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AMPLIFICATION:
Because of space constraints and incautious wording in my column last week, I referred to the Times's "Jayson Blair/Gerald Boyd problem." I intended to refer to those attacks on the Times that had asserted or implied that Boyd had in some way been responsible for overlooking Blair's shortcomings and that this pattern somehow reflected on the Times's affirmative-action policies. I did not mean to imply that there was any truth to these accusations. Indeed, there is none on the record as far as I am aware. I apologize to Mr. Boyd for any misimpressions I may have created. --Eric Alterman

Journalists are understandably loath to call on a colleague to give up a source who's been promised anonymity, as the credibility of the entire profession can suffer from such a public betrayal.

Reporters say harassment and intimidation by American soldiers is growing.

How we miss Martha Gellhorn, and how we need her right now!

Sidney Hook, the Marxist philosopher-turned-neoconservative who once
mistakenly listed I.F.

A small journalistic cottage industry has grown up demonstrating that
the Bush Administration took the nation to war against Iraq under false
pretenses.

Robert Kaplan is a hugely well-informed, indefatigable journalist who
combines firsthand reporting, mostly from poor, badly governed or
ungoverned countries, with wide reading on the political,

What happens when Pentagon objectives and journalists' needs coincide.

Blogs

A Pulitzer-prize winning investigation found that law firm Jackson Kelly, now defended by Senator Joe Manchin, concealed evidence and shaped doctor’s testimony.

April 16, 2014

The full list of Pulitzer winners has been announced.

April 14, 2014

Eric with the latest reviews and Reed on the media’s coverage of the missing Malaysia Air Flight 370. 

March 25, 2014

Nation author Moshe Z. Marvit has been awarded this month’s Sidney Award for casting “a light on a previously obscure, but profoundly exploited class of workers.”

March 12, 2014

Barrett Brown’s attorneys warned that the charges against their client had chilling implications for free speech rights.

March 5, 2014

Bill Keller leaves The New York Times to run a nonprofit journalism start-up focused on the American criminal justice system.

February 9, 2014

And the White House is not happy.

December 12, 2013

A 60 Minutes host and producer face the music for serious journalistic impropriety.

November 26, 2013

Nods for big business (especially if they pay).

November 21, 2013