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Google's bid to acquire DoubleClick will make it the most powerful player in interactive marketing on the planet. But it poses threats to our privacy, politics and democratic aspirations for the Internet.

Will Rupert Murdoch's play to own and operate the Wall Street Journal have a silver lining for liberals?

If the Washington Post is a key player in American politics, why
does its editorial page consistently miss the point?

The Philadelphia Inquirer is planning to run an editorial column
sponsored by Citizens Bank. What's next--the Phillip Morris
column on health issues?

Progressives need to take on Fox News's ugly propaganda.

The jury selection for the trial of a Canadian press baron accused of looting shareholder earnings reveals popular discontent with the corporate elite.

No matter what you think of The New Republic's politics, the public sphere will suffer if the magazine becomes homogenized by its new corporate owner.

The New York Times's credulous reporting of flimsy "evidence" regarding Iranian weapons in Iraq is enabling Bush's anti-Iran propaganda drive.

The New York Times editors do a service by covering right-wingers: It would make sense to similarly cover progressives. Why don't they?

Blogs

Why are certain Internet users so irrationally attached to the notion of net neutrality?

May 27, 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

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