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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

An investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes that the president has presided over an unprecedented campaign to control the media.

October 10, 2013

If Bill de Blasio wins the NYC mayoral race (and he will), expect to hear more from the Working Families Party.

October 9, 2013

De Blasio has now been called a progressive, a communist and a fiscal conservative.

October 7, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

As Congress lurches toward a government shutdown, the media dabbles in false equivalence.

September 30, 2013

 Intended to protect journalists who are compelled to reveal confidential information, the "Free Flow of Information Act" may not shield the reporters who need it most. 

September 13, 2013

Recent piece by Alan Rusbridger shows how the UK government is misusing laws to silence its critics. 

August 20, 2013

Thirty-seven hours later, The Washington Post still has it wrong.

July 10, 2013

Reporting may be the worst crime of all.

July 9, 2013

Historical (and contemporary) context went missing on Meet the Press.

June 24, 2013