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How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.

Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.

JournoList is yet another casualty of the toxic combination of conservative conspiracy mongering and mainstream media cowardice.

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Fox News is getting ever more brazen in its refusal to distinguish between journalist and politician—but so is everyone else.

Our new site offers readers a vastly improved experience. Here are the changes you should know about.

Moyers's most significant legacy is that he treated his audience as adult citizens of a republic.

 ABC is in a position to break open a paradigm for the Sunday interview programs.

David Carr calls the idea that good watchdog media can be funded by the government "frankly preposterous."

Our media watchdogs require close watching. It's been an article of faith for Nation editors and readers since the founding of the magazine. I'm excited to join this tradition, and take it to new terrain at Media Fix, The Nation's first blog devoted to highlighting the best and worst of current media.

Blogs

 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

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

The suspension of a star professor raises very disturbing question about the future of one of the country’s foremost journalism schools.

March 23, 2011

Alter-reviews of Stoppard and music old and new, Reed on the Washington Post's decision to bracket their writers into right-leaning and left-leaning and reader mail.

March 17, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011