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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?

Her writing--sharp, satirical, infused with the spirit of skepticism--reminds us that dissent rescues democracy from a quiet death behind closed doors.

Why did America's so-called liberal media find it so easy to support Bush's Iraq disaster? You won't find answers in the US media: Try The London Review of Books.

How can the MSM maintain they hold themselves to higher standards than
the Drudge-driven political blogosphere when they ape its most
irresponsible practices?

The killing of Anna Politkovskaya has rallied her journalistic
colleagues and fellow citizens in a way few other recent events have.

Bob Woodward is late to the party: His new book, State of Denial,
catches up to the story of the Iraq debacle that other journalists have
been reporting for years.

The notion that the function of journalists is to explain "the truth" is about as quaint as America's participation in the Geneva Conventions.

Bill Clinton maintains that the mainstream media has misrepresented his
record on fighting terror. But it will take a generation to meaningfully assess his effectiveness.

Blogs

Katharine Viner, the new editor of The Guardian, has thought deeply about the relationship between readers, technology and the future of journalism.

March 23, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/22/15?

March 21, 2015

He criticized old media, he created new media and he knew the necessity of a free and freewheeling press.

March 20, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/13/15?

March 13, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 3/6/15?

March 6, 2015

The Fox News host's exaggerations are bad—but his failure to report on murders committed by US allies is even more disturbing.

February 27, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 2/27/15?

February 27, 2015

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015