Paul Loeb Media Resources

Some alternative magazines, websites and other information resources that I find particularly useful for social change.


[Draws on different alternative publications and also posts their own content]

Alternative Radio

[Hour-long alternative radio program featuring leading radical thinkers and activists]

Campaign for America's Future

[Brings together lots of good perspectives and organizations for a progressive agenda]

Christian Science Monitor

[Most thoughtful international coverage of any US newspaper, and good domestic coverage as well. Much more critical of state and corporate power than the New York Times or Washington Post.]

Citizens for Tax Justice

[best available analysis of federal and state taxation patterns, including more progressive alternatives]

Daily Kos
(Prime liberal political blog)

Economic Policy Institute

[best source on economic trends and inequality]

Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

[national media-watch group with some local chapters. They also put out an excellent magazine called Extra]

Giraffe Project

[gives you real-life heroes' stories, a free classroom lesson, information on the K-12 Giraffe Heroes Program and printable quotes on courage and service]

Global Exchange

[Works on global trade issues and offers "reality tours" of places affected by economic injustice. They coordinate the wonderful Green Festivals.]

Huffington Post

[I do much of my writing for them and value their mix of original reporting and commentary and links to other outlets.]

Independent Media Center

[Founded during the Seattle WTO protests, provides alternative breaking coverage of major national and international demonstrations, including eye-witness reports and videos. Reports tend to be extremely subjective, so need to be taken with a large grain of salt, but it's an interesting site to get alternative perspectives.]

Institute for Public Accuracy

[Wonderful news source on breaking news. Lists alternative experts with concise perspectives on the issues of the day.]

International Center for Nonviolent Conflict

[Excellent center with resources on nonviolent action.]

In These Times

[Good radical politics, labor coverage.]

Mother Jones

[Strong alternative investigative reporting.]

Ms. Magazine

[Leading feminist magazine.]

The Nation

[America's oldest liberal-radical weekly and one of the best progressive publications around.]

New Dimensions Radio

[Excellent alternative radio program focusing on spirit and environmental and social responsibility. Also produces a magazine.]

The Progressive

[Long-time progressive monthly.]


One of my very favorite magazines, wonderfully humane and radical Christian magazine. Jim Wallis edits it.

Teaching Tolerance

Excellent resource for teachers and activists on teaching tolerance and social justice


[Good progressive Jewish magazine.]

United for a Fair Economy

Excellent research and action group working on tax and economic inequalities

Utne Reader

[Long-time alternative press digest--a little more lifestylely.]

Voices In Wartime

[A website, created by some close friends of mine, that focuses on creating an online community where people can publish writing and images about how to respond to our current times. It allows people to publish their own writing and images, engage with others by viewing and commenting on their work and act to create a less violent world.]

Yes Magazine

[Focuses on wonderful hopeful alternatives.]

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