What is the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center?
The Pittsburgh Independent Media Center is the portion of the global Indymedia network located in western
Pennsylvania. The purpose of the Pittsburgh IMC is to provide an alternative
media outlet to the inhabitants of this fair city and the surrounding land.
For more information see our mission statement.
The Pittsburgh Independent Media Center is a voluntary collective dedicated to
serving the local community with a system for disseminating print and online
news. Our coverage will be the issues and events ignored by mainstream media,
and also those issues that mainstream media covers with the inherent bias of a
news organization run as a business. We believe that the job of disseminating
information does not belong to a privileged class of reporters and editors, but
to everyone. It is our duty as citizens to act as journalists so that the
public knows the truth in every instance, not just when the truth is to our
political and economic rulers' advantage. We seek to be an inclusive
organization which will grow as a community, and not as a hierarchy.
Since we believe that the ability to report the news belongs to everyone, it
is up to you the individual to take the initiative. If you would like to get
involved in the Pittsburgh IMC, plese go to the contact page
and send us an email. For information on
specific duties, check out the working
What others are saying
Here's a little sampling of what other media outlets have had to say
about the Pittsburgh IMC:
Pittsburgh City Paper:
A Peace of their Minds - the Jan 2003 anti-war convergence, including a visit to the IMC
React Locally: preview of anti-war convergence
You Report -- You Decide Too: city paper brief, December 2002
didn't like the news, so they made their own -Dennis
GARFIELD: Media workshops set
Other indymedia stories:
"Indymedia's Independence: From Activist Media to Free Software" by Biella Coleman
IMC Essay Collection -- essays, case studies, and academic publications on Indymedia and tactical media.
Last updated Mon, 27 Sep 2004 10:07:34 -0400