Mon, 25 Mar 2019

Articles Posted in the " Media " Category

  • Welcome to the new home of NSP!

    Here you will find a newly improved and more secure web home for North Star Post!

    Our team has changed several navigational components of the website in order for you to find the types of stories and content you’re looking for much easier. Take advantage of our new article tags (at the bottom of every news item, podcast and video) to find topic specific content.

    As always, if you have any comments, concerns, suggestions or anything else, do not hesitate to get in contact with us through whatever method is easiest.

    Thank you for being patient while we moved and …




  • ICYMI #19: Jared Yates Sexton – Inside a Trump Rally

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    Sam talks with Jared Yates Sexton who covers the 2016 election and has been inside the strange and sometimes frightening world of Trump 2016 and his supporters.

    From his website:

    “Jared Yates Sexton was born and raised in Southern Indiana and received his MFA from Southern Illinois in 2008. He’s the author of three collections, a crime-novel, and works as a political correspondent and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Georgia Southern University.”

    Check out Atticus Review, especially Jared’s coverage of the Trump campaign.

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  • Meet the Independent Press – MTIP #1

    Image: Business Insider

    Recorded June 3rd, 2016

    A panel discussion with five independent media-makers covering a sweeping variety of media, societal, political and other issues. MTIP covers under-reported news items, cuts through the spin of corporate media and works to balance the civil discourse.

    MTIP will likely be broadcast every other week featuring a rotating panel comprised of members of the independent media. Stay tuned to our twitter and this website for announcements, future plans for MTIP and more!

    Meet the independent panel

    Host: Sam Richards (Editor-in-Chief — North Star Post)
    Producer: Canin Apriori (Creator — DigiSnaxx)
    Contributor: Paul


  • Making a Secure, Open-Source Digital Newsroom

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    North Star Post was founded in 2015 following the collaboration of the core team on uncovering the FBI’s aerial surveillance program. The core team is split between Minneapolis and Phoenix, and all of us have varying day jobs / obligations that make meeting in person a challenge. Our newspaper covers surveillance, technology, and government accountability among other issues. We seek to keep our research, notes, and communications confidential.

    We choose to use self-hosted applications and avoid cloud services for a number of reasons:
    Our budget is limited, so professional hosted services would rack up costs. Cheaper


  • Op-ed: Reaction to Star Tribune ‘Readers Write’ for May 14

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    The Star Tribune has a whole lot more readers than the humble North Star Post at this juncture. They also have a much larger staff and readership that feels compelled to emotionally react to their articles. The May 14th edition of their ‘Readers Write’ column features a distasteful combination of all of these factors.

    “Nekima Levy-Pounds’ activism is unconstructive, intrusive” reads the sub-header underneath the title. People familiar with the reaction Levy-Pounds receives seemingly every time she speaks publicly will not be surprised about the “substance” of that reader’s commentary. Teresa Maki of Minnetonka (which is



  • Spotlight: Niko Georgiades

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    In this – the inaugural edition of the Spotlight series – we speak with Niko Georgiades of the independent media collective Unicorn Riot. Niko and his media collective have been instrumental in the documentation of on-going protests not only in the Twin Cities but also around the country. Unicorn Riot broadcasts a live news show every week covering a wide variety of topics from activism to climate change.

    In our interview with Niko we speak about the First Amendment, independent versus mainstream media, Black Lives Matter, law enforcement surveillance and interference with livestream broadcasts,