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Bill Moyers's emphasis on dissenting views must live on at PBS.

The talking heads of cable news are leading double lives as paid lobbyists for corporations.

Authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism propose the government grant subsidies to ensure that democracy and a thriving press survive.

Books like Game Change are more instructive for what they reveal about the community that prizes them than for the information they contain.

It's time to banish the word "looting" from the media vocabulary in times of disaster.

In this moment of death and destruction, we should not turn away.

The Nation's Katrina vanden Heuvel weighs in on the biggest news story of the week: the White House party crashers.

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

The upcoming trial of Khalid Shaikh Mohammed is the best news for the print press since Monica Lewinsky.

Blogs

Taking another look at a couple of Super Bowl ads that raise questions about the media.

February 4, 2013

Although the media rightly continue to cover gun control, not every outlet gets its facts right on the effectiveness of the lapsed assault weapons ban.

February 1, 2013

The victim has not been named publicly but the two boys accused of rape have long since been in the media spotlight.

January 31, 2013

Politicians continue to discuss the issue—will the press do its part to cover gun violence?

January 29, 2013

The lack of coverage of the New Mexico murders points to just how commonplace gun violence has become.

January 22, 2013

This week: Standardized testing and armed guards in schools, the story behind Facebook Graph Search and questions of black female agency in Django Unchained.

January 20, 2013

The centrist pundits do their first mainstream Sunday talk show since they blamed the mainstream media for not blaming Republicans. 

January 11, 2013

This week: the escalating crisis in Syria, right-to-work laws in Michigan and much more. 

December 8, 2012

Walmart’s latest critique of the outlet turns on the meaning of the word “new.”

December 4, 2012

Check out new releases from Led Zeppelin, Elvis Presley and Peter Frampton.

November 30, 2012