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A longstanding rivalry between old friends shows what it takes to get into the New York Times.

Shortcuts, blindness and downright dishonesty in the rapidly imploding mainstream media.

I.F. Stone was not only a great reporter; he was a radical, an irritant to power.

Fools look for a fight between newspapers and the net. The challenge is to defend print and digital journalism, in an age of big-media myopia.

When it comes to prosecuting Bush-era crimes, the media's inside establishment would prefer to just keep on walking.

A new book on cold war espionage falsely accuses I.F. Stone of being a paid Soviet agent.

Rupert Murdoch has not wrecked the Wall Street Journal, as many had predicted. But a key question remains: is the new regime committed to unbiased reporting, or will it politicize the news?

We have no more hope today of saving the newspaper business than we do the telegraph business. But we can save the news.

Free news delivered via search engine is part of the same freeloading zeitgeist that has shattered the larger economy. Newspapers need to draw the line.

As newspapers become increasingly irrelevant, is making them tax-exempt their last, best hope?

Blogs

Journalists need to hold themselves to higher standards, as do their ombudsmen.

March 7, 2013

Why mainstream media pundits keep punting.

March 5, 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

The comedy news host shouldn’t have exploited the trillion-dollar coin idea for cheap laughs, the columnist says.

January 14, 2013

A small-bore, context-free, artificially balanced press corps only serves the interests of the powerful.

January 4, 2013

Freedom of the Press Foundation aims to help groups survive government tactics to isolate or suppress them or limit their funds.

December 18, 2012

Chaos around the Newtown massacre left plenty of room for media error.

December 17, 2012

This week: a haunting piece from Aleppo, a debate in the trans community and much more.

December 16, 2012

After a wave of criticism, The New York Times finally sent a reporter to the Manning trial… for a few hours.

December 10, 2012

Costas has ignited a firestorm after his comments on gun culture during halftime of Sunday Night Football. He tells us now why he won’t back down.

December 6, 2012