Alternative Press

After reading the chapters in The Alternative Media Handbook I began to look for some alternative press examples online.  A few popped up like www.villagevoice.comhttp://www.zcommunications.org/zmag, and a few others.  Then I found something that I found interesting called the Alternative Press Center.  This site,  http://www.altpress.org/index.php,  is a non-profit collective dedicated to providing access to and increasing public awareness of the alternative press. Founded in 1969, it remains one of the oldest self-sustaining alternative media institutions in the United States.  For more than a quarter of a century, the Alternative Press Index has been recognized as a leading guide to the alternative press in the United States and around the world.  Alternative Press Index (API) is a bibliographic database of journal, newspaper, and magazine articles from over 300 international alternative, radical, and left periodicals.  When you go to the section of the site called the online directory (http://www.altpress.org/mod/apc_directory/index.php) you are given a list of hundreds of alternative media.  When you click on any of the periodicals you are shown information about each of them such as publisher, editor, contact information, price, a link to the periodical’s website, and other information.  There are periodicals that touch on a lot of different subjects some very specific such as American Atheist and some that cover more than one subject such as Alternatives: Global, Local, Political.

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