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This is a guide to OSU Libraries newspapers-current & historical holdings.

Alternative News Databases

Media Watch/Criticism

Center for Media and Public Affairs
CMPA is a "nonpartisan research and educational organization which conducts scientific studies of the news and entertainment media."

Columbia Journalism Review
Calling it "both a watchdog and a friend of the press in all its forms", the CJR provides media analysis, criticism, and commentary.

Critical Media Studies Links
Buffalo State College's Communication Department maintains this site, providing information, resources and links for conducting research in Media Studies.


Alternative News on the Web

Association of Alternative NewsWeeklies
"The Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN) is the trade organization for the alternative  newspaper business. AAN is a diverse group of 125 non-daily free-circulation papers that are distributed in all of the major metropolitan areas of North America. Each paper has a distinct, local identity that sets it apart from the mainstream press in its market." Check out their directory of alternative presses.

Indymedia is "a collective of independent media organizations and hundreds of journalists offering grassroots, non-corporate coverage. Indymedia is a democratic media outlet for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate tellings of truth." Check out Indymedia's U.S. page or access countless other Indymedia project links throughout the world.

NewsLink's Alternative Press Section
NewsLink's compilation of alternative press/newspapers from around the United States.

Third World Traveler
This website is "an archive of articles and book excerpts that seek to tell the truth about American democracy, media, and foreign policy, and about the impact of the actions of the United States government, transnational corporations, global trade and financial institutions and the corporate media, on democracy, social and economic justice, human rights, and war and peace in the Third World, and in the developed world."

Village Voice
Noted as the nation's first and largest alternative newsweekly. "the Voice has earned a reputation for its groundbreaking investigations of New York City politics, and as the premier expert on New York's cultural scene. Writing and reporting on local and national politics, with opinionated arts, culture, music, dance, film and theater reviews, daily web dispatches and comprehensive entertainment listings, the Voice is the authoritative source on all that New York has to offer."

Willamette Weekly
One of Portland's alternative newspapers, and probably most well-known, Willamette Week is "the only weekly newspaper ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting (2005)."

Corvallis Advocate
This Corvallis newsweekly is "an alternative newsweekly privately held by Corvallis people aiming for the highest good of the community."