| Independent media|
In comparison with corporate media.
|Media that is not part of the corporate media system, mostly independently and tenuously funded.|
Independent media is media that is not part of the corporate media system, mostly independently - and very tenuously - funded.
“We are subject to no editorial oversight or control, apart from our own self-imposed sense of what is right and fair, or in some cases what we think our readers are ready to hear. We have no bosses or advertisers to please or appease. Our owners are the readers. And with an owner that diverse and diffuse, we have been freed of the tyranny of billionaires and corporations.
This new model of journalism is revolutionary. It is genuinely pluralistic media. It allows a much wider spectrum of thought to reach the mainstream than ever before. And perhaps even more importantly, it allows independent journalists to examine, critique and expose the corporate media in real time, showing how little pluralism they allow and how often they resort to blatant falsehood and propaganda techniques.”
Jonathan Cook (2021) 
- Full article: Fake news
- Full article: Fake news
Commercially-controlled media regularly charges independent media with producing "fake news", a phrase which arose from The Deep State's "fake news website" project to try to boost flagging trust in corporate media.
Functioning as Independent?
An interesting case are some state media that gives output similar to independent media. These media outlets are often financed by states Western governments have an adversarial line towards, and that don't get their voices heard in Western corporate media. The most known ones are Russia Today. Sputnik, Press TV and TeleSUR, but also others.
These channels employ or let speak Western dissidents, thereby giving the same output as Western independent media, and of high quality, but can follow unstated official editorial lines in some areas. The Qatari channel Al Jazeera could have been counted here in the start of its transmissions, when it dared to show contents that displeased the powers that be, but it experienced a drastic editorial change in the late 2000s.
|Anti-Empire||Site concentrating on independent geopolitical analysis. Covid-19 dissident.|
|Antiwar.com||Antiwar news and viewpoints since 1995; has moved closer to official narratives over the years|
|Children's Health Defense||Critic of vaccine safety and other health issues|
|Craig Murray's blog||The blog of a former UK diplomat of rare perspicacity and integrity, whose blog was "jolted back out of retirement" by the "horrifying" spectacle of Tony Blair speaking at Ariel Sharon’s Funeral|
|Daily Expose||"Misinformation" website based in Great Britain.|
|Fort Russ||Named as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.|
|Geopolitics & Empire||Podcast censored by Western corporate/governments for Covid-19 coverage and other deep state subjects.|
|Global Research||A research and media organization based in Montreal, Canada, and highly recommended source of independent news|
|GreatGameIndia||Indian website on international affairs, often writing on deep state topics.|
|If Americans Knew||Tour-de-force website of US journalist Alison Weir. It focuses on the historical and ongoing injustices perpetrated by the state of Israel against the non-Jewish people of Palestine.|
|Information Clearing House||One of the central independent media outlets. Tries to tell the stories that corporate media never will. Includes a lot of videos.|
|JohnPilger.com||The films and journalism of John Pilger|
|LewRockwell.com||Named as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.|
|No Lies Radio|
|OffGuardian||Produced by a group of Guardian readers unhappy with its censorship policy|
|Oracle Films||Anti establishment filmmaking|
|Press TV||An Iranian English-speaking media channel notably banned from the UK and US|
|Ron Paul Institute||Independent thinking with a libertarian angle|
|Russia Today||A global TV channel backed by the Russian government. Allows Western dissidents on air and some deep politics to be discussed. Putting a positive spin on the government, but ot too bad coverage of Russia either.|
|Salem News||Oregon based online newsgroup|
|Slavyangrad.org||Website (now inactive) that supported the rebels in Eastern Ukraine|
|Socialist Review||The monthly magazine of the British Socialist Workers Party|
|South Front||Russian-friendly video analysis site. Has faced massive Western corporate/government censorship.|
|StephenLendman.org||The website of US analyst Stephen Lendman|
|The Corbett Report||Named as an outlet of "Fake News" by PropOrNot.|
|The Gateway Pundit||The Gateway Pundit is an online news publication consisting of news, commentary and analysis.|
|The Jimmy Dore Show||American political comedy show.|
|The Kim Iversen Show||Independent analysis of today's politics. Foreign Policy, Pandemic, Elections and More.|
|The Last American Vagabond||Heavily censored by Western corporate/governments for Covid-19 coverage and other deep state subjects.|
|The Real News||Named as an outlet of "Fake News".|
|TruePublica||UK independent media website.|
|UnHerd||British online magazine; hosting alternative viewpoints to a mainstream audience.|
|Unlimited Hangout||Independent news website feauring Whitney Webb and Vanessa Beeley|
|Unwelcome Guests||1500 hours of highly recommended dissident thought, indexed by category and author.|
|John Laughland||“A feature of today’s mass media culture which many dissidents lazily and wrongly denounce as "totalitarian" is precisely that dissenting views may be expressed and published, but this is precisely because, being mere drops in the ocean, they are never a threat to the tide of propaganda.”||John Laughland||2010|