Trustworthy Media is a news aggregator that collects headlines from 300+ independent media sources all in one place, updated throughout the day. Corporate media can’t be trusted to report fairly on movements for social and environmental justice, so we feature only independent, nonprofit, community-based journalism.
Trustworthy Media is a not-for-profit project administered by Brendan Conley on a volunteer basis. Conley was a founding editor of Asheville Global Report, an independent, nonprofit news organization that operated from 1999-2011. Its archives are available here. Trustworthy Media provides information about independent, community-based news publications. Comments and suggestions are welcome. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or by using the contact form in the sidebar.
How you can help
The independent media movement is democratic and participatory. It only works when people get involved. Here’s what you can do.
1. Read, watch, and listen
This website exists to make it easy for people to get their news from independent, nonprofit news sources. Let’s all stop supporting the corporate media with pageviews, social media links, and subscription and advertising dollars. Get your news from organizations that are working in the public interest, and spread the word!
All of the news organizations listed on this website need your financial support. Many of them refuse to accept advertising or government grants to avoid a conflict of interest. When an organization receives lots of small donations from many audience members, then the only interest they are beholden to is the public. Make a donation to your favorite nonprofit news publication today!
3. Be a citizen journalist
You can get involved by helping inform your fellow citizens about what is happening in your community. Here are some resources to help. City Bureau trains citizen journalists through its Documenters program in Chicago and Detroit. The Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism (BINJ) has published a guide to nonprofit news publishing called BINJ-in-a-Box. Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) has published information about how to organize events and get independently produced video documentaries broadcast on public television and cable access channels. The GroundTruth Project operates Report for America, which supports talented emerging journalists, placing them in local newsrooms to report on under-covered issues and communities.