Use these databases to explore non-mainstream media coverage of the news.
Key questions for students to ask include:
Who is speaking? How does the the act of speaking reflect power and privilege disparities?
Who is listening? Underrepresented groups may be speaking, but their opinions may not be listened to due to power and privilege differences.
Who decides who may speak? Who decides to whom to pay attention?
The second chapter of Trouillot's book offers a typology of the ways--whether deliberate or unconscious--in which silence in the historical record can be enforced.