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Authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism propose the government grant subsidies to ensure that democracy and a thriving press survive.

The goal of government surveillance is to create a deliberate backdoor into secure systems. The appeal to a hacker is obvious.

Joseph Stiglitz's Freefall, Mark Weiss's The Whole Island and Robert Darnton's The Case for Books.

Had the Supreme Court not kicked video cameras out of the courtroom, the Prop 8 trial may have enabled Americans to see how a controversial court decision is born.

Jane Mayer offers a perspective on the troubling losses in the field of investigative reporting. Investigative reporting, which is a slow, expensive undertaking, has become a "luxury item" for many outlets.

David Schimke stresses the role of the trained citizen journalist
in shaping coverage--and how mainstream reporters should learn to stray beyond the press conference model of news.

Mark Luckie argues that interaction will be key for future business models in media--involving what the user thinks not only in choosing your story, but in packaging the story.

Ana Marie Cox reflects on her experiences during the 2008 presidential election and suggests that we might see an influx of reporters that are hired by specific candidates to do opposition research and reporting.

The Google Books settlement is a forward-looking commercial joint venture that far exceeds the scope of the class-action lawsuit.

The new progressive Jewish organization J Street has benefited from the blogosphere's interest. But will exposure turn into political mobilization?

Blogs

The organization is calling out members of the CBC it believes are siding with the telecom industry over the interests of everyday Internet users.

July 14, 2014

The former vice president says Americans deserved to know how far NSA spying has gone.

June 10, 2014

If there’s one thing netizens love to do it is to express themselves, so please flood the FCC with your comments.

June 2, 2014

Why are certain Internet users so irrationally attached to the notion of net neutrality?

May 27, 2014

After the FCC's vote to kill net neutrality, it's time to fight back. 

May 15, 2014

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

The FCC is mistaken—and democracy is threatened—when commissioners fail to embrace their authority to protect a free and open Internet. 

April 24, 2014

“New players are boosting reporting power, technological talent and financial resources going into news, creating a level of energy not felt for a long time,” said Amy Mitchell, Pew's director of journalism research.

March 26, 2014

Greg Mitchell looks back on some of Matt Taibbi's earlier work. 

February 20, 2014

Americans can and should say "no" to the consolidation of communications.

February 14, 2014