Support Independent Media and Journalists

"Freedom of the press is essential to the preservation of a democracy; but there is a difference between freedom and license. Editorialists who tell downright lies in order to advance their own agendas do more to discredit the press than all the censors in the world."

― Franklin D. Roosevelt


Media Watchdogs, Organizations Protecting Journalists & Defending Freedom of Expression:



"In all, 7% of U.S. adults say they have 'a great deal' and 29% 'a fair amount' of trust and confidence in newspapers, television and radio news reporting -- which, combined, is four points above the 32% record low in 2016, amid the divisive presidential election campaign between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In addition, 29% of the public currently registers 'not very much' trust and 34% have 'none at all.'"

― "Americans' Trust in Media Dips to Second Lowest on Record" (Gallup, 2021)

Academic Papers & Reports


"We find that technology firms are motivated to work in the political space for marketing, advertising revenue, and relationship-building in the service of lobbying efforts. To facilitate this, these firms have developed organizational structures and staffing patterns that accord with the partisan nature of American politics."

― from "Technology Firms Shape Political Communication: The Work of Microsoft, Facebook, Twitter, and Google With Campaigns During the 2016 U.S. Presidential Cycle," Daniel Kreiss & Shannon Mcgreggor (2018)



Noam Chomsky - The 5 Filters of the Mass Media Machine


Herman and Chomsky's Propaganda Model, Pt. 1: An In-Depth Explanation

The Empire Files: Propaganda & Engineering of Consent - Part 1

George Carlin - National Press Club

Edward L. Bernays interview, 1986-10-23