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 At this point, Sarah Palin is just another member of the media. 

Gabriel García Márquez's Clandestine in Chile; Jaron Lanier's You Are Not a Gadget; Roger Lowenstein's The End of Wall Street

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TheNation.com has relaunched! Web editor Emily Douglas walks you through the new features. Learn how to make the best use of the new site!

A new study finds that liberal blogs promote deeper participation than conservative blogs do--and are more vocal in asking readers to vote, donate and organize.

Ari Melber talks to web expert and Harvard law professor Yochai Benkler about the conservative and liberal blogospheres, the future of blog research and how Obama managed to run a fringe and a mainstream campaign at the same time.

Stranded in Europe, I don't feel like a displaced person. I'm buoyed by an invisible network of friends and strangers all connected by social media.

Our media watchdogs require close watching. It's been an article of faith for Nation editors and readers since the founding of the magazine. I'm excited to join this tradition, and take it to new terrain at Media Fix, The Nation's first blog devoted to highlighting the best and worst of current media.

Nation writers Robert McChesney and John Nichols support
government subsidies to sustain journalism in the future.

Authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism propose the government grant subsidies to ensure that democracy and a thriving press survive.

Blogs

A new movement known as Wages for Facebook says yes. 

January 14, 2014

Justine Sacco’s tweet was outrageous. So was the online mob campaign that turned her into the most vilified woman in the world.

December 23, 2013

The national security journalist says more Snowden/NSA stories to come soon.

October 16, 2013

As Google and other tech giants gain weight in Washington, the gap between values and political value seems to be widening.

July 12, 2013

Eric on Tom Jones and what people are syaing about his book, and Reed on media and drones. 

May 23, 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

Google is one of the most important “publishers” in the world, and the company’s lucrative algorithm reveals a picture of the future of profitable content.

February 22, 2013

Newsweek is out of print and other magazines have drastically cut back, but titles like Mother JonesThe Nation and now The New Republic are carrying the torch of independent journalism—and thriving.

January 31, 2013

You could call Girls groundbreaking artistic work. You could also say it’s Internet trolling elevated to an art form.

January 28, 2013

Facebook's new program will allow anyone to search for, say, "Chinese residents who have family members that like Falun Gong."

January 27, 2013