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As we observe the third anniversary of Molly Ivins's death, we are ever more the lesser for her loss.

The New Yorker's Jane Mayer reflects on the perils of reporting in a post-9/11 world.

The Washington Post has run a "news" article about deficit reduction penned by The Fiscal Times, an outlet backed by Pete Peterson, the Wall Street millionaire who wants to loot Social Security.

Legendary ex-CBS anchor Dan Rather weighs in on the positives and negatives of transitioning predominantly to online media.

Jane Mayer offers a perspective on the troubling losses in the field of investigative reporting. Investigative reporting, which is a slow, expensive undertaking, has become a "luxury item" for many outlets.

David Schimke stresses the role of the trained citizen journalist
in shaping coverage--and how mainstream reporters should learn to stray beyond the press conference model of news.

Mark Luckie argues that interaction will be key for future business models in media--involving what the user thinks not only in choosing your story, but in packaging the story.

Are universities the last hope for a home for quality journalism?

To save news media, stop blaming the Internet and start thinking about how subsidies could revive a public good.

Blogs

This week: Planned Parenthood and poverty, the unnamed favelas of Rio de Janeiro, and much more.

October 19, 2012

This week: Canadian donations to American super PACs, religious minorities in Egypt, and much more. 

October 12, 2012

It’s time for some men on Twitter to handle criticism better.

October 12, 2012

This week: Michigan labor laws, riots in China and much more.

September 21, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to look beyond the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

September 13, 2012

The NBC host repeatedly left Romney off the hook, failing to follow up on mistatements and reversals of previous statements. 

September 11, 2012

 With campaigns and partisans gaining narrative-shaping clout, journalists' role is shrinking.

August 24, 2012

Reed dissects the the journalistic equivalent of mortal sins.

August 10, 2012

Despite the cacophony of media criticism about HBO’s new series, there’s been hardly a murmur made about how the show criticizes the media.

August 9, 2012

The new goal for political reporting appears to regard truth as irrelevant.

August 6, 2012