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A small-town station in maine is proof that low-power radio builds
community.

Sidney Hook, the Marxist philosopher-turned-neoconservative who once
mistakenly listed I.F.

If you want to date the beginning of conservative domination of the
opinion media, you could do worse than to pick Election Day 1964.

The announcement a few weeks ago that Partisan Review was closing
shop after a run of nearly seventy years brought sadness--since
PR at its best was a central site of American cul

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

The flagship of American conservative campus publications stands on the
foundation of twenty years of attention-grabbing antics.

Orbis
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
School population: 10,855

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