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Media for the 99%: Where to Find Comprehensive Coverage of May Day's National Protests

 
 
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 Tuesday is International and Immigrant Workers' Day -- May Day -- and protests and strikes are planned in cities all over the country. Following the countless, explosive actions from coast-to-coast will no doubt be a chore. But to ensure easy access to updates from protesting cities, a diverse group of independent media outlets (including AlterNet) called the Media Consortium have teamed up to “reflect the breadth, diversity, and complexity of the American people” by hosting Media for the 99% -- a place for coordinated, national multimedia coverage on May Day.

The collaboration has set up easy, comprehensive tools to find information on the innumerable events likely to be ignored by corporate media:

An interactive Map: Find out where actions are happening across the country and follow the independent media’s by-the-minute coverage with links to video, audio, photos, and blog reports.

Television and Live Stream Broadcast: Free Speech TV will broadcast live (and live streamed) news coverage throughout the day, featuring reports from around the U.S., as well as in-studio commentary.

Curated Social Media Coverage: Using the Storify platform, Media for the 99 Percent will offer a curated narrative of breaking news via blog updates, along with photos and social media posts from reporters on the ground.

Read more about how you can follow May Day actions all over the country here.

AlterNet / By Angela Lee

Posted at April 27, 2012, 9:04am