Oklahoma Alternative Media
These media sources can provide a different perspective than that found so abundantly in the corporate media outlets in Oklahoma. We recommend a balanced diet of media points of view. We all know (just from looking around and listening) what happens when you only get one side of a story.
This is a constant work in progress. If you would like to suggest an addition or update to this list please use our contact form.
Interested in alternative national media? See Nicole Sandler’s directory.
These also have websites, which are linked below
- The Oklahoma Observer – monthly magazine of moderately liberal commentary.
- The City Sentinel – monthly OKC news that gives good coverage of progressive activities. For C-S reporter Darla Shelden, see Twitter section below
- The Curbside Chronicle – slick monthly magazine in OKC that helps homeless earn income and find homes.
- The Land Press – Okie-centric quarterly with a literary flair.
- NonDoc – OKC based online magazine featuring “news, arts and commentary that matters.”
- The Gayly – primarily news geared for OK’s LGBT community, but also covers news of general progressive interest
- Oklahoma Peace Strategy News – irregular publication of the Oklahoma City Peace House.
- Oklahoma Activist – You’re reading it. An indymedia style site for central Oklahoma where activists can share news, events, opinion and resources with a progressive/populist point of view.
- Pointing Left Media – spin off/ sister-site of Oklahoma Activist that hosts local podcasts, citizen photojournalism
- Oklahoma Citizen –
- Oklahoma City Free Press
- Blue Oklahoma
- Okiefunk (Kurt Hochenaeur) – Liberal advocacy and information advancing causes of social justice, equality, peace and environmental protection; widely recognized as one of the best state-based political blogs in the country.
- Oklahoma Watch – Oklahoma Watch is a non-profit organization that produces in-depth and investigative journalism on important public-policy issues facing the state.
- Oklahoma Roundup Group on Daily Kos (Oklahoma tag)
- OK Education Truths – A local public school administrator seeks to stem the tide of the false narrative about failing public schools.
- ACLU of Oklahoma – Investigative Communications articles – supports the ACLU’s work in courthouses and the state capitol by telling the often untold stories about the state of civil liberties in Oklahoma.
- Norman Leaks – A service to the citizens of Norman OK, seeking information about the workings of their city government.
- Red State Radio with Mark Faulk (Facebook) – Weekly live online radio show of populist rants and activism.
- Pointing Left Podcast – Occasional program of news, views and events hosted by Serena Blaiz.
- Pointing Left’s Quick Point Podcast – Oklahoma news commentary in 10 minutes or less, featuring various voices from the progressive community.
- Nappy Roots Radio – Bi-weekly program of news, commentary, art and insurrection with Camille Landry.
- Broad Spectrum Radio – Online radio station airing numerous shows with progressive/pacifist POV
- Upwave Media – A project of the Center for Conscience in Action for producing podcasts and other media outreach. Includes Peace Buzz and Nappy Roots Radio.
- KVOY Voices of Oklahoma – startup community radio station with main tower to be located in Paul’s Valley. Streaming station to start soon.
- Ending Violence Everywhere (E.V.E.) Radio program – Weekly live show produced by E.V.E. OKC and airing on KTLV AM 1220 in OKC.
- Darla Shelden – City Sentinel Reporter, watches death penalty issue closely. And pugs. Good promotion and coverage of progressive events in OKC.
- Phil Cross Twitter | Website – works for KOKH-Fox 25 TV station. Sometimes there are cracks in the corporate media firewall and a real journalist gets in. Not many. Shhh, don’t let on and mess this up!
- Research of possible use to progressives: Oklahoma Policy Institute | Blog | Reports – also operates some moderate political advocacy campaigns. Questionable funding from rightwing sources.
- SisterSpeak – theme-based quarterly radical feminist zine published in Tulsa, OK. Sisterspeak is free but donations can be made through PayPal at email@example.com. Apparently print-only.