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The controversy over newly released files on John Lennon is less about Lennon than about excessive government secrecy.

News flash: Dissent sells! And the American public does have a taste for
serious, high-minded news.

Maureen Dowd's political analysis is devilishly smart and viciously funny--but the New York Times columnist really should spend less
time on the couch.

A mainstream media legal analyst dismissed efforts to prosecute Donald
Rumsfeld and others for war crimes as ridiculous. They're not.

Beset with financial woes, a labor-management power struggle and an
aging leftist readership, the legendary French newspaper is on the
brink of extinction.

In cities across America, reporters are being laid off, TV stations are
cutting back coverage and the newspaper industry is crumbling to dust.
When it all shakes out, will Wikipedia be as good as it gets?

Friends and colleagues remember Ellen Willis, political essayist,
journalist, rock critic and valued contributor to The
Nation
, who died November 9.

Do newspapers really need special pages for political pronouncements, stentorian tone and candidate endorsements?

Journalism's in crisis, crushed by Wall Street and tarnished by a
failure of nerve. As newspapers die and fake news proliferates, who will
provide reliable information vital to a functioning democracy?

Blogs

The paper’s site was packed with coverage that was “Tireless. Dogged. Spirited.” And it was something else: Free.

April 20, 2013

This week, Hayes debuts his new MSNBC primetime show and Pollitt is named a finalist for the 2013 National Magazine Awards in "Columns and Commentary."

April 2, 2013

If the field has a future, what will it look like? And what does this mean for American democracy?

March 20, 2013

Chris Hayes moves up, Ed Schultz moves over and the man who taped the Romney “47 percent” video moves into the light. 

March 14, 2013

Journalists need to hold themselves to higher standards, as do their ombudsmen.

March 7, 2013

Why mainstream media pundits keep punting.

March 5, 2013

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

The comedy news host shouldn’t have exploited the trillion-dollar coin idea for cheap laughs, the columnist says.

January 14, 2013

A small-bore, context-free, artificially balanced press corps only serves the interests of the powerful.

January 4, 2013

Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to help groups survive government tactics to isolate or suppress them or limit their funds.

December 18, 2012