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Reports of President Obama’s demise turn out to be greatly exaggerated.

Facebook

Social media companies say consumers’ loss of privacy is just the cost of doing business. But what would happen if they actually had to bargain with users on equal footing?

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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.

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

Blogs

In speeches and in campaign ads, they’re threatening to cut off their enemies’ balls, and it’s getting weird.

May 2, 2014

Bush says these veterans are ‘overcoming their decision to volunteer’ for wars that he started, and no one’s questioning his photo op celebration. 

May 2, 2014

The new cold war with Russia may create a real war in Ukraine.

May 1, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014

Probes of the (especially) cruel one that did go down are now underway. 

April 30, 2014

Eric and Danny with the latest reviews, and Reed on the media. 

April 30, 2014

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

The FCC is mistaken—and democracy is threatened—when commissioners fail to embrace their authority to protect a free and open Internet. 

April 24, 2014

Two top editors claim they didn’t really know.

April 18, 2014

From the self-portraits in the shower, to his portrait of Putin, the paintings are amateurish—street-fair quality at best—but that hardly halted the media orgy. 

April 17, 2014