Pacific News Service is a nonprofit media organization that was founded 1969 as an alternative source of news and analysis on the U.S. role in Vietnam. Since then, PNS has evolved into a highly experimental communications hub for journalists, scholars, filmmakers, artists and young people dedicated to bringing the seldom heard, often most misunderstood or ignored voices and ideas into the public forum. PNS produces a daily news syndicate and sponsors magazine articles, books, TV segments and films. PNS syndicates daily stories through the AP wire to subscribing mainstream and community newspapers across the U.S. Serving as a conduit for youth, ethnic and other voices seldom heard in mainstream media, the PNS wire specializes in feature-length commentary, news analysis and investigative reporting. The organization is located in San Francisco, Calif.