Independent Media Institute

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Owner ofAlterNet, The Deep State Blog
[nonprofit organization with money from Open Society Institute]]

The Independent Media Institute (IMI) is a nonprofit organization that educates the public through a diverse array of independent media projects and programs. "Since 1983, the Independent Media Institute has served the public through the creation and distribution of content about political and social issues."[1]

In 1998, IMI founded AlterNet, a well known progressive left website. In early 2018, IMI sold AlterNet.[2] In June 2018, it founded The Deep State Blog.

Funding and Problems

The funding sources have included George Soros' Open Society Institute and numerous other foundations, a possible sign that the media institute might not be as independent as it claims, and in fact has a gatekeeper function. Of possible relevance is that the starting year, 1983 is the same year as the National Endowment for Democracy was founded. 2005-06 Foundation Supporters of IMI include[3]:

Board of Directors (2017) [4]