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The case for public funding of journalism and news outlets.

A monthlong investigation finds plenty of fire to go with the smoke surrounding the university's incredibly vague conflict-of-interest policies.

It's time to do Robert Novak the honor of taking his life's work seriously.

He could be infuriating, crude and wrong. But the late journalist could also leap across ideological, partisan and personal boundaries.

Nation contributor Christian Parenti describes the relationship between a fixer and a Western reporter in a haunting documentary about the kidnapping of his fixer in Afghanistan.

Three Americans, including Shane Bauer, a contributor to The Nation, went missing while on a hiking trip in Iraqi Kurdistan and are presumed to be detained by Iranian authorities. A fourth member of their party provides insight into their trip here.

Intelligent science reporting has been gutted--just when we need it most.

A haunting documentary shines a light on the foreign "fixers" who work behind the scenes with reporters to determine how the story of war gets told.

Long before most in the business press rose to the challenge, Gretchen Morgenson was reporting that the financial sector had gone rogue.

As alleged spy conspiracies go, the case against Izzy is thinner than Paris Hilton.

Blogs

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

Eric on the latest books and CD's and Reed on media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri. 

August 14, 2014

Did the massive media conglomerates that gobbled up almost all of the country’s dailies really have the public’s best interests at heart?

August 12, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on electronic surveillance. 

August 5, 2014

Too much media has becomes fixated on finding “balance,” even if it means presenting fiction on par with fact.

July 15, 2014

The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

July 2, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014

The former Times executive editor seems to have been pushed out for defending fundamental journalistic principles. 

May 15, 2014

The United States government is insisting that New York Times reporter James Risen reveal a confidential source—or go to jail.

May 8, 2014