Revision of NW Community Media Resources from Thu, 2006-05-25 15:54

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Colors Northwest
Seattle monthly magazine with articles and features relevant to Northwest
communities of color.

Eat the State!
A "shamelessly biased" political journal produced biweekly in Seattle. Additional archives (1996-97) can be found here.

Friends of

Bellingham-based news on economic and environment-related issues.

Grist Magazine
An online environmental magazine, updated daily, based in Seattle.

International Examiner

Seattle biweekly covering Asian American news, politics, social services
and the arts.

href="">Misc Media

"...discusses the big and little issues of city life with wit, curiosity, and the occasional awful pun. Contemporary, informed, and intensely local... We believe politics is a subset of culture, not the other way around."

href="">Northwest Asian Weekly
Weekly Seattle-based newspaper with one simple goal: to empower the Asian

Olympia/Seattle-produced zine and website focused on youth liberation

href="">Palestine Chronicle
Seattle-produced, volunteer-run Internet publication concerned with the welfare of Palestinian refugees and other displaced and oppressed people around the world.

Push Magazine
"Our goal is to create a collaborative, queer, feminist publication that engages our Pacific Northwest community in an
ongoing dialogue on issues of politics, activism, identity, and representation."

Real Change
Weekly news and views of poor and homeless people and their advocates in

Rivet Magazine
Produced by Seattle's Shunpike Arts Collective, Rivet is a kaleidoscopic lifestyle magazine dedicated to
lush and timely intersections of art and culture.

Seattle Gay News
Seattle gay and lesbian community news weekly.

Seattle Independent Media Center
Seattle-based news site featuring open publishing.

Seattle Medium
Black community newspaper based in Seattle.

Newspaper covering events in the Seattle and Portland African-American Communities.

Seattle monthly covering local music, arts and activism.


Vashon Island weekly covering local politics, arts and culture.

Washington Free Press
Seattle-based newspaper of progressive politics, media criticism and

Yes! Magazine
A journal of positive futures, published quarterly on Bainbridge Island.


Auburn Community Radio
Plans to develop a network of micropower AM transmitters covering Auburn, broadcasting 24 hours a day.

Global Voices RadioAuburn-based nonprofit producing series of radio discussions on holistic (whole systems) approaches to issues affecting the quality of life in the Pacific Northwest.

KBCS Bellevue Community Radio
"Worldwide Folk and Jazz" from Bellevue/Seattle. Broadcasts Free Speech Radio News, Democracy Now! and other locally- and nationally-produced public affairs programs.

Over Matters

Airs each weekend morning 6-9am on KEXP in Seattle, with locally-produced
interviews, lectures and national programs illuminating important social,
political, spiritual, and cultural issues of our times.

Moving Images Video Project
A Seattle-based nonprofit producing and distributing television documentaries about war and peace, the environment, and social justice.


From Seattle, an internet-based radio show featuring stories of people,
groups and institutions restoring their environment, their community and
their economy.

Community Access Network (SCAN)

Community public access cable programming from Seattle, featuring Indymedia NewsWatch, Deface the Nation, Indymedia NewsReal, Network X, Talking Stick and other programs.

Voice of Vashon
An internet/microtransmitter broadcast by, for and about Vashon/Maury

X104.5 (KMIH) Mercer Island
Non-commercial music station operated by students of Mercer Island High School.


911 Media Arts

A Seattle nonprofit media center promoting media-making through education programs, production and screening facilities, and distribution. Operates the youth media literacy project Reel Grrls.

Action for Media Education
Launched in 1991 as the Foundation For Family Television, the Seattle-based AME promotes and supports media literacy education programs for children,
and provides critiques of existing children's television programming.

Center for Communication and Civic Engagement
Based at the University of Washington; "our primary focus is to understand how new information technologies can supplement more traditional forms of communication
to facilitate new forms of civic engagement."

Citizens Committee for Responsible Journalism

A Seattle-based media accountability group focusing on local mainstream coverage of Iraq and other issue areas.

Earth on the Air
Independent Media

A non-profit organization based in Seattle, committed to challenging the
current system of corporate-owned media. Supports public forums, radio and
video projects.

Labor Press Project
A project of the University of Washington's Center for Labor Studies, gathering information and resources on the history of the labor press in the Pacific Northwest.


Reclaim the Media
A Northwest coalition of media activists, community broadcasters and journalists promoting press freedom and community media access as prerequisites for a functioning democracy. Organizers of the Sept 2002 Reclaim the Media convergence in Seattle.

Seattle Media Watch
Seattle chapter of Palestine Media Watch, monitoring local news coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Teen Health and the Media
'Using the power of media literacy, we encourage young people to make healthy choices and to interact with the media both as critical viewers and creators.' A project of the University of Washington's Teen Futures Media Network.

Zine Archives and Publishing Project
A project of the Richard Hugo House in Seattle, ZAPP exists to validate independent publications (extant and defunct, past and present), to promote the perpetuation of the art form, and to champion freedom of speech and creative cultural evolution.

South Puget Sound: Olympia and Tacoma

Free Radio Olympia
An unlicensed free speech radio station broadcasting on the web and on 91.3 FM in Olympia. "Diverse content including independent and local music, alternative commentary and news programs, and coverage of local events, none of which are made available by mainstream radio stations."

KAOS Olympia Community
Independent music, global news and local voices from the
Evergreen State College in Olympia.

Media Island
An Olympia-based resource and networking center, connecting those working on social justice, economic democracy, ecological sustainability and peace issues, with alternative media and first-hand sources of information.

South Sound Green Pages
Aka Green Screens. Newspaper and website covering regional environmental issues and related topics. Based in Olympia. [website out of date]

Thurston Community

Public Access programming by and for Thurston County residents. Carries
Democracy Now: In Exile.

Works In Progress
Olympia-based monthly magazine of local and national political commentary. [website out of date]

Northwest Washington and the Olympic Peninsula

Friends of

Bellingham-based news on economic and environment-related issues.

KSER Everett
Community radio from Everett. Adventurous music, BBC and CBC news and local public affairs programming (including
a weekly local labor program.

KSVR Skagit Valley Community

A Mt. Vernon-based student/community radio station featuring informational, educational and news programming including Democracy Now!

KUGS Bellingham Community

Staffed by students and Bellingham-area community volunteers, providing programming that
encourages a greater undrstanding of the human differences and cultural
pluralism within the University community and the world we live in.

Townsend Community Television

Public, Education, and Government (PEG) Access Television serving Port Townsend.


Progressive monthly covering local culture and politics on the north Olympic Peninsula.

Whatcom Watch
Local politics, environmental news, and community events for Whatcom County.

Eastern Washington

KDNA Granger, La Voz del Campesino
Yakima Valley's only Spanish-language community radio station,
providing the region's migrant farmworker population with noncommercial educational programming.

Thin Air Community Radio
Low-power community radio in Spokane, 95.3fm.


KCUW 101.1 fm
LPFM community radio from the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Pendleton.

KZAS 95.1 fm
Spanish language LPFM radio based at the Mid-Columbia Centro Cultural in Hood River.

Portland Independent Media Center
An open-publishing media resource; part of the global Indymedia network.

Newspaper covering events in the Seattle and Portland African-American Communities.

[please email additional Oregon listings to address below]

British Columbia

[please email BC listings to address below]


Idaho Independent Media Center
An open-publishing media resource; part of the global Indymedia network.

Radio Free Moscow 92.5 fm
Nonprofit, listener-supported community radio for Moscow and nearby Pullman, WA

[please email additional Idaho listings to address below]

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