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Beset with financial woes, a labor-management power struggle and an
aging leftist readership, the legendary French newspaper is on the
brink of extinction.

In cities across America, reporters are being laid off, TV stations are
cutting back coverage and the newspaper industry is crumbling to dust.
When it all shakes out, will Wikipedia be as good as it gets?

Journalism's in crisis, crushed by Wall Street and tarnished by a
failure of nerve. As newspapers die and fake news proliferates, who will
provide reliable information vital to a functioning democracy?

As Fox News marks its tenth birthday, recall the fateful night in November 2000 that its election desk broke all the rules reporting the election of George W. Bush. Will Fox do it again this year?

FCC commissioners heard testimony in New York this week about how media consolidation stifles diversity, grassroots community and the creativity of independent musicians and artists.

It's official: Revelations that the FCC suppressed reports on the danger of media consolidation prove the agency is overwhelmingly biased in favor of big media.

Why did the network humiliate its news division, ignore historians and
insult Americans with a 9/11 docudrama that it knew was a tissue of
lies?

In wartime, you lose the luxury of choosing your allies: The Bush
Administration's attacks on the New York Times are attacks on us
all.

With Congress poised to pass legislation that rewrites the Telecom Act,
here are ten action items for a media reform agenda.

The press that once went hoarse over Monica Lewinsky's dress is largely
silent over the Bush regime's vast abuses of power.

Blogs

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