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The New York Times is one of the most respected journalistic enterprises in the world — despite their flaws:

Information is Power!

Students and Peralta employees can get a free subscription to The New York Times!

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Here are links to some useful outlets and journalists you can find in the “Reliable Websites and News Sources” tab of theLibrary Research Guide Laney Librarian Phillippa Caldeira built for our class. –Thank you, Phillippa!

  • Al Jazeera English
    Al Jazeera English focuses on people, and the events that impact their lives. Our impartial, fact-based reporting wins worldwide praise and respect.
  • Charles M. Blow – The New York Times
    Charles M. Blow has been a New York Times Op-Ed columnist since 2008. His column appears on Monday and Thursday. Mr. Blow is the author of “Fire Shut Up in My Bones,” released in September 2014.
  • Colorlines: News for Action
    Colorlines is a daily news site where race matters, featuring award-winning investigative reporting and news analysis. Colorlines is produced by a multiracial team of writers who cover stories from the perspective of community, rather than through the lens of power brokers.
  • NPR (National Public Radio)
    NPR is a mission-driven, multimedia news organization and radio program producer. It is a network with a strong base of Member Stations and supporters nationwide. NPR is also the leading membership and representation organization for public radio.
  • Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic
    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir “The Beautiful Struggle”.
  • Washington Week with Gwen Ifill
    Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of the “PBS NewsHour.” She is the best-selling author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama”. Gwen reports on a wide range of issues from foreign affairs to U.S. politics and policies interviewing national and international newsmakers.

Below this line is content from a previous semester. It will be revised and updated soon…

Recommended Women Reporters and Commentators:

Amy Goodman, producer/host of Democracy Now! (http://www.democracynow.org/)

Friday, Feb. 27 program: http://www.democracynow.org/shows/2015/2/27

Rose Aguilar, host of KALW’s Your Call (http://yourcallradio.org/)

Wed. Feb. 25 program: http://kalw.org/post/your-call-improving-police-and-community-relations-poverty-real-issue


Recommended Black Commentators and Reporters:

Davey D / Hard Knock Radio:

Feb. 20 Interview w/ Fleetwood begins at 8:30: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/111426

Feb. 19 Net Neutrality begins at 7:15: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/111397

Feb. 18 Interview w/Dhoruba Bin Wahad begins at 9:55: http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/111357


Melissa Harris-Perry

Malcolm X’s daughter on how he would see the world today: Fifty years ago, Malcolm X was assassinated. His daughter, Ilyasah Shabazz, talks with Melissa about how he actively and purposely transformed himself into an independent global revolutionary, and what he would say about modern day activists. http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/malcolm-x-s-daughter-on-how-he-d-see-world-today-402417731905

Images of inequality, poverty and violence have tended to obscure the rich tapestry of community, families and political organizing in Compton. Mayor Aja Brown talks about her ambitious initiatives to transform her town. http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/the-new-face-of-a-changing-compton-402609731962

America’s complicated and conflicting history was in the spotlight this week in Oklahoma, where a House committee approved a bill that would ban AP History from being taught in the state. Pedro Noguera and high school student Moin Nadeem join to discuss. http://www.msnbc.com/melissa-harris-perry/watch/the-political-battle-over-the-american-story-402607683989

Here is one of her commentaries at The Nation magazine: http://www.thenation.com/article/181381/obama-responsible-protests-ferguson-not-way-you-think#


Tavis Smiley–via his PBS TV program:

Paulette Brown: The President-elect of the American Bar Association discusses the issue of implicit bias in the legal system. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365410744/

Senators Tom Scott and Cory Booker: An exclusive interview with the only two African-American members currently serving in the U.S. Senate. Part 1: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365402371/  Part 2: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365403226/

Marian Wright Edelman: The Founder and President of the Children’s Defense Fund discusses organization’s recently released report, “Ending Child Poverty Now.” http://video.pbs.org/video/2365429655/

Free Speech Panel, Part 2: In night two of our conversation on FREE SPEECH IN AMERICA we talk with actress and comedianRoseanne Barr, radio hostSonali Kolhatkar, and social justice advocate Hussam Ayloush. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365413420/  (Part 1: http://video.pbs.org/video/2365411982/).

Jorge Ramos: The host of Fusion’s AMERICA discusses the political agenda for the Latino community in the new session of Congress, and looks toward the 2016 presidential race. http://video.pbs.org/video/2365410736/


Mumia Abu Jamal:  –Please note: This is a new, better link! –Thank you, Jasmine! –Here is the full archive of Prison Radio commentaries by Mumia, Kevin Cooper and others: http://www.prisonradio.org/audio-listings

–And here is an archive of Mumia’s commentaries from past years, along with transcripts!


Two SPORTS profiles by Mumia:




Connected Texts: This 1/2-hr of radio clarifies ISIS: Lena Khatib on “Letters & Politics” Feb. 17. Crucial time-frame: 6:25 – 33:15.


Media Outlet Recommendations


News Hubs

Newser: www.newser.com — nominated by Jarrett Wright


Daily News Outlets

Democracy Now! www.democracynow.com — nominated by Meilan Lao, Victor Su, and Mei Ling Ho.

–also by Evelyn Moreno, who especially recommends DN’s coverage of Immigration: http://www.democracynow.org/topics/immigration

example blog post: husband_beaten_into_coma_by_border_patrol — wife_stops_his_deportation_from_hospital

–also by Jacob Epstein: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/10/7/dr_atul_gawande_ebola_is_eminently

The New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com — nominated by Kaleo Johnson

CNN: www.cnn.com


Other News Programs

Face the Nation: http://www.cbsnews.com/face-the-nation/ — nominated by Tylan Vinson

example segment: <http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/august-31-mccain-king-smith/>


Money & Economics

Reporter Matt Taibbi: https://twitter.com/mtaibbi — nominated by Luis Reyes

The Economic Collapse (blog): http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com — nominated by Yanfen Ye


News & Commentary

Bill Moyers and his online show Moyers and Company: http://billmoyers.com/ — nominated by Sean Cooper

The Colbert Report: http://thecolbertreport.cc.com/ — nominated by Reece Backman

The Ed (Schultz) Show: http://www.msnbc.com/the-ed-show — nominated by Danielle Mackey

Real Time with Bill Maher: www.hbo.com/real-time-with-bill-maher — nominated by Michelle Landrum

Fusion TV: fusion.net — nominated by Yesenia Vasquez

Slate (online magazine): http://www.slate.com — nominated by Julian Walker



Organic Consumers Association: http://www.organicconsumers.org/ — nominated by Sofia Pavlova



ESPN’s Sports Nation: http://search.espn.go.com/sports-nation/ — nominated by Tiffany York

Bleacher Report: bleacherreport.com — nominated by Christian Lemos-Marquez

ESPN’s First Take: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/feature/index?page=firsttake — nominated by Rory Dk(?)

Skip Bayless at ESPN: Skip Bayless News, Videos, Photos, and PodCasts – ESPN — nominated by Justin Brooke



Wired: http://www.wired.com/ — nominated by CHIHANG KO