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A new film about the New York Times asks the question: what will a future without journalism look like?

Janet Malcolm

Janet Malcolm can be brutal in her judgments, but it is the casual brutality of keen observation.

The newspaper should be taking a stand against education scams—but it’s dependent on one such program for its profitability.

Rupert Murdoch

An invasion of privacy scandal threatens the careers to two of Murdoch's top executives and the apparent heir the News Corp. empire.

Most journalists think that words are more important than images. Barbie Zelizer thinks they are wrong.

Saudis are funding international terrorism, the State Department ordered spying on UN officials, Obama helped protect Bush officials who ordered torture... and more bombshells.

Even a cursory look at our most popular stories shows that Nation readers rank among the most intelligent and informed of those of any publication anywhere. Here's a list of some of your favorites in 2010.

America's greatest investigative journalist believed in letting the truth be told, even over the protest of state officials. But what would he make of WikiLeaks's secret-telling?

Poisoning the Press tells the tale of Jack Anderson's fall from muckraking hero to blustering pundit.

In light of the controversy surrounding Olbermann's campaign donations, should journalists be barred from being involved in politics?

Blogs

American culture from Saul Bellows to Janeane Garofalo to NPR.

October 14, 2010

Eric on the continuing debacle at TNR, Reed's opinion on editorial endorsements and the mail.

October 7, 2010

Plus high-profile name calling from Limbaugh, Parker Spitzer, and Paladino spokesman

October 6, 2010

The journalist who broke the story of the Pentagon Papers speaks out on how the media isn't doing its job in covering the war in Iraq.

October 5, 2010

Your morning roundup of the most important stories, political foibles, and other gems you might have missed around the internet. Today: polling is getting worse, taxes are important, Stewart mocks Sanchez, and Parker-Spitzer kicks off with Andrew Breitbart.

October 5, 2010

A closer look at Kathleen Parker's take on the idea of a 'full-blooded' American president and the crisis of American identity.

October 4, 2010

Your morning roundup of the most important stories, political foibles, and gems you might have missed around the internet. Up today: Drones, kill teams, The Social Network, Stewart vs. Sanchez, Fox News's dirty laundry, and more.

October 4, 2010

Two of the Tea Party’s most recognizable leaders huddled to assess their progress and parry criticism in an unusual conversation in Manhattan this weekend.

October 2, 2010

Rouse and Rahm, Gaza flotilla raid exposed, more Paladino madness, DADT mocked.

October 1, 2010

Your Thursday, September 30 guide to the most important hits and misses throughout politics and the media, plus some humor and a daily music pick.

September 30, 2010