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In defense of the editor of the Huffington Post. Not that the lady needs one, having been a leader in undermining the right-wing dominance of Internet reporting for over five years.

It's past time for open hearings and a coherent policy on media ownership in the digital age.

Unchecked by campaign finance regulation, unchallenged by a journalism sufficient to expose abuses, a nearly unbeatable force opposed progressives in 2010.

By this past weekend, says Greg Mitchell, the media's focus had shifted from the elections to Keith Olbermann's suspension for donating money to Democratic candidates. Not a peep, of course, about the amount that MSNBC's parent company, GE, had given throughout the campaign season.

While he railed against "illegals," undocumented immigrants tended to his estates and prize horses. A special Nation investigative report.

American conservatism is poised to come to (legislative) power, just as it runs itself off the rails.

 ABC is in a position to break open a paradigm for the Sunday interview programs.

The talking heads of cable news are leading double lives as paid lobbyists for corporations.

As we observe the third anniversary of Molly Ivins's death, we are ever more the lesser for her loss.

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The merger doesn’t just impact the marketplace of cable; it threatens the marketplace of ideas.

February 18, 2014

Americans can and should say "no" to the consolidation of communications.

February 14, 2014

Eric's weekly reviews and Reed on Murdoch's media empire.

December 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

Democracy doesn’t fare well when a few personalities dominate media ownership.

August 16, 2013

In the wake of the news that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos bought The Washington Post, William Greider looks back on the paper’s glory days.

August 7, 2013

A major PBS funder almost scuttled a film that portrayed him in a negative light. 

May 20, 2013

Industry lobbyists outspent activists 38-1, but a grassroots coalition and dissenting members of Congress appear to have rendered CISPA “dead for now.”

April 26, 2013

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012