India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech

India Targets Climate Activists With the Help of Big Tech

THE BANK OF cameras that camped outside Delhi’s sprawling Tihar jail was the sort of media frenzy you would expect to await a prime minister caught in an embezzlement scandal, or perhaps a Bollywood star caught in the wrong bed. Instead, the cameras were waiting...

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

How Inequity Gets Built Into America’s Vaccination System

It’s a fact that simply being eligible for a vaccine in America doesn’t mean that you can instantly get one. Yet the ability to get to the front of the line isn’t the same for everyone. ProPublica has found that, whether intentionally or not, some vaccine programs...

Trump Briefings? Always News. Biden Briefings? Not News.

Trump Briefings? Always News. Biden Briefings? Not News.

Nowadays, corporate media would have you believe they are appalled by Donald Trump: He’s a liar and a cheat who distorted our democracy and was rotten to the press. I mean, they had to cover him because he was president, but they held their nose the whole time, and...

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

Big Tech and E-Waste

Big Tech and E-Waste

March 2, 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 $15 Minimum Wage Is Dead...

Vaccine Supply Chains, Texas Freeze

Vaccine Supply Chains, Texas Freeze

February 23, 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 FBI Seized...

PCIM Exclusives

Yes, Antiwar Democrats Should Appear on Fox

Yes, Antiwar Democrats Should Appear on Fox

Ithaca College alum and former PCIM student Sean Reardon writes his thoughts on the double standards and poor journalism in the Twitter discourse surrounding California Representative Ro Khanna’s December 1 interview on Fox News. “I fail to see the downside to...

‘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,...

Izzy Award 2020

Izzy Award 2020

The Park Center for Independent Media held the 12th annual Izzy Award ceremony Oct. 28, honoring the 2019 work of "News Inside"; the Puerto Rican organization Centro de Periodismo Investigativo (CPI, the Center for Investigative Journalism); and journalist Matt...

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A Record Number of U.S. Journalists Arrested in 2020

A Record Number of U.S. Journalists Arrested in 2020

The U.S. has seen a 1200% increase in the number of journalists arrested compared to 2019, according to a new report from Freedom of the Press foundation (FPF). The organization tracked 117 arrests or detainments of journalists, which is up from 9 last year. With data...

The Decline of American Journalism—Robert McChesney

The Decline of American Journalism—Robert McChesney

On theAnalysis.news podcast, author, activist, and Izzy Award judge Robert McChesney joins Paul Jay to discuss the degradation of American media. “The range of legitimate debate on political issues has always been pretty much set by people in power.” As real...

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