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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.

A longstanding rivalry between old friends shows what it takes to get into the New York Times.

Shortcuts, blindness and downright dishonesty in the rapidly imploding mainstream media.

I.F. Stone was not only a great reporter; he was a radical, an irritant to power.

Fools look for a fight between newspapers and the net. The challenge is to defend print and digital journalism, in an age of big-media myopia.

When it comes to prosecuting Bush-era crimes, the media's inside establishment would prefer to just keep on walking.

Blogs

Eric on this week’s concerts and releases and Reed on how the gaffe-obsessed political press is doing a disservice to democracy.

October 20, 2014

Eric on The New Yorker Festival and Reed on the lazy Beltway boosterism of Leon Panetta's new book.

October 14, 2014

Many journalists went after Webb, destroying his reputation and driving him out of the profession and into a suicidal depression. Now they’re at it again.

October 10, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts (plus some upcoming events) and Reed on Matt Bai's treatment of the Gary Hart-Donna Rice affair.

October 6, 2014

Appearing on Democracy Now! Monday morning, Lee Fang discussed "Who's Paying the Pro-War Pundits?"—his latest for The Nation.

September 15, 2014

The word “homeland,” he says, will “get us further into wars."

September 12, 2014

Eric on "The Beatles in Mono" and Reed on how the emphasis on optics skews our democratic priorities.

September 11, 2014

Here at home, those charged with protecting our press freedom are endangering it instead. 

August 27, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014

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