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Publishers of sponsored content are playing fast and loose with credibility, the ‘unique value proposition’ journalism has to offer.

A portrait of the journalist and intellectual who championed the caboclos of the young Brazilian republic.

Barrett Brown

Amid the outrage over the NSA's spying program, the jailing of journalist Barrett Brown points to a deeper and very troubling problem.

Mike McConnell

Defense contractors and the government officials that pay them are more than happy to preserve the threat of attack—to their financial benefit. 

Computer user

What is the NSA doing with your metadata?

Mark Boal

How did a journalist whose career was devoted to exposing injustice end up writing a film like Zero Dark Thirty?

AT&T

As the company moves to Internet-based telephone service, it’s looking to shed regulatory obligations that benefit low-income Americans.

Barack Obama

Prosecution of whistleblowers, dragnet seizure of phone records, the threatened criminalization of basic news-gathering—it’s dangerous for the media, and dangerous for democracy.

Associated Press offices

The uproar over government searches of media phone records should not obscure the deeper problem—the law’s failure to protect the privacy of all of us in the digital age.

Blogs

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that social media platforms offer a voice to segments of the American population that might not have had one before.

September 1, 2011

Conservative media outlets don’t know how to fit Qaddafi’s ouster into their false narrative of Obama’s being weak on defense. 

August 22, 2011

Dismantling the right’s “class warfare” hysteria, Jon Stewart dares to speak the “p” word.

August 19, 2011

Eric clears away the brush with reviews and T-Mobile struggles, and Reed envisions the post-Citizen United American democracy.

August 18, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 11, 2011

We need to regain and sustain that momentum If we are to have an independent, fearless and incorruptible media, we have to investigate the Murdochization of our media and politics in the US.

August 10, 2011

Eric on Jennifer Rubin's deepening hypocrisy, and Reed on the media's "shark week"-esque debt-ceiling coverage.

August 5, 2011

By letting the GOP set the terms of the debate (just like in Iraq!), Beltway media can overlook reality.

August 4, 2011

Every week, Nation interns cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention. 

August 4, 2011

Times columnist Frank Bruni ignores the dramatic toll the economic downturn has taken on women. 

August 4, 2011