Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New Zealand alternate art magazine, White Fungus, Recommends The Real News

White Fungus would like to take the opportunity to wish everyone a merry Xmas and to recommend The Real News.

Started by veteran Canadian documentary and television producer Paul Jay in 2007, The Real News is the flagship show for Jay's vastly ambitious news network, Independent World Television (IWT).

Fed-up with the standard of television news in post-911 America, Jay launched the network in 2005 to directly challenge the existing structure and economic model of daily newsgathering. IWT and The Real News are 100% audience funded and refuse any corporate or government money. Jay wants to one day take on media giants like Fox or CNN and says he could launch a global independent news network for $25 million made up of $50 donations from 500, 000 subscribers.
It's a mountainous task but Jay and IWT have already raised more that $5 million, enough to set-up headquarters in Toronto and New York with four satellites, including an AP news feed, beaming in news stations from around the world.

The Real News is now being broadcasted daily, available on the Internet and, thanks to various deals with cable networks, soon to be seen in millions of homes throughout North America. Featuring in-depth analysis by its team of seasoned journalists, on-the ground reports from international hot spots by local journalists and interviews with luminaries including Naomi Klein, Noam Chomsky and Howard Zinn,
The Real News is riveting and essential viewing for anyone interested in world politics.

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