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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.

Student journalists at The Nation and Campus Progress's Annual Student Journalism Conference talk how news media will be produced, consumed and funded in the next five to ten years.

Books like Game Change are more instructive for what they reveal about the community that prizes them than for the information they contain.

As we observe the third anniversary of Molly Ivins's death, we are ever more the lesser for her loss.

The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reflects on the perils of reporting in a post-9/11 world.

The Washington Post has run a "news" article about deficit reduction penned by The Fiscal Times, an outlet backed by Pete Peterson, the Wall Street millionaire who wants to loot Social Security.

Legendary ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather weighs in on the positives and negatives of transitioning predominantly to online media.

Jane Mayer offers a perspective on the troubling losses in the field of investigative reporting. Investigative reporting, which is a slow, expensive undertaking, has become a "luxury item" for many outlets.

David Schimke stresses the role of the trained citizen journalist
in shaping coverage--and how mainstream reporters should learn to stray beyond the press conference model of news.

Blogs

Here at home, those charged with protecting our press freedom are endangering it instead. 

August 27, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on David Gregory's departure from Meet the Press. 

August 20, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014

Eric on the latest books and CD's and Reed on media coverage of Ferguson, Missouri. 

August 14, 2014

Did the massive media conglomerates that gobbled up almost all of the country’s dailies really have the public’s best interests at heart?

August 12, 2014

Jobs that demand constant social media interaction create different burdens for men and women.

August 12, 2014

Eric on this week's concerts and Reed on electronic surveillance. 

August 5, 2014

Too much media has becomes fixated on finding “balance,” even if it means presenting fiction on par with fact.

July 15, 2014

The New York Times has yet to learn from its hawkish coverage in the lead-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

July 2, 2014

Nick Kristoff defends Bush, Chelsea Manning defends journalism, and the Post recounts our government's bungled efforts to catch Edward Snowden.

June 16, 2014