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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

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The NCMR meshes the seriousness of policy sessions, the vitality of grassroots activism and  performances by great artists into a coherent whole. 

March 22, 2011

Arianna Huffington says HuffPo won't change. Perhaps. But her challenge now is to do what big media aren't very good at: create journalism sufficient to the demands of democracy.

February 7, 2011

Now will Obama actively encourage cable networks to end Bush administration–inspired censorship of the network?

January 31, 2011

The FCC's vote to approve Comcast's proposed acquisition of a majority stake in NBC Universal represents the ultimate surrender to the demands of corporate America.

January 18, 2011

New protocols seek to identify potential whistleblowers and to monitor all contacts with journalists. What happens to the public's right to know?

January 6, 2011

Despite the president's peomise to protect a free and open Internet, his FCC chair has engineered a Net Neutrality rule change that gives telecommunications corporations openings to establish separate-and-unequal access based on who can pay and who cannot.

December 31, 2010

"The overarching consideration should be the freedom to publish in a democratic society—including the freedom to publish material that a particular government would prefer be kept secret," declares a letter organized by the media watchdog group FAIR.

December 14, 2010

While too many leading American journalists and most politicians cower, Michael Moore steps up to say: "WikiLeaks, God bless them, will save lives as a result of their actions. And any of you who join me in supporting them are committing a true act of patriotism. Period."

December 14, 2010

Students at Columbia and Penn are unfazed by warnings to not discuss or link to WikiLeaks on social networking sites.

December 14, 2010

If it is wrong for an on-air personality like Sean Hannity or Keith Olbermann to make campaign contributions, who isn't it wrong for the corporation that employs the personality and decides what goes on air to make campaign contributions?

November 7, 2010