Holger Kersten
Otto-von-Guericke-Universität Magdeburg
Institut für fremdsprachliche Philologien

Online-Ressourcen für Amerikanische Literatur- und Kulturstudien
Independent and Alternative News Media


The Nation

The Nation
Left-leaning weekly magazine with hard hitting investigations.
Progressive Progressive
Monthly alternative news magazine.
Mother Jones Mother Jones
Radical newsmagazine providing good investigative reports.-- Mother Jones is an independent nonprofit whose roots lie in a commitment to social justice implemented through first rate investigative reporting.
The New Republic The New Republic
One of the top opinion magazines with a liberal bent.

Counter Punch

Bi-weekly muckraking newsletter.
American Prospect
Biweekly liberal magazine of politics, policy and culture.
In These Times In These Times
Investigative reporting about corporate malfeasance and government wrongdoing, analysis of national and international affairs, and cultural criticism.
Z Magazine Z Magazine
One of the premier alternative political magazines in the US
Slate is a daily magazine on the Web. Founded in 1996, we are a general-interest publication offering analysis and commentary about politics, news, and culture. The purpose of our Web magazine is to provide you with insightful and accurate reporting on current subjects and on issues that need to be brought to your attention. We want to challenge conventional wisdom. We seek to offer a solid and reliable resource for those of you who want to explore particular topics by drilling deeply.
Liberty Liberty
Libertarian (classical liberal, or individualist) review of culture and politics.
Salon Salon
Investigative online news magazine, slightly to the left.
Monthly Review

Long-standing US-based socialist magazine.

Dissent Dissent
Culture and politics magazine of the left.
UTNE Reader
UTNE MAGAZINE reprints the best articles from over 2,000 alternative media sources. Provocative writing from diverse perspectives... Insightful analysis of art and media... Down-to-earth news and resources you can use. The best of the alternative media.
American Journalism Review is a national magazine that covers all aspects of print, television, radio and online media. The magazine examines how the media cover specific stories and broader coverage trends. – AJR publishes exciting features, strong opinions, lively articles and profiles.
Alternative Press Week in Review. A weekly roundup of news, announcements, articles and other items of interest. AlterNet.org is a project of the Independent Media Institute.It provides a mix of news, opinion and investigative journalism on subjects ranging from the environment, the drug war, technology and cultural trends to policy debate, sexual politics and health issues.
Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring progressive Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. The site provides an eclectic mix of politics, issues and breaking news with an emphasis on progressive perspectives that are increasingly hard to find in the world of corporate-dominated media. A listing of alternative news sources
The San Francisco IMC is a non-commercial, democratic collective of Bay Area independent media makers and media outlets. It strives to provide an information infrastructure for people and opinions who do not have access to the airwaves, tools and resources of corporate media. This includes audio, video, photography, internet distribution and any other communication medium. www.freepress.net Free Press is a national nonpartisan organization working to increase informed public participation in crucial media policy debates, and to generate policies that will produce a more competitive and public interest-oriented media system with a strong nonprofit and noncommercial sector. The people at FreePress believe that a more democratic US media system will lead to better public policies — at home and abroad.
Foreign Policy Founded in 1970 by Samuel Huntington and Warren Demian Manshel, and now published by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., FOREIGN POLICY is the premier, award-winning magazine of global politics, economics, and ideas. Our mission is to explain how the world works—in particular, how the process of global integration is reshaping nations, institutions, cultures, and, more fundamentally, our daily lives.

Wilson Quarterly


Since 1976, the Wilson Quarterly has provided a nonpartisan and nonideological window on the world of ideas. By presenting the best writing and thinking of academics, specialists, and others to a broad audience, it aims to overcome the specialization and information overload that prevent the public from following developments in significant realms of knowledge. The magazine ranges over many subject areas but always with an eye to public questions: issues in politics and policy, culture, religion, science, and other fields that bear upon our public life.

Foreign Affairs


Since 1922, Foreign Affairs has been America's most influential publication on international affairs and foreign policy. It is more than a magazine—it is the international forum of choice for the most important new ideas, analysis, and debate on the most significant issues in the world. Inevitably, articles published in Foreign Affairs shape the political dialogue for months and years to come.

New York Review of Books


With a national circulation of over 125,000, The New York Review of Books has established itself, in Esquire's words, as "the premier literary-intellectual magazine in the English language." It is the journal where the most important issues are discussed by writers who are themselves a major force in world literature and thought.

The New Yorker Magazine


The New Yorker is a national weekly magazine that offers reporting and commentary on politics, foreign affairs, business, technology, popular culture and the arts, along with humor, fiction, poetry and cartoons. Founded in 1925, The New Yorker has received more National Magazine Awards than any other magazine, for its groundbreaking reporting, authoritative analysis, and creative inspiration.

Reason Online


Reason is the monthly print magazine of “free minds and free markets.” It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity.

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