Grantland Rice, Will Rogers, Theodore Roosevelt, Mike Royko, Damon Runyon, Red Smith, Dorothy Thompson, Hunter S. Thompson, Cynthia Tucker, Mark Twain, Orson Welles & George Will

Magazines About Media & Freedom Issues

The Redrocks Magazine Cooperative in South Norwalk, CT
A truly progressive coöperative of small magazines fending off the high costs of post-Bush publishing.
Member publications include: The American Prospect, Buddhadharma Magazine, Clay Times, E: The Environmental Magazine, Earth Island Journal, EnlightenmentNext, Funny Times, Healing Lifestyles & Spas, Kosmos Magazine, Light of Consciousness, Lilipoh Magazine, Living Crafts Magazine, Mother Earth News, Mothering Magazine, Mother Jones Magazine {below}, The Nation Magazine, Natural Home Magazine, Organic Spa Magazine, Parabola Magazine, Presence, The Progressive, Sacred Fire Magazine, Science of Mind, Seed Magazine, The Shambhala Sun, Spirituality & Health, Tathaastu Magazine, Tiferet Magazine, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Utne Magazine, and The Washington Spectator newsletter

Extra! Magazine  EXTRA! Magazine: published by F.A.I.R.
subscription 6 issues/year [USA only] for $35.06
online archives
Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting [F.A.I.R.] "... works to invigorate the First Amendment by advocating for greater diversity in the press and by scrutinizing media practices that marginalize public interest, minority & dissenting viewpoints."
Mother Jones Magazine  "Mother Jones" Magazine [est. 1976]
An independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
subscription: 6 issues/year for $15.00
Mother Jones Magazine website

Video Documentaries About Media & Freedom Issues

1992 docu feature "Feed"  "Feed: A Comedy About Running For President" [Oct 1992]
An earlier, similar (but funnier) documentary that includes pirated news network live satellite feeds and compares them to on-air propaganda from the 1992 U.S. presidential primary in New Hampshire. Co-produced & co-directed by Kevin Rafferty & James Ridgeway; satellite feeds provided by Brian Springer
First Run Features widescreen color DVD [11/2007] for $24.95
First Run Features color VHS [11/99] out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb

Brian Springer's 1995 docu video "Spin"  "Spin" [Oct 1995]
This documentary video compares pirated news network live satellite feeds with on-air propaganda from the 1992 U.S. presidential election, revealing the raw manipulative power of television. Co-produced, written, directed & edited by Brian Springer
download available at the official website {requires Flash}
full credits at IMDb

Stupidity docufilm  "Stupidity" [Téléfilm Canada 2003]
Co-produced & directed by Albert Nerenberg; extras include uncut interviews with Noam Chomsky, Giancarlo Livraghi, Bill Maher, director Albert Nerenberg, Avital Ronell & director Joel Schumacher
Disinformation color DVD [7/2006] for $17.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Weapons of Mass Deception movie  "W.M.D.: Weapons of Mass Deception" documentary
[Globalvision Dec 2004]
Co-produced & directed by Danny Schechter
Cinema Libre color DVD [3/2005] for $12.99
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
Orwell Rolls in His Grave docu  "Orwell Rolls In His Grave" documentary [2003]
Written & directed by Robert Kane Pappas
Go-Kart DVD [6/2005] for $14.99
full credits at IMDbofficial website

more info on Spirit of America Bookstore's George Orwell [1903-50] Page

Outfoxed docu  "Outfoxed: Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism" [June 2004]
Produced & directed by Robert Greenwald
"Freedom of the press is guaranteed only to those who own one." — A.J. Liebling
Disinformation Company color DVD [7/2004] for $9.95
full credits from IMDb; official movie website
"film made possible by MoveOn.Org and The Center for American Progress"

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