The Real News

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The Real News
The Real News Network YouTube.png
Launched 2007
Owned by Paul Jay (CEO and Senior Editor)
Slogan "The future depends on knowing"
Country USA and Canada (main, also studios in other countries)
Broadcast area Global (World Wide Web)
Headquarters Baltimore, MD and Toronto, Canada
Website http://therealnews.com/

The Real News is a member-supported, global online video news network. Launched in 2007 by Paul Jay, the CEO, host and senior editor, The Real News Network describes itself as "focused on providing independent and uncompromising journalism", on "the critical issues of our times".[1]

The Real News Network uses internet broadcasting, but it has contracts with satellite and cable television channels which it intends to use for broadcast once it reaches its first sustainability goal of 50,000 supporters.[2] The Real News has offices in Baltimore and Toronto.[3]

Stated goals[edit]

The stated goal of The Real News is to provide "independent and uncompromising" verifiable worldwide coverage of "the critical issues of our times".[1] They also note an expectation that bias will affect the elements of the stories they choose to highlight.[4] On August 10, 2008, Daljit Dhaliwal interviewed Paul Jay on Foreign Exchange PBS on which Jay stated that he founded the network, primarily, to counter the dominant news style that had emerged in the industry.[5]

The Real News also operates forums where their work can be debated and criticized, purportedly to remain aware of their own biases.[6]

The Real News relies exclusively on donations by supporters, and does not accept funding from advertising, government, or corporations.[1]

Staff[edit]

The Real News features experienced professional journalists from all over the world.[7] It is planning to host reports from volunteer-based citizen journalism in a dedicated portion of the network's website.

Analysts, Journalists and contributors:

  • Host and senior editor: Paul Jay
  • Executive Producer: Sharmini Peries
  • Main journalists: Lia Tarachansky covers Israel and Palestine. Jihan Hafiz covers post-revolution Egypt and other countries in North Africa and Southern Europe (Spain etc.). David Dougherty covers American and Canadian Labour movements. Jesse Freeston covers a wide range of topics, but specializes in Latin America and resource exploitation.

Content[edit]

The Real News frequently interviews economists, politicians and policy experts about breaking news.

Notable guests[edit]

Some notable guests The Real News Network have interviewed include: Bill Black,[8] Zbigniew Brzezinski,[9] Noam Chomsky,[10] Donna Edwards,[11] James Galbraith,[12] Leo Gerard,[13] Danny Glover,[14] Ed Herman,[15] Dennis Kucinich,[16][17] Norman Lear,[18] Andre Marin,[19] Ray McGovern,[20] Ralph Nader,[21] Rand Paul,[22] Ron Paul,[21] Susan Rice,[23] Gore Vidal,[24] Antonio Villaraigosa,[25] Larry Wilkerson[26] and Howard Zinn.[10]

Partners[edit]

The Real News Network also works with the Political Economy Research Institute (PERI) at University of Massachusetts Amherst, producing regular interviews and debates. These are aimed to "bring current economic issues into focus", by surveying "the full range of potential solutions to the current economic crisis, the economics of climate change, and PERI's long-term mission of bringing economic tools to bear to improve the daily lives of workers and families around the world".[27]

The Real News Network has partnered with Earthbeat Radio to produce video content to accompany Earthbeat's radio broadcast.[28] Earthbeat host Daphne Wysham conducts interviews and produces content about environmental issues.

In 2011 The Real News Network partnered with Free Speech Radio News. In this agreement, FSRN hosts TRNN’s daily content and vice versa.[29]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c [1]
  2. ^ Paul Jay "Reality asserts itself", November 3, 2008]
  3. ^ The Real News "(Contact Us")
  4. ^ "Our Mission: Bias, Accountability and Transparency". The Real news network. 
  5. ^ The Real News featured on PBS Foreign Exchange August 10, 2008
  6. ^ Interview with Paul Jay by AlanF at Daily Kos, Jan 06, 2007]
  7. ^ Michael Dwyer (journalist) "News without the sponsors", The Age, August 16, 2007
  8. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?Itemid=74&id=31&jumival=5398&option=com_content&task=view
  9. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?Itemid=74&id=31&jumival=4715&option=com_content&task=view
  10. ^ a b http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2606
  11. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=4187
  12. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2250
  13. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=3961
  14. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2645
  15. ^ Ed Herman, The Real News
  16. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6616 Paul Jay Interviews Denis Kucinich about intervention in Libya, April 13, 2011
  17. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6593 Paul Jay Interviews Denis Kucinich about Obama's Economic Policy, April 13, 2011
  18. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=1182
  19. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6953
  20. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=1885
  21. ^ a b http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=2208
  22. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=804
  23. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=790
  24. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=345
  25. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=786
  26. ^ http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=6870
  27. ^ http://www.peri.umass.edu/realnews/
  28. ^ http://www.earthbeatradio.org/about/
  29. ^ http://fsrn.org/content/real-news-network-fsrnorg/8184

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