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 health care issues.
Since its inception in 1998, AlterNet has grown dramatically to keep pace with the public demand for independent news and now provides free online content to an average of 3 million readers every month. AlterNet serves as a reliable filter, keeping hundreds of thousands of readers well-informed and engaged, helping them to navigate a culture of information overload and providing an alternative to the commercial media onslaught. Our aim is to stimulate, motivate, and instigate.
AlterNet has won two Webby Awards for Best Web Magazine, several Independent Press Awards for best online political coverage, and was named one of NPR's five "winners on the Internet."
AlterNet is a project of the Independent Media Institute, a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening and supporting independent and alternative journalism.
By publishing grassroots success stories and inspirational narratives alongside hard-hitting critiques of policies, investigative reports and expert analysis, we emphasize workable solutions to persistent social problems. Our editorial mix underscores a commitment to fairness, equality and global stewardship, and to making connections across generational, ethnic and issue lines.
Our relationship with you, the reader, is second only to the integrity of our information sources. Through our comments feature and feedback opportunities, we hope to give our online community a meaningful voice in AlterNet's ongoing evolution. We welcome you to the AlterNet community and hope to earn your trust and support.
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