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The merger of Penguin and Random House is part of a trend that has been deadly for literary authors and serious nonfiction.

Rupert Murdoch

The Fox News owner resorted to an anti-Semitic canard in attacking alleged media bias against Israel.

Barack Obama

Why do journalists run interference for the 1 percent, when their job is to expose their schemes?

Rupert Murdoch

British investigations reveal the shocking extent of his shady tactics. Can we really believe he hasn’t used the same methods here?

Will widespread shareholder discontent put a chink in Rupert Murdoch's armor?

Rupert Murdoch

Politicians don't just need the billionaire media mogul's cash—they need his newspapers, magazines and TV networks, too.

Rupert Murdoch

Rupert Murdoch is far from blameless—but he’s merely a symptom of the real disease: so much power in a single media corporation.

Thanks to the Guardian’s intrepid reporting, Britain has been released from the malign influence of the Murdoch empire.

From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Casey Anthony to Rupert Murdoch, the media are debasing the public conversation—and therefore our democratic process.

Blogs

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012

Once upon a time, CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now it’s at the heart of one of them, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Once upon a time t CNN would be airing the hottest hearings of the day. Now  they're at the heart of the story, as Lord Justice Leveson calls CNN anchor Piers Morgan to “explain himself” over comments he made relating to phone hacking.

May 24, 2012

Comcast’s new minority-owned channels are the direct result of a deal cut with civil rights organizations. So where are the women’s channels?

February 24, 2012

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Corporate media help manufacture the Tea Party’s power every bit as much as the tea party manufactured our current debt “crisis.”

July 29, 2011

Getting to the bottom of News Corporation would require a global effort—and far more determination than anything shown either by Eric Holder’s Justice Department or David Cameron’s government.

July 20, 2011

Instead of standing up to those in power, News Corp. has fostered cozy relationship with governments on both sides of the Atlantic.

July 20, 2011