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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.

Robert Novak has never given the impression that he cared much for the virtues of civility.

Thoughts on the critical role of the journal of dissent in America.

The editorial page of the New York Times recently led with a justifiably
outraged condemnation of George W.

Blogs

As Fox News airs a victim-blaming “analysis,” the teen at the center of the case, Daisy Coleman, weighs in with her own testimony.

October 18, 2013

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

October 16, 2013

The nitpickers behind Politifact announce a series that will fact-check pundits and op-ed writers. 

October 10, 2013

An investigation by the Committee to Protect Journalists concludes that the president has presided over an unprecedented campaign to control the media.

October 10, 2013

If Bill de Blasio wins the NYC mayoral race (and he will), expect to hear more from the Working Families Party.

October 9, 2013

De Blasio has now been called a progressive, a communist and a fiscal conservative.

October 7, 2013

Public Editor Margaret Sullivan scolds the Times for its questionable reporting on rival paper McClatchy's Al Qaeda-related leaks. 

October 3, 2013

As Congress lurches toward a government shutdown, the media dabbles in false equivalence.

September 30, 2013

 Intended to protect journalists who are compelled to reveal confidential information, the "Free Flow of Information Act" may not shield the reporters who need it most. 

September 13, 2013

Recent piece by Alan Rusbridger shows how the UK government is misusing laws to silence its critics. 

August 20, 2013