Month: July 2021

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...

The Health Effects of the Gig Economy

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

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...

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...

Why Media Is Complicit in the Ongoing Opioid Crisis

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,...

About The Media Consortium

About The Media Consortium

View the full Media Consortium archive here.   Background In the wake of George W. Bush’s second-term victory in 2004, several left-leaning news outlets met with the goal of forming a coalition to encourage collaboration between independent news media and...

Reparations and Disinformation

Reparations and Disinformation

July 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. The Headlines The Edge On White Grief and Reparations Media’s Vaccine...

On White Grief and Reparations

On White Grief and Reparations

This is a meditation. It has been unevenly in process for most of my life. I cannot remember a time that I was not working at becoming an anti-racist feminist. It is a long process with no clear trajectory, much like the political and historical story of this nation...

Raza Rumi and Sonali Samarasinghe on Survival and Journalism

Raza Rumi and Sonali Samarasinghe on Survival and Journalism

On a recent episode of the WCIB news podcast “Asian in Ithaca: Stories of Race, Culture & Identity,” PCIM Director Raza Rumi told his story of working in, and being forced to flee, Pakistan. Sonali Samarasinghe, a journalist, human rights lawyer, and diplomat,...