Alternative media — the Fifth Estate

These blogs and alternative media usually deal with news and politics. Some recommend other, related blogs. Some take the form of a magazine, with various sections. The ‘alphabetical’ listing below ignores The as the first word in the title.

ABC Gone to Hell Perceived bias in the ABC.

AIMN Australian Independent Media Network. Politics, current affairs, other, magazine format.

Ash’s Machiavellian Bloggery @AshGherbranious’ blog.

Australians for Honest Politics Political exposé.

Blogger Me Discussions on the future shape of Australia.

Blogotariat includes a blog roll.

Café Whispers Politics, media, social issues. Ceased publication 6 June, 2014, after 4 years. See National Library’s Pandora archive. See also AIMN.

Canberra Memes Political satire and fun stuff in pictures. Also on Twitter.

The Conscience Vote Politics.

The Conversation Researched articles on socio-political matters by qualified academics.

Crikey News magazine. Subscription required.

Curiosity and Challenge Wayne Brooks, Brooksy @wrb330

DragOnista’s Blog Insights on politics by former insider Paula Matthewson. Also on The Drum, The Hoopla. @Drag0nista

The Failed Estate Journalism’s dilemma.

Grogs Gamut  Politics, movies, books and sport.

The Hoopla Current affairs, humour, feminism. Subscription required. Ceased publication March 23, 2015.

Independent Australia Politics, other matters, a magazine format.

John Quiggin.com Commentary from a social-democratic perspective.

The King’s Tribune Independent magazine focusing on politics, media and pop culture. @KingsTribune Ceased publication September 2014.

Marc Hendrickx Monitors, corrects errors in ABC.

The Monthly Includes articles summary by PoliticOz.

National Forum Politics, current affairs. A forum, On Line Opinion, blogs, polls. Voluntary subscription.

New Matilda Independent journalism since 2004.

The News With Nipples Not only, not always, about feminism and news.

No Fibs Political exposé. Also a Margo Kingston project to train citizen journalists.

Overland Politics, culture, through literature. Est 1954.

PhoneyTonyAbbott The real Tony Abbott revealed.

The Political Sword Mainly politics. Inc Lyn’sLinks/Cassandra’s cache, a summary of today’s news.

Politically Homeless Andrew Elder. Politics, media. Includes a long blog roll.

PoliticOz Political summaries, links to main daily stories.

Pollytics Possum Comitatus, on pollytics. @Pollytics

Sally Baxter, Girl Reporter Inside stories from 2nd gen reporter.

The Sniper Political comment, current affairs, nature.

Stop Murdoch Blog on Rupert Murdoch & News Corp. Last post October 22, 2010.

TasmanianTimes Online newspaper. Definitely not MSM.

Tracking Abbott’s Wreckage Itemised list by Sally McManus

TruthInNewsMedia this resource centre.

The Watermelon Blog A one-man magazine. David Horton @watermelon_man

Wixxyleaks In-depth articles on scandalous political behaviour.

YaThink? Personal insights into current affairs.

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