lay track in your community, contact us via e-mail
or through the US Postal Service:
0000 East Madison
Seattle WA 00000
to extend this critical citizen's infrormation utility.
The Information Subway is a
clearinghouse hub for independent media in the service of participatory
self-government and democracy.
An authentic and functioning
democracy requires informed citizens. If citizens do not have access
to a free flow of information and ideas, they cannot determine the
course of events that directly impact their daily lives.
Like broadcast radio and television
before it, the information superhighway is being built to serve
commercial, for-profit interests. The bottom line for the handful
(under 10) corporate conglomerates who currently dominate the entire
media spectrum is money.
Corporate media's adherence
to this bottom line often supercedes a community's public interest
in knowing all the facts.
Independent media strives
to serve the public interest first and foremost, and operates with
little or no money and much volunteer time and energy.
The Information Subway acts
as a clearinghouse for independent media. Use it, and let us know
what works and what doesn't.
Independent Media Coalition is an alliance of radio, print, internet
and TV producers and activists. SIMC seeks to amplify our collective
voice by facilitating communication and cooperation between groups,
and undertaking projects that increase the participation in, exposure
to, and consumption of media produced by the local community.
We see profit-driven, corporate
domination of communication channels as a significant barrier to
the free flow of information and ideas essential to a truly democratic
The coalition advocates more
public and less corporate control over communications, and hopes
to foster compelling alternatives to corporate media.
For information about coalition
groups, visit the Information
Subway Media Guide for film, radio, television, internet and