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Renata Adler, April 1975, Patmos, Greece.

Exposing the debasement of language in service to ideologies was Renata Adler’s cause.

The dean of American investigative journalism knows a thing or two about how to vet sources and separate fact from fiction.

Newspapers and tablet

As prospects for traditional media decline, alternatives are emerging.

Sterling conviction

It’s a warning shot—not only against whistleblowing but against basic communication with journalists by government employees.

(Beowulf Sheehan/PEN American Center via AP)

I have a sentimental attachment to journals of political satire as unique and effective instruments of criticism.

(Reuters/Eric Gaillard)

The French magazine is blasphemous—and isn’t that an honorable thing to be?

I am Charlie

A more apt comparison would be between the surviving staff of the satirical magazine and the brave abortion providers who carried on after the murder of Dr. George Tiller.

Fairytales about the health of our democracy disguise the corrupting influence of top donors.

Borders store closing, Pittsfield Township, Michigan, August 2011.

Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?

Blogs

Could shifts in Murdoch’s empire mean a kinder, gentler Fox News?

June 19, 2015

An interview with the former president of the Spokane chapter of the NAACP.

June 16, 2015

Can web publishing’s freewheeling structure shake up received wisdom about wielding collective labor power?

June 16, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 6/5/15?

June 8, 2015

The former Hewlett-Packard CEO is running as the anti-Hillary, but the two are more alike than is comfortable.

May 29, 2015

Both Rush Limbaugh and Don Draper desperately need advertising to save them. 

May 22, 2015

Another victim of Emma Sulkowicz’s alleged rapist has come forward, with a message for everyone who has doubted the mattress-carrying activist. 

May 22, 2015

A key NBA playoff performer has his leg broken amidst a national movement on police violence and the sports media—for once—have little to say.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015