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Why the Future of Journalism Is in the Story of Solutions
by Fran Kortenposted Jun 03, 2013
- Taken all together, the practical actions YES! Magazine features reveal large societal shifts that hold the potential for a better world.
Will the 99% Outbid the Billionaires Trying to Buy the LA Times?
by YES! online staffposted May 16, 2013
- A new player has joined the high-stakes bidding war over the Tribune Company, which owns some of America’s largest newspapers: the people of the United States.
Why Sharing News About Solutions Is a Revolutionary Act
by Frances Moore Lappéposted May 10, 2013
- Scary stories of kidnappings and explosions lead our news feeds, but it's the good news that helps break down the myth of our own powerlessness.
Live from Denver: The Fight for a Stronger Media
posted Apr 01, 2013
- A contingent from YES! is in Denver this week for the National Conference for Media Reform, where we’ll be hosting a panel on solutions journalism. Check out the conference’s livestream here.
Donald Trump Picks the Wrong Scottish Farmers to Brawl With
by Chris Francisposted Mar 29, 2013
- When Donald Trump tried to develop a stretch of pristine Scottish seaside into a golf course, the feisty local community pushed back. A new documentary film tells the story.
Is There Inspiration in Your Media Diet?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 10, 2013
- Video: At TEDx, YES! magazine editor Sarah van Gelder discusses the “mean world syndrome” caused by excessively negative news coverage, and describes how solutions journalism creates a more balanced—and hopeful—point of view.
Remembering Aaron Swartz, “Alpha Geek” and Defender of Online Freedom
by Micah L. Sifryposted Jan 17, 2013
- Aaron Swartz took his own life at the age of 26, after years of legal trouble over academic articles he downloaded and intended to share. He leaves behind a legacy of thinking about the power of the internet to shape our political lives.
A Feel-Good Movie about Fracking? YES! Interviews Producer of “Promised Land”
by Fran Kortenposted Jan 07, 2013
- Chris Moore, who co-produced “Good Will Hunting,” has a new film starring Matt Damon as a corporate salesman trying to open up a small town to fracking. Here, YES! publisher Fran Korten gets Moore’s take on the ideas behind the film.
Why Won’t the Wall Street Journal Cover the Cooperative Economy?
by Gar Alperovitz, Keane Bhattposted Dec 20, 2012
- Cooperative businesses are proliferating quickly, but you wouldn’t know it from reading the Wall Street Journal.
In Hurricane Sandy Relief, a Reminder of Occupy’s Original Spirit
by Jeffrey Lawrence, Luis Moreno-Caballudposted Nov 28, 2012
- Commentators in the mainstream media have said the effective hurricane relief accomplished by Occupy Sandy represents a new direction in the movement. In fact, nothing could be closer to its founding ideas and actions.
Infographic: Occupy Movement Bears Fruit
posted Sep 17, 2012
- On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, we gathered together just a few of the most vibrant projects taking place under the movement’s banner and put them in a visual format.
What’s Red and Black and Controlled Independently by Students?
by Polina Marinovaposted Aug 31, 2012
- The student-run newspaper serving the University of Georgia, of course. When the board tried to take over editorial control, the student staff walked out in a final effort to make their voices heard.
Canada’s Music of Protest
by Ian MacKenzieposted Jun 07, 2012
- All over Canada, protesters in solidarity with the students of Quebec are making noise with their pots, pans, and conversations about the society they want.
Quebec’s Student Revolt Goes Viral
by Mark Englerposted May 29, 2012
- Inside the biggest demonstration of civil disobedience in Canadian history.
No News is Bad News for Nonprofit Journalism
by Josh Stearnsposted May 03, 2012
- Nonprofit news organizations are winning awards and covering issues mainstream media doesn’t, so why is the IRS clamping down on nonprofit media?