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Documentary Filmmakers Pick their Favorite News Websites

Favorite News Websites

Documentary Filmmakers Pick their Favorite News Websites

For the week of Super Tuesday, we've asked five documentary filmmakers to give us their five favorite news websites.

Joan Sekler's Five Websites


AlterNet is an award-winning news magazine and online community that creates original journalism and amplifies the best of dozens of other independent media sources. AlterNet's aim is to inspire citizen action and advocacy on the environment, human rights and civil liberties, social justice, media, and healthcare issues.



Truthdig is a Web magazine that provides expert coverage of current affairs as well as a variety of thoughtful, provocative content assembled from a progressive point of view. it won the Webby Award and Peoples' Voice Award for the best political blog.


Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! is a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez. Pioneering the largest public media collaboration in the U.S., Democracy Now! is on the web, broadcast on Pacifica, NPR, community, and college radio stations; on public access, PBS, satellite television (DISH network: Free Speech TV ch. 9415 and Link TV ch. 9410; DIRECTV: Link TV ch. 375); DN!'s podcast is one of the most popular on the web.


Common Dreams

Common Dreams is a national non-profit citizens' organization working to bring Americans together to promote progressive visions for America's future. We are on the cutting-edge of using the internet as a political organizing tool - and creating new models for internet activism. Our News Center provides an eclectic mix of political issues and breaking news.


Information Clearing House

This Web site is an independent media source with news you won't find on CNN. It is a source of unreported or underreported news from around the globe. It is published by one person whose effort is to correct the distorted perceptions provided by commercial media. It is funded by readers' contributions.

Joan Sekler
Joan Sekler - LEADPHOTO

Joan Sekler co-directed with Richard Ray Pérez the 2002 documentary Unprecedented: The 2000 Presidential Election. In addition, Sekler founded the Los Angeles Independent Media Center, a worldwide network of independent journalists and videographers who produce media on political and social issues. Ms. Sekler has been an associate producer and/or publicist for numerous political documentaries including The Panama Deception and Yellow Wasps: Anatomy of a War Crime, about the war in Bosnia.

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