"There has long been a problem of the establishment media in this country not presenting a true picture of the true issues facing the country," Jim Naureckas of Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR) told Sputnik on Monday.
Antiwar.com director of operations Angela Keaton told Sputnik on Monday that much of the increased readership of alternative media could be attributed to improved technology and the greater ease with which the public can gain access.
"We just have a better technology," she said. "People are always curious. But now they can pop a few search terms on to their search engines and find what they want. That gives them more questions that they can find the answers to," Keaton said.
FAIR is a media watch and advocacy organization seeking to correct media imbalance by scrutinizing media practices that slight public interest, peace and minority viewpoints, according to its website. Antiwar.com is dedicated to US non-interventionism, according to the media portal.