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The San Quentin News staff

For 127 years, prison newspapers have struggled to speak truth to the outside world.

Ehab Al Shihabi

The network wants to reshape the market. But first it must reach—and win over—its viewers. 

The Center for American Progress celebrated recently celebrated its tenth annive

Two critical institutions of American liberalism just celebrated birthdays. Here’s wishing them many happy returns.

Studies show that insiders at Google could, if they wanted, covertly alter voter preferences. The very possibility is a threat to democracy.

Some of our favorites from nearly thirty years of his Nation column.

The state still controls the media in post-revolution Egypt, but an independent press is emerging.

Al Jazeera English's Ahmed Shihab-Eldin explains how social media facilitates political movements in the Arab world.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Markey energized a crowd with talk of keeping the Internet open, fair and free.

At the 2011 National Conference for Media Reform, Malkia Cyril calls for a social merger, the consolidation of people's voices, to challenge the moneyed interests which currently control Washington and the country's media policy.

In defense of the editor of the Huffington Post. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting for over five years.

Blogs

Is there a journalism school somewhere that teaches up-and-comers to put stories into little boxes? Half our job in independent media, it seems to me, is putting the connections back.

April 19, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard.

February 7, 2011

Bank of America shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday after Julian Assange hinted that he had as much as 5 GB worth of their documents revealing some shady behavior.

December 1, 2010

The end of Newsweek would signal an end of an era for reporting--but what about the media left standing? 

May 10, 2010

In the wake of Air America's sad demise, the rightwing blogs are predictably crowing.

January 22, 2010

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008