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Corporate Coverage Falls Short for America’s Mass Shooting Problem

Corporate Coverage Falls Short for America’s Mass Shooting Problem

By Hannah Brooks As the presidential election, civil unrest, and COVID-related mass panic and grief all vied for center stage during 2020, mass shootings in the United States were, for the most part, absent from mainstream headlines. This is not to say that 2020...

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 over 120 academics, students,...

‘2016 Was Not A Fluke’ — Unpacking Election 2020

‘2016 Was Not A Fluke’ — Unpacking Election 2020

The Park Center for Independent Media hosted a panel discussion on the results of election 2020, featuring Ithaca College-affiliated speakers who are experts in politics, media, and culture. The conversation tackled the issues that influenced the presidential race,...

Election 2020: Why Trump Lost But Trumpism Didn’t

Election 2020: Why Trump Lost But Trumpism Didn’t

By Raza Rumi The November election in the United States took place under most extraordinary circumstances. A deadly pandemic, historic levels of unemployment, massive protests against racism and deep polarization defined the context within which the electoral battle...

The Union Campaign at Amazon Was Just the Beginning

The Union Campaign at Amazon Was Just the Beginning

Workers at an Amazon fulfillment center in Bessemer, Alabama, have lost their bid to seek union representation in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) election, in what would have been the first of the company’s U.S. facilities to unionize. ...

Hesitant Coverage of the Hateful Atlanta Shootings

Hesitant Coverage of the Hateful Atlanta Shootings

ON TUESDAY EVENING, a white gunman killed four people at Young’s Asian Massage, a spa in a suburb of Atlanta. He then traveled into the city and killed four more people, also at spas—three at a business called Gold Spa, and one at Aromatherapy Spa. In total, six...

Student Work

“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...

Internship: Madison Fernandez at The Ithaca Voice

Internship: Madison Fernandez at The Ithaca Voice

Madison Fernandez '21 (Journalism) has been working with The Ithaca Voice, where she's been pitching and writing lots of stories—around 40 her first month. Her favorites covered the new Odyssey Bookstore, where she conducted her first socially-distanced in-person...

The Indy Brief

Police Violence, Union Drives, and Climate Emergency

Police Violence, Union Drives, and Climate Emergency

April 13, 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. Subscribe   The Headlines PCIM Events Izzy Award Ceremony on...

Attacks on Unions and Voting Rights

Attacks on Unions and Voting Rights

March 9, 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. Subscribe   The Headlines U.S. Politics Biden Takes the First...

Events

Izzy Award 2021

Izzy Award 2021

On Tuesday, April 27, PCIM hosted the 13th annual Izzy Award Ceremony, honoring journalists Liliana Segura and Tim Schwab and nonprofit outlet Truthout. Speeches by Segura, Schwab, and editor-in-chief of Truthout Maya Schenwar offered critical insights to reporting on...

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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