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Anthony Shadid's Night Draws Near is a moving
account of life in Iraq before and after the US occupation. Liberal
hawk George Packer's The Assasins' Gate delves into the history
behind humanitarian intervention.

On both sides of the Atlantic, liberal news magazines facing declining
circulation have started to play into the celebrity culture. But there
are gems that have the power to carry our culture through its Las
Vegas-ization.

The New York Times exposes its own misguided and unethical campaign to make a terrible reporter a First Amendment saint.

The rich legacy of former Nation editor and activist
Carey McWilliams is on full display in three books.

Rush Limbaugh would should skip the juvenile hurricane jokes and summon up some genuine empathy for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.

The jailed reporter doesn't understand that a free press depends on the ability of reporters to protect honest witnesses--not to coddle government officials.

What's necessary to protect reporters' sources and the public's need to know?

As long as I've lived in America I've enjoyed the comic ritual known as
the "hunt for the smoking gun," a process by which our official press
tries to inoculate itself and its readers against p

The death of Lebanese journalist Samir Kassir is a terrible blow to the cause of Arab freedom.

Blogs

Thanks to cable news, discredited experts and government officials are regularly reborn as trusted authorities.

March 29, 2011

The suspension of a star professor raises very disturbing question about the future of one of the country’s foremost journalism schools.

March 23, 2011

Alter-reviews of Stoppard and music old and new, Reed on the Washington Post's decision to bracket their writers into right-leaning and left-leaning and reader mail.

March 17, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

On the late Daniel Bell, the very archetype of a committed liberal intellectual, and The New Republic's Marty Peretz, plus reader mail.

January 27, 2011

American Book Award–winner, chronicler of indigenous struggles and proud radical, Ross wrote his own epitaph: "Life, like reporting, is a kind of death sentence. Pardon me for having lived it so fully."

 

January 18, 2011

Greg Mitchell's daily updated news and views on all things WikiLeaks.

January 13, 2011

Monday's update from Greg Mitchell on the latest on all things WikiLeaks.

January 10, 2011

 Greg Mitchell takes a look at the latest in WikiLeaks. 

January 8, 2011