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The day before MSNBC announced that it was pulling the plug on Phil Donahue's nightly show, the man who pretty much invented talk TV was interviewing actress and author Rosie O'Donnell.

It's a fascinating scheme, "this very ambitious and aggressive embed
plan," as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs Bryan
Whitman calls it.

Who's the hack? I nominate The New Yorker's Jeffrey Goldberg.
He's the new Remington, though without the artistic talent.

Poor Endy Chávez, outfielder for the Navegantes del Magallanes,
one of Venezuela's big baseball teams. Every time he comes up to bat,
the local TV sportscasters start in with the jokes.

This article is based on a report originally produced for National
Public Radio's On the Media.

Suddenly, there are serious discussions about the danger of monopoly power.

The debate over the dangers of media monopoly got a lot less theoretical
in the last week of January, when Comcast, the nation's No.

Big Media won another battle in the escalating war over copyright on
January 15, when the Supreme Court upheld a 1998 law extending copyright
terms by twenty years, to life plus seventy years f

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

Blogs

Maynard was a champion of the idea that newsrooms needed to reflect the communities they covered and served.

February 26, 2015

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

February 26, 2015

The FCC has guaranteed net neutrality, for now. But special interests will try to elect a president to undo it.

February 26, 2015

The new documentary The Hunting Ground is a reminder that the campus rape crisis is real.

February 25, 2015

Thinking is so 14th century.

February 24, 2015

A win for the Edward Snowden documentary is a win for democracy.

February 23, 2015

Reports of human rights abuses continue to haunt NYU’s overseas projects.

February 23, 2015

As the crucial vote on net neutrality approaches, our friends at OpenMedia are beaming your messages directly to the FCC. 

February 20, 2015

What Are Nation Interns Reading the Week of 2/20/15?

February 20, 2015

The personal spat obscures the real horror of war crimes in El Salvador.

February 20, 2015