When there's a major international news story going on I really adore Democracy Now as a source for coverage that doesn't feel utterly vacuous. I also went to them (and was not disappointed) when I needed to help make sense of the U.S. assassination of Soleimani.
All the other coverage I have access to seems to feel painfully biased, or extremely shallow, or both.
*That said*, I also feel that Democracy Now is guilty of the overall trend I described at the start of this thread. When there isn't some kind of headline-grabbing incident going on, I feel like their coverage skews to relatively minor domestic stories. They cover protests and strikes a lot, which are certainly worthy news stories that deserve coverage, but I continually feel that I have no idea what's going on outside my country's borders.
@dynamic Independent media is mostly funded by the people these days, so there is a constant struggle to be relevant enough to get an audience; which is pretty much the same as the mainstream media fighting for ad dollars, but with better content.
@dynamic What I've wondered is why some of these similar-leaning sites don't just merge and pool resources. Is it ego or money related?