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Bill Moyers's emphasis on dissenting views must live on at PBS.

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.

Blogs

CNN’s ballyhooed WikiWars: The Mission of Julian Assange special airing this Sunday evening is an odd amalgam, blending quick cuts, pounding music and a casually dressed host (at left below) with an attempt at a serious overview of WikiLeaks. Yet, like the recent PBS Frontline probe, it is fatally unbalanced. 

June 10, 2011

How the media frenzy obliterated the presumption of innocence and relentlessly impugned both Strauss-Kahn and his accuser in vulgar stereotypes.

May 24, 2011

How Commentary and Israel's Six-Day War informed the neoconservative movement (or didn't).

April 1, 2011

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

March 29, 2011

Eric Alterman reviews music and Reed Richardson parses the ethics of sports journalism.

March 25, 2011

Eric on David Broder, Reed on NPR and undercover journalism and the mail.

March 10, 2011

Reed takes on the right-wing myths behind the Wisconsin union crackdown and readers react to the NFL labor dispute.

February 25, 2011

Links from around the web on the tragic assassination attempt on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

January 10, 2011

It's not just the unemployed we don't tend to see on US TV. Take public workers. They're in the news every day, but it's not actually them. It's people talking about them.

January 6, 2011

Our media has found a new way to be as bad as it ever was, LTC Bob on packing for an overseas deployment and some hate mail.

January 6, 2011