The Health Effects of the Gig Economy

On July 20, 2021, World’s Richest Man and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos launched himself into space for an 11-minute self-funded joy ride. Americans, and humans in general, tend to be awestruck and filled with joyous wonder about space travel and its promise of discovery,...

Pegasus and the Global Threat to Dissent

When one hears of the word “Pegasus” it is more likely that a mythical winged horse comes to mind than the most pernicious spyware ever devised. Pegasus software is the primary product sold to government clients by the Israeli cybersecurity company NSO Group. Although...

Why Media Is Complicit in the Ongoing Opioid Crisis

The United States has set a new, grim record: Throughout 2020, the scourge of opioid addiction raged alongside Covid-19, taking 93,000 lives – the largest one-year increase ever recorded. Drug overdose deaths have been steadily increasing in the U.S. for decades,...

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Flash Flaherty Book Launch with Coeditor Patricia Zimmermann

Flash Flaherty Book Launch with Coeditor Patricia Zimmermann

On April 29  the Park Center for Independent Media and The Flaherty hosted the international launch of Scott MacDonald and Patricia R. Zimmermann’s new book Flash Flaherty: Tales From A Film Seminar (Indiana, 2021). Attended by...

A Conversation with Boots Riley: “Democracy at Work!” 04/15

A Conversation with Boots Riley: “Democracy at Work!” 04/15

The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) in collaboration with Cornell University's Industry Labor Relations School presents: A Conversation with Boots Riley: “Democracy at Work!” Boots Riley is a musician, labor activist and director of the critically acclaimed...

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PCIM Sponsors Summer Internships For Eight Students in 2021

PCIM Sponsors Summer Internships For Eight Students in 2021

Each year, the Park Center for Independent Media sponsors students to work with independent media outlets and immerse themselves in non-corporate media production and distribution systems. Through the center’s internship program, students get the opportunity to...

“Home is Here” Documentary by PCIM Intern Julien Sobel

“Home is Here” Documentary by PCIM Intern Julien Sobel

“Home is Here” explores the life of Dolores, an undocumented farmworker in Upstate New York, as she talks about her experiences, her struggles, and the work she is doing to help others in situations similar to hers.  The 26-minute documentary broadcasted...

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The Gig Economy’s Health Toll

The Gig Economy’s Health Toll

July 27, 2021 The Park Center for Independent Media circulates the Indy Brief. Subscribe for a weekly selection of news stories from journalists operating outside traditional corporate systems. The Headlines The Edge The Health Effects of the Gig Economy Pegasus...

Media’s Opioid Crisis and ‘Critical Race Theory’

Media’s Opioid Crisis and ‘Critical Race Theory’

July 20, 2021 The Park Center for Independent Media circulates the Indy Brief. Subscribe for a weekly selection of news stories from journalists operating outside traditional corporate systems. The Headlines The Edge Why Media Is Complicit in the Ongoing Opioid...