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The war between democracy and aristocracy in Janet Malcolm’s Forty-One False Starts.

Yahoo isn’t buying the blogging service for its profitability. It’s buying it for the advertising possibilities.

Journalist

The future of media must include all of us.

Media observers horrified at the thought of a Koch takeover of the Tribune Company are more sanguine about Murdoch. What are they thinking?

Mary Thom

The feminist author and long-time editor of Ms. magazine died tragically in a biking accident.

New York Times

From climate change to financial meltdown, the worst of our journalism is becoming the norm. 

Violentacrez

Unmasking racists and trolls on the Internet may feel like justice, but it does not drive social progress.

Still from 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist'

Mira Nair's latest film includes a character who's a journalist and CIA agent. Is this responsible filmmaking?

Faneuil Hall

Whatever happened to quiet bravery and dignity?

Studies show that insiders at Google could, if they wanted, covertly alter voter preferences. The very possibility is a threat to democracy.

Blogs

Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Stephen Colbert and friends for one last song.

December 19, 2014

What responsibilities do journalists have when reporting on sexual assault?

December 18, 2014

Instead of trying the key from the outside, as most critics of the right must, Colbert jiggled it from the inside, counterfeit though his key was.

December 18, 2014

As the host of MSNBC show Politics Nation, Al Sharpton is the target of some perfectly valid scrutiny of his potentially conflicting roles of activist and cable news anchor.

December 10, 2014

Except Obama calls it “The Decree.” 

December 9, 2014

How to bury two dead black men in the “reverse racism” narrative.

December 5, 2014

What are interns reading for the week of 12/05/14?

December 5, 2014

Eric on this week’s concerts and Reed on how, from Bill Cosby’s victims to drone strikes, the media refuse to protect the powerless.

December 2, 2014

Standing in opposition to net neutrality is tantamount to standing against innovation, against small business, against private-sector job creation and against competition.

December 2, 2014

Personal privacy is so twentieth century.  

November 25, 2014