Z Communications is a left-wing activist-oriented media group founded in 1986 by Michael Albert and Lydia Sargent. It is, in broad terms, ideologically  libertarian socialist, anticapitalist, and heavily influenced by participatory economics, although much of its content is focused on critical commentary of foreign affairs. Its publications include Z Magazine, ZNet, and Z Video. 
History Zeta Magazine was founded by Michael Albert and Lydia Sargent in 1987, both of whom had previously co-founded South End Press. It was renamed  Z Magazine in 1989. 
Founded in 1994,
Z Media Institute provides classes and other sessions in how to start and produce alternative media, how to better understand media, and how to develop organising skills. The institute has hosted  Stephen Shalom presentations on parpolity a number of times. 
Founded in 1995,
Z Net (also known as ZNet and Z Communications) is a website with contributors that include Noam Chomsky,    Eduardo Galeano,  Boris Kagarlitsky,  Edward Said, Chris Spannos  and  Kevin Zeese  .  John Pilger has described it as one of the best news sources online. Rene Milan of the  Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies called the site a rich source of information about participism. The site was mentioned in the 2007 film  Shooter.  
Z Magazine is published in print and on-line monthly.
Contributors to the magazine include
Noam Chomsky, ,  Ward Churchill,  Edward S. Herman, Mike Kuhlenbeck,  Jack Rasmas,  Paul Street  ,  Patrick Bond and  Kevin Zeese. Articles written by Chomsky have been republished in the  . New Statesman  
In a 2005 interview with
Joshua Frank, Ward Churchill discussed issues he had with Z Magazine. Churchill claimed an article he worked on was not published for two years and was misattributed. He also felt Albert and Sargent had greater say than others involved with the publication. 
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Alternative Media and Politics of Resistance: A Communication Perspective ( Peter Lang, 2010), ISBN 978-1433105173, pp. 88-90. Excerpts available at Google Books.
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