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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?

With Marty Peretz, the problem is not a single racist statement, it's a lifetime of them.

How we remember Katrina is how we'll prepare for future disasters. Getting the story straight matters for justice—and for survival.

Andrew Breitbart's schtick should be familiar by now. The same techniques used to defame Shirley Sherrod and discredit the NAACP were employed to destroy ACORN.

JournoList is yet another casualty of the toxic combination of conservative conspiracy mongering and mainstream media cowardice.

The White House press corps is entirely focused on what happens inside the White House. While that's not irrelevant, it's not what's really important.

Fox News is getting ever more brazen in its refusal to distinguish between journalist and politician—but so is everyone else.

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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

Thirty-seven hours later, The Washington Post still has it wrong.

July 10, 2013

Reporting may be the worst crime of all.

July 9, 2013

Historical (and contemporary) context went missing on Meet the Press.

June 24, 2013

The Rolling Stone and BuzzFeed reporter whose reporting ended General Stanley McChrystal's career died yesterday.

June 18, 2013

With his proposal to jail Glenn Greenwald, the New York Republican recalls an ugly tradition of attacking freedom of the press.

June 14, 2013

According to tech experts, Glenn Greenwald has made a big mistake on a key component of his work on the NSA’s PRISM program.

June 13, 2013