NW Community Media Resources

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[See also: NW Community Radio]



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.

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.

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."

Northwest Asian Weekly
Weekly Seattle-based newspaper with one simple goal: to empower the Asian community.

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

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.

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

Mind 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.

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

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


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."

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.

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

KAOS Olympia Community Radio 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

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

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

Eastern Washington


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]


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

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