Nation Topics - Alternative and Independent Media
News and Features
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
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.