MediaMouse.org was a left/progressive website (earlier an activist group) that existed from 1999-2009. All of our old content is available on this website. We encourage folks to browse through the content in order to learn from the broad history of progressive/left activism over the past ten years.
The bulk of the site content was divided into the following categories:
Semi-daily news coverage of a local, national, and international news with a strong emphasis on resistance and grassroots organizing. The years covered span 2004-2009.
An extensive collection of reviews of books covering a wide-range of topics that generally fit into the broad scope of what MediaMouse covered. Book reviews were published from 2004-2009.
Election Watch provides analysis of the major news media’s coverage of the elections, investigates the claims and platforms of candidates, explores previous voting records of candidates, examines the role of money in elections, and critiques political ads.
Dissecting the Local News
Dissecting the Local News is designed to provide ongoing examples of 1) how to think critically about how news is reported; 2) how commercial news provides almost no useful coverage that would allow the public to make informed decisions about what is happening in their community, and 3) how local news would rather entertain than inform
Alerts published by GRIID and MediaMouse.org about particularly deplorable news coverage.
A collection of audio content. Includes recorded lectures and interviews with a variety of authors and activists who visited the Grand Rapids area from 2006-2009.
A collection of video content. Includes recorded lectures and interviews with a variety of authors and activists who visited the Grand Rapids area from 2006-2009, as well as coverage of various protests that take place in the area.