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If you combined the political roles of Republican front-runner George W.

Ten years ago, as Hungary was roiling with democratic protests, the country had two television channels, both controlled by the state.

The recent CBS-Viacom-bination--at $37 billion, the largest media deal ever--mirrored previous purchases, like Disney's acquisition of Capital Cities/ABC and Time Warner's taking of Turner Broadc

Armed militias had forced most journalists to flee from East Timor by September 7, the day then-President B.J. Habibie and General Wiranto of Indonesia declared martial law for the region.

In May 1989 a small group of radio and newspaper journalists and media activists from Belgrade took over a small room in Central Belgrade that the Central Committee of the Yugoslav Communist Part

Woe unto the denizens of the Washington press corps when the rest of the world discovers Bob Somerby's Web site, The Daily Howler (www.dailyhowler.com<

October is here, and once again it's time for post-season playoffs, foliage and fashion magazines thicker than the Old Testament with seasonal guidance for the young and voguish.

The Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute provided research assistance.

We are entering, techno-boosters breathlessly proclaim, a "third industrial revolution," that of the "knowledge-based" or "new" economy.

Michael Kelly said all the right things upon being appointed to head the
142-year-old beacon of American letters, The Atlantic Monthly.

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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

Telegraph newspaper in the UK publishing stories on cables, posts on last night's WikiLeaks event at Columbia University, and the FBI reopens a probe into 9/11 plotters, possibly because of WikiLeaks cables

February 4, 2011

The United States has for more than two centuries held that freedom of the press is an essential freedom. Now that the Egyptian regime has launched a systematic attack on journalism and journalists, President Obama needs to make a clean break with the dictatorship that has for too long used US funds to assault American ideals.

February 4, 2011

Eric reflects on Martin Scorsese and Reed dissects the Groundhog Day mentality of Fox News's climate change "science," plus reader mail.

February 3, 2011

Many critics suggest WikiLeaks has revealed “nothing new” in Cablegate releases. So it seems useful to assemble most of the major revelations.

February 3, 2011

More Egyptian cables, WikiLeaks forum events, and a post on all that Cablegate has revealed so far.

February 3, 2011

The famous author and web skeptic emerged on Wednesday, arguing that Egypt's protests do not undermine his famous beef with online organizing.

February 2, 2011

What does the new direct-to-the-public approach championed by WikiLeaks mean for journalism? 

February 2, 2011

Cables on State Dept security environment questionnaires sent to embassies in Tunisia and Egypt, FBI hunt for Anonymous members escalates, and Assange talks about daily civilian casualties being "the car crashes of war." 

February 2, 2011

As we speak, Egypt is struggling with near-total Internet and communications shut-off, and not just Egyptians are grappling with the implications. Can the flow of social media information to an entire country simply be cut? Apparently, yes. And that's not just an Egyptian concern.

February 1, 2011