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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?

Poisoning the Press tells the tale of Jack Anderson's fall from muckraking hero to blustering pundit.

In light of the controversy surrounding Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?

Blogs

Your morning roundup of the most important stories, political foibles, and gems you might have missed around the internet. Up today: Drones, kill teams, The Social Network, Stewart vs. Sanchez, Fox News's dirty laundry, and more.

October 4, 2010

Two of the Tea Party’s most recognizable leaders huddled to assess their progress and parry criticism in an unusual conversation in Manhattan this weekend.

October 2, 2010

Rouse and Rahm, Gaza flotilla raid exposed, more Paladino madness, DADT mocked.

October 1, 2010

Your Thursday, September 30 guide to the most important hits and misses throughout politics and the media, plus some humor and a daily music pick.

September 30, 2010

The man behind the ACORN sting goes after CNN investigative correspondent Abbie Boudreau with boat full of sexually explicit props.

September 29, 2010

Your guide to the most important politics and media hits and misses for Wednesday, September 29, plus some humor, and a music video of the day.

September 29, 2010

Tuesday, September 28's media and politics hits/misses from a wide variety of sources plus fun videos and (at the bottom) a music pick.

September 28, 2010

DAYBOOK will return Monday. In the meantime, see Stephen Colbert testify on immigration in front of congress—in character.

September 24, 2010

On responses to "Kabuki Democracy," TNR and the mail.

August 13, 2010

On Nascar, the Pentagon Papers and the mail.

July 29, 2010