Mission

The Independent Media Institute (IMI) is a nonprofit organization that educates the public through a diverse array of independent media projects and programs.

We work with journalists and media outlets to shine a spotlight on stories that are vital to the public interest, using multiple media formats and distribution channels.

For more than three decades, the Independent Media Institute has served the public through the creation and distribution of content about political and social issues. In 1998, IMI founded AlterNet, an award-winning news website that published original reporting by independent investigative journalists, syndicated a broad range of partner publications and reached diverse audiences for more than 20 years.

In 2018, IMI re-focused on creating and distributing original, thoughtful explorations of news stories—more comprehensive stories than the current digital media landscape, dominated by tabloid-style breaking news reporting, can typically provide to readers. Through both its own reporting and via programs and partnerships with other organizations, IMI will continue its pursuit of excellence and social impact in its media efforts.