The NYC Independent Media Center is a grassroots organization committed to using media production and distribution as tools for promoting social and economic justice in the New York City Area. We are dedicated to addressing issues that the mainstream media neglects and we do not conceal our ideals behind a false objectivity. We hope to empower people to "become the media" by providing democratic access to available technologies and information. The NYC IMC is one of over 130 Indymedia chapters doing this work around the world.

The general NYC IMC collective meets for general meetings every month at the East 29th Street office (directions). These are inter-working group meetings designed to address the administration and maintenance of the NYC IMC.

Anyone interested in participating in, or learning more about the IMC is encouraged to attend media production team meetings before coming to a General Meeting.

There are currently six media production teams at the NYC IMC: The Indypendent newspaper, El Independiente newspaper, IndyKids (youth allies group) newspaper, Black-Out Media TV show, a Web editorial/tech team and a photojournalist team.

The Indypendent publishes a bi-weekly newspaper, and meetings are open to anyone interested in volunteering their time and energy to the project. No experience is necessary, but enthusiasm and a cooperative spirit is essential. Print Team meetings are every Tuesday night at 7pm at the NYC IMC office. Come early for a brief introduction to the project. El Independiente meets irregulary on Tuesdays at 6pm.

The video team produces a weekly public access TV show that airs on:
MNN: Sat 9:30 PM Ch 34 & 107 in NYC
FSTV: Mon 6:00pm;
BCAT: Monday 12:30 pm Time Warner/Cablevision 35/68

All levels of experience are welcome in helping to produce the show. We accept segments from all over the world. Please keep your segment to under 10 minutes. The video group meets Tuesdays at 7pm in the video room.

For information on the next video, photo, or web meeting, please email the respective working group's listserv.

To contact the organizers of the New York City IMC, please see our contact page.