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Our friend Jack Newfield, who died on December 20, was a fight fan. Although his heart was with the peace movement, his love for this violent sport was appropriate in a number of ways.

Few spectacles in journalism in the mid-1990s were more disgusting than the slagging of Gary Webb in the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times.

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One problem with trying to write critically about this year's election coverage is that by choosing any single aspect of its manifold failures, one automatically does an injustice to the full sco

On March 9, 2003, a distinguished group of high-ranking politicians and journalists descended on the Bryant Park Hotel to attend a wedding reception for the then-executive editor of the New Yo

TIM RUSSERT: But, Senator, when you testified before the Senate, you talked about some of the hearings you had observed at the Winter Soldiers meeting, and you said that peop

A silver lining amid the dismal outpouring of news from Iraq has been the unbroken parade of conservative (and liberal hawk) commentators who now admit--with mea culpas, half-apologies and sour c

David Brooks is a writer whose chief claim to fame is not what he says but where he says it.

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The paper’s site was packed with coverage that was “Tireless. Dogged. Spirited.” And it was something else: Free.

April 20, 2013

This week, Hayes debuts his new MSNBC primetime show and Pollitt is named a finalist for the 2013 National Magazine Awards in "Columns and Commentary."

April 2, 2013

If the field has a future, what will it look like? And what does this mean for American democracy?

March 20, 2013

Chris Hayes moves up, Ed Schultz moves over and the man who taped the Romney “47 percent” video moves into the light. 

March 14, 2013

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