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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.

A small-town station in maine is proof that low-power radio builds
community.

Sidney Hook, the Marxist philosopher-turned-neoconservative who once
mistakenly listed I.F.

If you want to date the beginning of conservative domination of the
opinion media, you could do worse than to pick Election Day 1964.

The announcement a few weeks ago that Partisan Review was closing
shop after a run of nearly seventy years brought sadness--since
PR at its best was a central site of American cul

Blogs

While the Times frequently needs pushing on its watery language, there are real ethical reasons to exclude Charlie’s Mohammad cartoons.

January 15, 2015

The billionaire media entrepreneur responds to criticisms that his former company helped block donations to WikiLeaks.

December 4, 2013

The journalist hits back on allegations that his new venture with Pierre Omidyar has “privatized” NSA leaks.

December 2, 2013

The leaked Trans-Pacific Partnership text privileges corporations over consumers in intellectual property.

November 13, 2013

The outspoken civil liberties journalist and longtime New York Times editor outlined the changing face of journalism in a wide-ranging debate yesterday.

October 29, 2013

A new case of lax punishment of sexual assault has arisen in Maryville, Missouri, drawing comparisons to Steubenville.

October 15, 2013

The news-leaking website, in possession of a leaked script, offers rebuttals to the film that dramatizes Julian Assange's relationship with former colleague Daniel Domscheit-Berg. 

September 22, 2013

Eric on Jeff Bezos; and Reed on why you should be reading McClatchy.

August 15, 2013

A multimedia artist, teacher and activist talks about the impact of hop-hop culture on young people from New York to Beijing.

February 25, 2013