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The talking heads of cable news are leading double lives as paid lobbyists for corporations.

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

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

It's time to banish the word "looting" from the media vocabulary in times of disaster.

In this moment of death and destruction, we should not turn away.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel weighs in on the biggest news story of the week: the White House party crashers.

Are universities the last hope for a home for quality journalism?

The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.

The Nation's Richard Kim joins a conversation on Sarah Palin's recent media blitz and the impact it could have on our country's politics.

The victory over Lou Dobbs demonstrates that the immigrant community is mobilized like never before.

Blogs

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

Eric responds to his critics and reviews the best shows of the week in today's Altercation.

March 25, 2015

Eric previews his new book on de Blasio's fight to make New York a more equitable city and reviews the city's latest shows: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 17, 2015

One of the late columnist’s last radio interviews. 

February 13, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015

The sacrificial lamb for a decade of profit-driven tale-spinning.

February 12, 2015

Don’t fall for Bibi’s bid to repackage himself as a kindly mensch.

February 6, 2015

From Andrew Sullivan's departure from the blogosphere to Birdman's inevitable wins at the Oscars: it's all inside today's Altercation.

February 2, 2015

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

Yes, her schtick as a North Korean general was a gross bit of yellowface minstrelsy, but let’s remember her longer career.

January 12, 2015