The Real News Network has brought a whole new standard to progressive journalism and news analysis, with timely coverage of national and international news, highly knowledgeable commentators and depth investigation of important stories. It has made a point of also focusing on issues specific to its own local community of Baltimore, not least as an example of the contribution community media can make, giving a voice to all concerned, and also devoting resources to the largest issues, such as climate change, facing the world at large. No one else is attempting this, much less accomplishing it, on such a broad and serious scale. I would not want to be without it.
I've been a supporter of the The Real News since it launched, because I think there is a need for honest journalism in a video/audio format. I make use of several text-based platforms--but some people don't like to read. Because TRN is not funded by governments or by advertising, its message is not skewed. I appreciate their coverage of environmental and social justice issues, and their in-depth reports about what's going on all over the world. This is especially important in certain situations in which even much of the alternative media hews the Washington DC line, such as the situations in Venezuela or Syria.
I have been watching Real News segments since they began, have donated I think three times. I consider TRN especially good on world news, with depth and a more left angle than corporate news ever offers. They don't cover my top concerns, the environment, climate change and resource depletion as well as some others--none of those others include regular audiovisual content, which doesn't matter much to me because I prefer text, but I know some people like the TV format. I also like that they frequently team with other outfits like RT or the Black Agenda Report. And they both cover issues important to people of color and have hired many. Sometimes the tech quality of interviews is poor at the interviewee end--but there is often a transcript I can read instead.
I always look forward to TRNN's in-depth discussions, with people who really understand complex issues, about what's happening--in local communities, in the nation, and the world at large. Experts interviewed multiple times include Daniel Ellsberg, Larry Wilkerson, Bill Black (always a pleasure), and Gerald Horne. The interviewers & reporters themselves are smart and involved.
Since first stumbling upon RNN, I've been consistently impressed with their willingness to engage on a deeper level than usual with vital issues both nationally and internationally. There's no need for razzle-dazzle -- just intelligent, well-informed moderators questioning those with close experience and/or interesting, considered viewpoints. They've examined the criminal just system, US democracy, political events worldwide. They can be counted on to move beyond the sound bite and headline to get at the meat of a story.
I have been watching The Real News Network for years now and am proud to be a monthly sustainer. This helps to keep corporate influence out and allows the unvarnished truth to reach the people. The Real News is worth more than all the "mainstream" media combined.
I have been subscribed to them on youtube since 2009 and i have been donating to them since 2014. Top quality impartial news analysis, brilliant pundits and contributors. I watch them everyday.
I have no idea why the profile of this organization has not yet gone skyward, especially after its coverage on Freddie Grey's death and police trials.
Paul Jay is an original. His vision of IWT and The Real News Network has been dynamic, flexible enough to pack it up from Toronto and move right in close to the power centre of DC. Though doing so from a view of marginalized Americans, IWT chose Baltimore as its new home. They have trained and hired locally.
IWT broadcasts The Real News with zero government or corporate money, so as to remain above reproach. I believe the incredible calibre of guests on the network reflects their appreciation of this mode of business. The depth allowed to issues of the day is rarely matched elsewhere.
The Real News Network (TRNN) provides news coverage and analysis from a perspective and with emphases that are missing from any major corporate media, no matter how "liberal". At the same time, they provide an intellectual depth that is unmatched by any other video news service that I'm aware of. The videos contain multiple references to important groundbreaking and trendsetting news coverage available in other sources, and they introduce viewers to multiple authoritative experts on every issue covered. In this way they not only offer an invaluable steady supply of digestible news analysis videos, but also serve as a starting point for anyone trying to develop a firm grasp on today's critical sociopolitical issues.
They provide good programming on local issues and beyond. Their staff are able to draw from their experience, and for where the struggle is hard, but made almost completely invisible or been somewhat distorted. Only a few outlets work as hard to present the truth, and issues in an honest way. There were many thoughtful and informed discussions that I enjoyed viewing and listening from the Real News Network.
They document the hard-won struggles, and those happening currently. Their reports let me learn about those struggles toward more fairness and justice, and I find them tremendous, meaningful.
They document it so that we can begin to know it.
Their work in informing audience and providing real news is meaningful and important today.
I watch " The Real News Network " because they are independent and they do a great
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Jake S. in Canada
Outstanding coverage of stories in the US and around the world. Provides fresh voices on the topics of the day. I stopped watching cable news altogether and watch the Real News on YouTube each evening, and I've never been more well informed.
I watch a lot of their news reports and interviews. It is a great way to increase one's understanding of world events as they unfold.
Hardly a day goes by that I don't watch or read the news & analysis provided by The Real News. It keeps me informed of the kind of news ignored or distorted by the mainstream media. You can actually get news on prisoner rights, Palestinian human rights, Black Lives Matter. Exceptional people like Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, are featured. It can do this because it's not beholden to corporate interests, not funded with grants from foundations, not even money from gov't. It actually takes seriously the idea that the media should "afflict the comfortable," and it can do that because it's reader/viewer supported.
I love The Real News! They are truly what their name suggests: REAL NEWS. It is a source of information I know I can trust, unlike the mass media outlets like CNN, MSNBC, etc. Paul Jay is great! All the people who do the interviews and present the stories are professional and they ask intelligent questions. I can tell they are not just ordered to ask certain questions or slant things in a certain way to fit what the corporations or other powers might want. The Real News also covers stories that I can't find in that many other outlets and that need to be covered [like the Dakota access pipeline protests, more in depth information on police brutality/killings, etc.]. The Ford Report with Glen Ford is excellent, too!!!
The Real News Network fills a void in two important ways. First, it reports on local (Baltimore), national and international topics often glossed over or completely ignored by mass media. The U.S. prison strike is a great example. TRNN was talking about this before the strike had even started, and more than a month into it, other networks can't be bothered (Google "prison strike" and you'll see how little coverage it is getting). Second, TRNN provides in-depth coverage of issues by interviewing experts and actually letting them talk! Mainstream media news outlets present issues in sound bites and curtail interviewee remarks to the time allowed by their sponsors. On TRNN, I've never seen an interviewer interrupt an interviewee or cut them off, so I feel I've heard everything the expert wanted to share on the subject. I learn more from an hour of watching TRNN than a whole day of watching MSNBC or CNN.
The Real News Network is offering in-depth investigations of news events happening here and around the world, and contextualizing their coverage with historical background. They are also offering a means for community to give voice to issues through conferences, panel discussions, and town hall meetings. This level of community consciousness raising is invaluable in today's stifling climate of censorship and gloss. I owe the Real News Network a debt of gratitude for their honest hard work. Bravo!
The model of the Real News Network needs to be implemented in cities around the country—we need independent, grassroots, community-based news organizations like the Real News that can tackle problems from the municipal level to the international level. Real news is not "unbiased"; real news identifies problems and seeks to report on them in ways that empower its viewers to find solutions.
With more independent and intelligent media like this, the world might quickly move in more positive directions. Real News does quality reporting about issues that matter the most, but are often ignored by state-owned and business-sponsored media, or covered in simplistic and biased ways.
The Real News Network... the name says it all. This is one of the few credible news sources alive today. The journalists of this organization offer the most un- biased stories of any in the country. Extensive research goes into each segment, and the interviews are outstanding. The Real News interviews professors from top universities around the world, and reports on issues that truly effect the American people and the world. The fact that this organization is alive by donations only is testament to its greatness. There are no corporate donors forcing their interests upon this nonprofit! Each time I watch a segment on the Real News, I feel well informed and trust that I received the TRUTH.
They are trying to cover news no one else is covering,in depth, as honestly as possible. Their commentators and journalists are bright and well informed. They try to listen to the actual people experiencing a situation.
I have been a member for about five years. The Real News has been an invaluable resource for me : the in-depth local coverage of global issues, the range of expertise of the correspondents and the range of topics covered has been truly amazing. I had given up on 'news' coverage as it was depressing, predictable and was without context or history until I came across TRNN. Now I scan it every day for in-depth, breaking, relevant, and often inspired and inspiring news reporting and stories from the 'ground' where history is happening.
This site displays the courage and integrity to confront fundamental sociopolitical and economic concerns, both foreign and domestic, that are treated only superficially, if not outright ignored, by mainstream corporate media.
I.F. Stone would be proud of the work it is doing.
RealNews is open media at its finest. Honest, real-time and compassionate. On the leading edge of reflecting reality over mainstream same-old.
The Real News Network provides coverage of local, national and international news that the mainstream media (MSM) won't touch. It's an indispensable outlet for those of us who really want to know what's going on in the world - not just what the corporate MSM wants us to see and believe.
A great source of news and one that makes the points of view of contending people and groups much clearer: different interests and perspectives are explored in their interviews and discussions. Moreover it's a source of news that is very conscious of the social responsibility that any institution has that reports on the news as well as the significance that the news has for its audience.
Without a doubt Real News is my first go to news outlet on a daily basis. I am able to listen to subject matter experts on topics I would never be able to do otherwise. I would rank them within the top three must review daily sites for in depth informative news often not covered in the main media.
A very important source of perspectives on news that are not available on mainstream media. Excellent sourcing of experts and Paul Jay has nurtured a set of interviewers that allow those experts to provide their perspective clearly and engagingly.
I've been watching The Real News Network for several years. Whenever I need a refuge from the crap that passes as news from the mainstream outlets I head to Real News. The insight and depth of understanding provided by their guests is impressive. Bill Black, Larry Wilkerson and many more offer a refreshing and sobering view of what is really happening in the world. Kudos to Paul Jay and his entire team of professionals.
I love the Real News! I've been following them since 2010 and I appreciate their coverage of issues like politics and climate change, as well as how much they've expanded my understanding on issues of race and intersectionality. Keep up the great work! Thank you!
I am a listener of The Real News Network (TRNN) from Italy.
In my opinion TRNN provides a high quality news service that is very hard to find in profit driven networks.
Among TRNN's many positive traits of there is one that I find most valuable: when focusing on a subject TRNN provides deep insights & in-depth analysis and never resorts to the standard 'soundbite approach' that is so common elsewhere. I believe that TRNN is an excellent tool for critical thinking and intellectual & cultural growth