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Building a new public media ecosystem for the 21st century

Independent Media Initiative 

Your attention please!

The sun is rising for creators. 

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What are we doing?

The media landscape has completely changed over the last 15 years. People tune in to YouTube and podcasts for entertainment, education, and news more than any other source. Without the gatekeepers of traditional media, who decides what we watch and what our children watch? Should we let the YouTube and TikTok algorithms dictate our fates? Or can we take control of our media landscape and put our thumb on the scale for thoughtful, respectful, and inspiring work?

 

IMI is building a new public media ecosystem that recognizes and celebrates the exceptional independent media creators who make the digital landscape a little brighter. ​Learn more about our mission here.

Creator Spotlight

recent work from IMI award winners

Support the creators you love!

help us build a new public media ecosystem for the 21st century 

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Member Benefits:

  • Access to exclusive creator interviews

  • Sneak peek and early edition screenings

  • Monthly newsletter spotlighting exceptional creators 

$5/month

equipment for the next generation of creators

$20/month

support for up-and-coming independent media projects

$50/month

an award for an exceptional independent media creator

Your donation helps provide:

  • Star

    5$
    Every month
     
    • access to creator interviews
    • IMI retro sticker
  • Red Giant

    20$
    Every month
     
    • access to creator interviews
    • IMI retro sticker
    • IMI retro shirt
  • Super Massive

    50$
    Every month
     
    • access to creator interviews
    • IMI retro sticker
    • IMI retro shirt
    • limited edition IMI merch

 IMI is a 501(c)(3) charity located in Austin, TX.  All donations are tax deductable. 

Are you a foundation or organization who wants to help shape public media?

SPONSORS

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