Tag Archives: Alternative Media

Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 60’s underground press, Part III: The ‘countercultural’ underground papers

The underground press was everywhere you looked: on campus and off, in urban, suburban, rural, ghetto, barrio, in every state of the Union. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | February 23, 2016 [This is the third of a … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 60’s underground press, Part III: The ‘countercultural’ underground papers

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Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part II: The Fifth Estate

The paper, which quickly became Detroit’s cutting-edge news source, is the longest-running underground newspaper from the Vietnam era. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | December 8, 2015 [This is the second of a three-part series written for The … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part II: The Fifth Estate

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Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part I: The ‘Barb’ reunion

That independent, noncorporate, grassroots outburst of countercultural participatory journalism is finally beginning to generate modern-day notice. By Ken Wachsberger | The Rag Blog | November 5, 2015 [This is the first of a three-part series written for The Rag Blog … finish reading Ken Wachsberger :
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the ’60s underground press. Part I: The ‘Barb’ reunion

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Aaron Schnautz :
METRO | ‘The Challenger’ is a newspaper published by Austin’s homeless

Since they have no office, staff meetings are held under a giant oak tree in front of City Hall. By Aaron Schnautz | The Rag Blog | October 26, 2015 AUSTIN — At the corner of Guadalupe and Cesar Chavez … finish reading Aaron Schnautz :
METRO | ‘The Challenger’ is a newspaper published by Austin’s homeless

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METRO | Nancy Simons : Finding
‘Democracy Now!’

When ‘Democracy Now!’ disappeared from Austin public access television, we worked to get it back. By Nancy Simons | The Rag Blog | July 30, 2014 AUSTIN — Years ago, the first time my husband and I watched Democracy Now!, … finish reading METRO | Nancy Simons : Finding
‘Democracy Now!’

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Paul Krassner : A Tale of Two Alternative Media Conferences

Event organizer Larry Yurdin at the 1970 Alternative Media Conference at Goddard College. Yurdin, who later managed Pacifica radio station KPFT in Houston, also attended the 2013 conference. Image from goddard.edu. Returning to the scene… A tale of two alternative … finish reading Paul Krassner : A Tale of Two Alternative Media Conferences

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BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Blake Slonecker’s ‘New Dawn’ Tells the LNS Story

A New Dawn for the New Left: Blake Slonecker’s valuable history of LNS “By distributing a common news packet to underground outlets, LNS enabled local rags to cover national and international news to an unprecedented degree, curbing their isolation and … finish reading BOOKS / Jonah Raskin : Blake Slonecker’s ‘New Dawn’ Tells the LNS Story

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David P. Hamilton : Change You Can, You Know, Believe In…

Graphic from Pyrrhic Defeat.Consumer choice division:Change you can believe in By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | April 4, 2012 I could no longer tolerate the bell chamber of American cable news. Its obsessive fixation on the still … finish reading David P. Hamilton : Change You Can, You Know, Believe In…

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Jeffrey Nightbyrd : Rehearsals for the Apocalypse

Underground journalist and Sixties activist Jeffrey Nightbyrd will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin, Tuesday, September 14, 2-3 p.m. (CST). To stream Rag Radio live, go here. To listen to this show after … finish reading Jeffrey Nightbyrd : Rehearsals for the Apocalypse

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Houston Alternative Media : Telling It Like It Was

Underground in H-Town. Art by Shelby Hohl / Museum of Printing History.Underground [history] in H-Town:Veteran journalists compare notesOn counterculture and alt media By Raj Mankad / May 24, 2010 [Raj Mankad is the editor of Cite magazine, the “architecture and … finish reading Houston Alternative Media : Telling It Like It Was

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Underground in H-Town : A Rich History of Alternative Media

Museum of Printing History: Saluting Houston’s alternative media. By shane patrick boyle | The Rag Blog | May 19, 2010 HOUSTON — Houston has a problem, a memory problem. This is particularly true when it comes to the history of … finish reading Underground in H-Town : A Rich History of Alternative Media

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UT’s InCite : Documenting a Diverse Community

Patience and attention to detail go into producing a fine quilt. See story about Austin’s Blackland Quilting Group, below. Photo by Priscilla Villarreal / InCite.InCite into Austin:Online publication kicks UT journalism up a notch By James Retherford / The Rag … finish reading UT’s InCite : Documenting a Diverse Community

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