Media Filter
  1. The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

    Teen Vogue, unlike Time or Newsweek, is drawing explicitly from a rich tradition of aggressive, opinionated, adversarial coverage of sexist white men.”

    Feminism
  2. Futurism

    A leading web destination for the latest news, infographics, and videos on the science and technology that are shaping our future, from artificial intelligence and robotics to virtual reality.

    Culture
  3. How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism

    Journalist and independent-press advocate Josh Stearns offers a wide range of resources for readers looking for trustworthy media outlets in our post-truth, fake-news era.

    Current Events
  4. Comics
  5. Parachute journalism and rural America’s revenge

    “Democrats and most of the mainstream media ignored what was happening in rural America until the morning after the election. And they ignored it at their own peril.” Post US-election, Truevine and Factory Man author Beth Macy writes about the forgotten citizens of rural America.

    Commentary
  6. The Story of Brexit, in the Style of Mideast Reporting

    “Radical Protestant separatists have rocked the European Union, voting to leave the federation that had tenuously unified Christians belonging to opposed sects.” What if we wrote about Brexit the same way we wrote about the Middle East?

    Commentary
  7. “The truth is there is no one to blame for the demise of newspapers… The entire linchpin of the newspaper business model was controlling distribution, and when that linchpin was obliterated by the Internet, it was inevitable that the entire apparatus would collapse.”

    Internet
  8. PressThink

    “Having a space that’s mine on the web — pressthink.org — is for me indistinguishable from owning my own printing press and hosting my own discussion forum.” Jay Rosen’s redesigned space includes a “board” for slow blogging and constantly shifting thoughts.

    Commentary
  9. End of the Joke

    “I’ve officially become one of those people who is a killjoy. Who can’t get behind the joke because I’m positioned at the end of it. A 400lb person is almost me.” Rebecca takes control of her media consumption.

    Media
  10. Design.blog

    Curated by the designers and design lovers at Automattic, Design.blog is a collection of stories by leading voices in technology, science, and art.

    Culture
  11. Reductress

    A satirical women’s magazine, Reductress takes on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.

    Humor
  12. Screen Rant

    Screen Rant is one of the web’s biggest independent sites for entertainment news, reviews, and features, catering to casual watchers and movie and television buffs alike.

    Film
  13. An Open Letter to Jared Kushner, From One of Your Jewish Employees

    Dana Schwartz, an Observer journalist, writes to the newspaper publisher after Donald Trump — his father-in-law — shares a controversial (arguably anti-Semitic) tweet.

    Current Events
  14. An Open Letter to the Journalist Who Thinks I’m Lying

    Emily Eveland’s xoJane post about seeking revenge against her rapist went viral. Then came the social-media backlash questioning the authenticity of her narrative. This is her response.

    Abuse
  15. Open Culture

    From movies and audiobooks to courses in numerous disciplines, Open Culture is one of the web’s biggest hubs for free cultural and educational media.

    Culture