Old friend Danny Schechter the News Dissector is seeking to revive the Media Channel, which not that many years ago tracked coverage by national and international news organizations from a progressive point of view. Schechter writes:
HELP MEDIA CHANNEL RETURN STRONGER THAN EVER
From: Danny Schechter, Your News Dissector, and Editor, Mediachannel.org
First, some not so good news.
Last spring, we woke up one morning to find that we could no longer access many of our domains including Mediachannel.org and NewsDissector.com, two well-known and respected websites that we launched in the year 2000 to provide a global platform for media analysis, criticism, debate, and activism. I’ll spare you the details of our externally created travails; it was an ordeal no one should have to go through!
But now …
With help from good friends, colleagues, and supporters, we have recovered our domains.
Finally, Mediachannel.org will be back!
We are rededicating ourselves to revitalizing the fight for media accountability and transparency, because every day, consolidated corporate media shapes our future by disseminating and reinforcing government and corporate propaganda. Too often, this mechanism inhibits social and political change by artificially restricting public debate, undermining democracy for the benefit of narrow interests, rather than strengthening it for us all.
Mediachannel.org will once again become a “one stop shop” for the best writing, reflections, and investigations on the power and impact of media in our world. We will name and shame dishonest journalism, feature stories on best practices, and showcase media resources. We know we have important information and analyses to share, and hope you will join or rejoin us.
Additionally, we will resume sending out our newsletter, Media Savvy, and my blog, News Dissector, recognized as Blog of the Year by the Hunter College Media Department in New York City, directly to your inbox, free of charge.
How You Can Help Mediachannel:
Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us:
- How do you think Mediachannel.org can be most effective?
- What do you think we should be covering and offering in this new media age?
- Which media websites do you find most useful and why?
If you can, please click here and help us by making a year-end tax-deductible gift.
Checks can be made payable to: The Global Center; P.O. Box 677 ; New York, NY 10035 (please note Mediachannel on the check).
Your support will enable us to finally get back into action, providing you with unique investigative journalism that spans the globe. As a token of my appreciation for any donation above $50, I will happily send you a copy of my latest eBook, “Dissecting the News and Lighting the Fuse,” published with help of Coldtype.net. This new 220-page book features updates of our best work along with new articles and essays. It is an exciting collection of timely dissections.
Thank you for your support over the years. We didn’t disappear voluntarily, and we know you will be pleased to read our latest reporting and commentary again regularly as a member of Mediachannel.org.
Editor and News Dissector
P.S.: I want to extend a special thank you to Rob Kall of OpEdNews.com, who rebuilt Mediachannel when our site was taken down, and Aaron Krowne of ML-Implode.com, for hosting Newsdissector.net.