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John Nichols and Bob McChesney explain why the government should provide subsidies for media outlets.

This week, Nation editor and publisher Katrina vanden Heuvel reflects on the role of independent media in turbulent political waters.

A spirited daily paper is the last remaining defender of Israel's tradition of dissent.

The music industry lives in fear of downloadable media, but artists
have the vision to re-engineer our collective psyche.

Fewer minority-owned outlets means fewer minorities in the media. With
such threats to public discourse, what will become of our voices,
points of view and interests?

A top-secret memo detailing George W. Bush's proposal to bomb Al
Jazeera is not "outlandish," as the White House claims. The Bush
Administration had been threatening, insulting and imprisoning Al
Jazeera staffers and other unembedded journalists long before Bush
reportedly floated the idea to Tony Blair.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on the role of publisher and
general partner at the magazine, and Victor Navasky becomes publisher
emeritus and a member of the magazine's editorial board.

On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal news magazines facing declining
circulation have started to play into the celebrity culture. But there
are gems that have the power to carry our culture through its Las
Vegas-ization.

How a prospective biochemist became a muckraker and champion of media reform

The once-hunted outlaw of low-power radio is now a hero--including at the FCC.

Blogs

The Nation commemorated its legacy as the oldest continuously published weekly magazine at this year's Tucson Festival of Books.

April 2, 2015

He criticized old media, he created new media and he knew the necessity of a free and freewheeling press.

March 20, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

The billionaire media entrepreneur responds to criticisms that his former company helped block donations to WikiLeaks.

December 4, 2013

The journalist hits back on allegations that his new venture with Pierre Omidyar has “privatized” NSA leaks.

December 2, 2013

The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership text privileges corporations over consumers in intellectual property.

November 13, 2013

The outspoken civil liberties journalist and longtime New York Times editor outlined the changing face of journalism in a wide-ranging debate yesterday.

October 29, 2013

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

The news-leaking website, in possession of a leaked script, offers rebuttals to the film that dramatizes Julian Assange's relationship with former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. 

September 22, 2013