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The state still controls the media in post-revolution Egypt, but an independent press is emerging.

The Medill School of Journalism's change of name is indicative of wider -- and frightening -- trends in journalism education.

A new film about the New York Times asks the question: what will a future without journalism look like?

Janet Malcolm

Janet Malcolm can be brutal in her judgments, but it is the casual brutality of keen observation.

The newspaper should be taking a stand against education scams—but it’s dependent on one such program for its profitability.

Rupert Murdoch

An invasion of privacy scandal threatens the careers to two of Murdoch's top executives and the apparent heir the News Corp. empire.

Most journalists think that words are more important than images. Barbie Zelizer thinks they are wrong.

Saudis are funding international terrorism, the State Department ordered spying on UN officials, Obama helped protect Bush officials who ordered torture... and more bombshells.

Even a cursory look at our most popular stories shows that Nation readers rank among the most intelligent and informed of those of any publication anywhere. Here's a list of some of your favorites in 2010.

America's greatest investigative journalist believed in letting the truth be told, even over the protest of state officials. But what would he make of WikiLeaks's secret-telling?

Blogs

Denver's contest for local school board seats has already cost $600,000, as big-money backers of school privatization, charters and “choice” try to buy control of education policy.

October 21, 2011

Eric on how The New Republic's back of the book comes close to redeeming the magazine from the front.

October 21, 2011

The misleading press coverage of the debt fight reveals a fundamental problem with today’s journalism—the quest for innocence and balance when it does not exist.

July 27, 2011

There are plenty of real problems with Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus. But her migraines and his mannerisms are not two of them.

July 24, 2011

 Fox News does its master Murdoch's bidding in playing down the News of the World phone-hacking scandal. 

July 19, 2011

Eric sends a drink back and Reed spars with former ABC News president David Westin.

July 15, 2011

Joe Allen's new book People Wasn’t Made to Burn is nothing less than a reinvention of the true crime genre.

July 11, 2011

Editors and colleauges of Shane Bauer, a Nation contributor, urge Iran to release him and his friend Josh Fattal.

May 3, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

The recent coverage of new Obama campaign manager Jim Messina illustrates how top Washington sources curry favor with the powerful sources they cover.

April 5, 2011