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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.

John Nichols addresses the question of whether we are living in an era of nitwits. He answers with a definite "No."

The Nation is adding an essential new voice to TheNation.com--Greg Mitchell, former editor of Editor & Publisher. Mitchell will be blogging as writer and editor of the new "Media Fix" blog, a snapshot of the best and worst each day in media and journalism.

Nonpartisan think tanks are supporting journalism--but who's supporting the think tanks?

Nation writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols support
government subsidies to sustain journalism in the future.

When the accusation (anti-Semitism) says more about the accuser (The New Republic) than the accused (Andrew Sullivan).

Authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism propose the government grant subsidies to ensure that democracy and a thriving press survive.

John Nichols and Bob McChesney explain why the government should provide subsidies for media outlets.

What does the future of journalism look like? What's next for media? The Nation asks a range of journalists and media makers to tell us what they predict.

Blogs

Charlie Rangel, "Top Secret America" and a new addition to Altercation.

July 23, 2010

On the Weigel and McChrystal sagas and more of the week's absurdities.

July 2, 2010

Eric bemoans life and responds to some reader e-mail.

July 1, 2010

One can't help thinking that the grande dame of the White House press corps would have gotten less grief if she'd  purposely cheated the financial system and took taxpayer money to recover.

June 8, 2010

The end of Newsweek would signal an end of an era for reporting--but what about the media left standing? 

May 10, 2010

Student Senate President calls Kansas University's newspaper biased, says solution is to cut funding.

March 31, 2010

"Therefore we must fight, fight, fight to retain those liberties."

March 4, 2010

Justice may finally be imaginable for Edna Glover and her family. The charred remains of her son Henry were discovered in the burnt hulk of a car on a levee overlooking the Mississippi River a week after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. But she'd never gotten any answers. 

February 13, 2010

All that guff you're hearing about the importance of public service reporting that's insulated from the influence of corporate advertisers? It's not guff -- as ABC TV affiliates in five southeast states have just found out. Advertisers punish and Toyota apparently did just that, by pulling advertising off scores of affiliates of ABC TV "as punishment" for ABC News reporting on Toyota's sticky pedals.

February 10, 2010

A roster of terrific journalists will be on hand on July 9 in DC.

May 26, 2009