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Cooperative Education Via Super Highway
By Robert A. Cropp of the UWCC

Associated Press (AP)

Founded in 1848 by six New York newpapers to cut costs and get the news more efficiently and quickly. It is owned by its U.S. newspaper and broadcast members and serves more than 1,700 newspapers and 6,000 TV and radio stations in the U.S.

Farmer-owned radio station has served rural Nebraska for 50 years
by Paul Hammel, Rural Cooperatives May/June 2001

Greenbelt News Review
15 Crescent Road, Suite 100
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Tel: (301) 474-4131

The Greenbelt News Review is a community newspaper which is coooperatively owned. It was established in 1937 by the residents of the "Green Town" one month after they moved to the new town. The paper is owned by the reporters, editors, and other staff who put out the community's news on a weekly basis. The president emeritus, Elaine Skolnik, received the Co-op Month communications award this year for her work on the paper. In addition to spreading the word about Greenbelt's many cooperatives, she was a central figure in a lawsuit against the News Review which went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and helped establish Freedom of the Press.

Impact Visuals
Mai Kang, Office Manager
24 West 25th Street 12th Floor
New York, NY 10010
(212) 807-6622
Fax: (212) 807-6644

Impact Visuals specializes in photography on progressive issues, and their portfolio is said to be quite stunning.


INMARSAT, a London-based cooperative owned by 79 member countries that operate a global mobile satelliete system, is selling five models of a new portable global satellite phone for voice, fax and data communications to and from virtually anywhere. The smallest model weighs four and a half pounds. Prices start at $3,000, while all-inclusive all charges average $3 a minute to any destination.

From page C8 of the 10/30/96 New York Times.

Peoria Journal Star
Worker-owned newspaper in Illinois


Wave is a worker-owned design co-operative. Based on the south coast of the UK, they work for large & small organisations worldwide . They design web sites, publications, exhibitions, multimedia & corporate identities.

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