Project Censored: Here's a site that directly attacks the great corporate media blackout.
truthdig: A great Left online magazine, edited by Robert Scheer. They dig for the truth. Amy Goodman, Chris Hedges, and Greg Palast are contributors. Winner of several Webbies (best online news), the site has book reviews, cartoons, and more.
ZMag: A Left-Libertarian magazine/blog space. Michael Albert and Lydia Sargent began the Left oriented, anti-imperialist media group, Z Communications, in 1986.
Common Dreams: This is a very good progressive news source. Past writers have included Molly Ivins, Robert Reich, Howard Zinn, and many more.
Right Wing Watch: This magazine is what it says: “Our researchers monitor dozens of broadcasts, emails and websites, and use their expertise on right-wing movements to analyze and distill that information for media, allies and the general public.” A very impressive site, which needs to be seen.
The Intercept: Begun in 2014, this is a serious, Left online journal, with editors Betsy Reed, Glen Greenwald, and Jeremy Scahill. The aim of the magazine is “essential reporting in the public interest and with a commitment to the ideal that a truly free and independent press is a vital component of any healthy democratic society.”
Nation of Change: Begun in 2011 by activist Donna Luca, this Left online journal features pieces by Robert Reich, Jim Hightower, Amy Goodman, and others. The magazine is dedicated to sustaining a community of writers and activists, and a "home for progressives." The magazine takes no advertising money.
Alternet: A Center-Left, liberal online magazine, with some good political articles and a Labor section. Begun in 1998, the magazine encourages and reports on activism. Reality check: Ran a rather silly anti-Jill Stein article in October, 2016.
Truthout: Established in 2001, this online journal publishes such Left notables as Bill Moyers, Greg Palast, and Noam Chomsky. A good way to stay informed.