Liberation News Service
A split in the news collective, then based in New York City (recently relocated from Washington, D.C.), saw Bloom set up a short-lived competing operation in Montague, Massachusetts.
LNS garnered support from well-known journalists and activists, as documented in a letter signed by I.F. Stone, Jack Newfield, Nat Hentoff, and William M. Kunstler published in the New York Review of Books. In an appeal for funds, the signers praised the investigative work of LNS, and noted it had "grown from a mimeoed sheet distributed to ten newspapers to a printed 20-page packet of articles and graphics mailed to nearly 800 subscribers twice a week
Starting in 1968, for several years, LNS was produced from Morningside Heights in Manhattan, initially from a store front, and later from the basement of an apartment building which at one time had been a food store.
In an essay published by LNS on March 1, 1969, Thorne Dreyer and Victoria Smith wrote that the news service "was an attempt at a new kind of journalism -- developing a more personalistic style of reporting, questioning bourgeois conceptions of 'objectivity' and reevaluating established notions about the nature of news..." They pointed out that LNS "provided coverage of events to which most papers would have otherwise had no access, and... put these events into a context, helping new papers in their attempts to develop a political analysis... In many places, where few radicals exist and journalistic experience is lacking, papers have been made possible primarily because LNS copy has been available to supplement scarce local material."
Reduced to serving only 150 newspapers, the LNS collective decided to close operations in August 1981. LNS records are archived variously in the Contemporary Culture Collection of Temple University Libraries, the Archive of Social Change of the University of Massachusetts Amherst Library, and the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College; its photographs are archived at New York University's Tamiment Library.
- McMillian, John (2011). Smoking typewriters : the Sixties underground press and the rise of alternative media in America. Oxford University Press. ISBN [[Special:BookSources/0-19-531992-7|0-19-531992-7 [[Category:Articles with invalid ISBNs]]]] Check
- Hentoff, Nat; Kunstler, William M.; Newfield, Jack; Stone, I.F. (September 21, 1972). To the Editors: LNS 19 (4). New York Review of Books. Retrieved 2009-07-25.
- Leamer, Lawrence (1972). The paper revolutionaries : the rise of the underground press. New York: Simon and Schuster. ISBN 0-671-21144-7.
- Dreyer, Thorne and Victoria Smith (1969), "The Movement and the New Media," Liberation News Service, published at The Rag archives.
- Ron Sirak, "Alternative News Service Shuts Down," Associated Press, Lexington Herald-Leader, September 13, 1981, p. C10.
- Armstrong, David. A Trumpet to Arms: Alternative Media in America (Boston: South End Press, 1981), pp. 105–107. ISBN 0-89608-193-1
- Diamond, Stephen. What the Trees Said: Life on a New Age Farm (New York: Dell Publishing Co., Inc. 1971) Documents the time LNS was moved to a farm in Massachusetts.
- Dreyer, Thorne and Victoria Smith (1969), "The Movement and the New Media," Liberation News Service".
- Leo, John (August 15 1968). "Liberation News Rocked By Strife: Personal and Policy Issues Divide Agency for the Left". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- Mungo, Ray. Famous Long Ago: My Life and Hard times with Liberation News Service (Boston: Beacon Press, 1970).
- Wachsberger, Ken, ed. Voices from the Underground: Insider Histories of the Vietnam Era Underground Press (Incredible Librarian Books, 1993) ISBN 1-879461-01-3 Azenphony Press
- "All the News That's Fit to Protest". Time. March 22 1968. Retrieved 2009-08-16.
- LNS packet #197 (Sept. 25, 1969) at the Liberation News Service archive
- LNS photograph collection at Tamiment Library
- LNS records, 1969–1981, at the Contemporary Culture Collection of Temple University Libraries.
- Liberation News Service (Famous Long Ago Archives) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Library Archive of Social Change
- Liberation News Service
- Liberation News Service archive
- Marshall Bloom Alternative Press Collection in the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College
- Marshall Bloom Papers in the Archives & Special Collections at Amherst College