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Nation writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols support
government subsidies to sustain journalism in the future.
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.