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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?

A conversation with the former frontman of Pulp about the sound of music in the digital era.

Blogs

Twitter messages are bubbling up to the President.

September 10, 2012

 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

A young woman turns the political moment into musical parody.

August 22, 2012

An insurance giant battles the Internet.

August 16, 2012

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012

Funnily enough, not all comedians are defending Daniel Tosh’s rape jokes.

July 12, 2012

 Eric on the royal Internet "we" and Reed on this summer of political sequels. 

July 6, 2012

 “Artists who turncoat and exploit other artists—I have no words.”

June 22, 2012

Conservatives mocked “The Life of Julia,” but it is more advanced than Romney's Website. Does that matter?

May 13, 2012

The most important security and surveillance legislation that you've probably never heard about.

May 3, 2012