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The dean of American investigative journalism knows a thing or two about how to vet sources and separate fact from fiction.

Newspapers and tablet

As prospects for traditional media decline, alternatives are emerging.

Sterling conviction

It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.

(Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center via AP)

I have a sentimental attachment to journals of political satire as unique and effective instruments of criticism.

(Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

The French magazine is blasphemous—and isn’t that an honorable thing to be?

I am Charlie

A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

Fairytales about the health of our democracy disguise the corrupting influence of top donors.

Borders store closing, Pittsfield Township, Michigan, August 2011.

Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?

Ted Sarandos of Netflix and Nicole Avant at the 87th Academy Awards.

All solutions are temporary in today’s digital market, and no successful revenue model is immune from disruption.

Blogs

Especially when their cartoons are so dreadfully unpleasant.

May 19, 2015

What happens to press freedom when an ALEC-supporting telecom giant owns one of the world’s most-read news sites?

May 15, 2015

The veteran investigative journalist debunked the official version of the bin Laden killing—now there's a rush to smear him.

May 12, 2015

Texas messes with the Feds.

May 8, 2015

Progressive political groups and New York politicians recognize Katrina vanden Heuvel’s leadership at the helm of the 150-year-old institution.

May 8, 2015

What are Nation interns reading the week of 5/8/15?

May 8, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/4/15?

May 4, 2015

The issue is the cartoons—and what they mean to ordinary French Muslims.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015