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Fewer minority-owned outlets means fewer minorities in the media. With
such threats to public discourse, what will become of our voices,
points of view and interests?

A top-secret memo detailing George W. Bush's proposal to bomb Al
Jazeera is not "outlandish," as the White House claims. The Bush
Administration had been threatening, insulting and imprisoning Al
Jazeera staffers and other unembedded journalists long before Bush
reportedly floated the idea to Tony Blair.

Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel takes on the role of publisher and
general partner at the magazine, and Victor Navasky becomes publisher
emeritus and a member of the magazine's editorial board.

On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal news magazines facing declining
circulation have started to play into the celebrity culture. But there
are gems that have the power to carry our culture through its Las
Vegas-ization.

How a prospective biochemist became a muckraker and champion of media reform

The once-hunted outlaw of low-power radio is now a hero--including at the FCC.

Thoughts on the critical role of the journal of dissent in America.

Al Gore's Current TV debuts today. But will his new network transform the media?

Click here to ask PBS CEO Patricia Mitchell to reconsider the network's new conservative slant.

CORRECTION: The Dow Jones Corporation's total revenue (not profit) topped $1.5 billion.

Blogs

Is there a journalism school somewhere that teaches up-and-comers to put stories into little boxes? Half our job in independent media, it seems to me, is putting the connections back.

April 19, 2011

Progressives cheered when it was announced Wednesday that Glenn Beck would be “transitioning” off his Fox News show. Beck’s not gone for good, of course, but his daily screeds against the likes of Van Jones and Frances Fox Piven will be somewhat more limited—perhaps to radio.

April 7, 2011

One of the biggest stories of the past few weeks has been the story of Americans discovering Al Jazeera English. It shouldn't have been so hard.

February 7, 2011

Bank of America shares fell 3 percent on Tuesday after Julian Assange hinted that he had as much as 5 GB worth of their documents revealing some shady behavior.

December 1, 2010

The end of Newsweek would signal an end of an era for reporting--but what about the media left standing? 

May 10, 2010

In the wake of Air America's sad demise, the rightwing blogs are predictably crowing.

January 22, 2010

YouTube and PBS are offering a prominent platform for citizens to police the election process on November 4.

October 21, 2008