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If ordinary citizens could attend a White House press conference, what would they want to know? Submit your questions here for a People's Press Conference.

A new initiative empowers citizens to submit and rank questions for the president to answer.

As corporate giants and venture capitalists race to monetize cyberspace, progressives need to step up and become players in the global media game. Here's how they can do it.

The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique
is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair
the press, not dismantle it?

Tsunami. Hurricane. Earthquake. War. Poverty. Injustice. It's been a
tough year, but here's a list of extraordinary groups who deserve a
place on your holiday gift list.

It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

Even as he condemned the 3-to-2 vote of the Federal Communications
Commission to allow media conglomerates to dramatically increase their
control over newspapers and radio and television statio

Blogs

The left can only afford to be contemptuous of liberal values when the right isn't in charge. 

April 2, 2014

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

Some perspective on the concentration of the press in the power of a few and the dangers of media consolidation.

April 6, 2013

Two movies on the group have already drawn criticism from their subjects.

January 24, 2013

The campaign season earns local television stations enormous sums of money. What should they give back?

August 14, 2012

WikiLeaks revealed a Latin America dominated by American intervention and meddling. 

August 3, 2012

Alex, who has died at the age of 71, believed to the end in the necessity of information and insight as essential elements of an activism that would begin the world over again.

July 21, 2012

Alterman reviews the Beach Boys and Reed pokes holes in media ethics.

November 4, 2011

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011