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Alternative media news and analysis from The Nation
September 29, 2017
The Lives and Deaths of ‘The Village Voice’
After 62 years, the alt-weekly has stopped its print run. But some still see life in it yet.
September 20, 2017
The Death of a Syrian Media Activist
Khaled al Zubi and his brother Osama could have fled to Jordan, but they chose to face threats and hardship so they could report on the war.
September 20, 2017
Report From Dera’a, Cradle of the Syrian Revolution
Perhaps because the struggle began here, its spirit has been preserved in its purest form in the south, with a free press and thriving civil society.
Khaled al Zubi
August 23, 2017
What ‘The Village Voice’ Taught Us About Speaking Truth to Power
As the venerable weekly newspaper ceases print publication, let us hope that its brilliantly belligerent journalistic legacy lives on.
August 18, 2017
The Stain Steve Bannon Put on Donald Trump’s Presidency Cannot Be Washed Away
The White House chief strategist has had a profound influence on Trump and, tragically for America, that influence will linger.
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July 12, 2017
Meet the Syrian Activists Fighting ISIS—With Cameras
In Matthew Heineman’s
City of Ghosts
, freedom of the press is a matter of life or death.
April 26, 2017
Mounting Incitements to War With Russia
Villainizing the Kremlin—without much evidence—for crises from Washington and Europe to Syria, Ukraine, and Afghanistan is increasing the possibility of a US-Russian war.
Stephen F. Cohen
April 24, 2017
A New Organization Is Battling Russia’s Culture of Impunity
To end the attacks on journalists, activists, and writers, Freedom of Speech is standing for the best traditions of Russian civil society.
March 7, 2017
Demand That Trump Appointees and Allies Answer the Question: Will You Defend Freedom of the Press?
Every member of the Trump team should be pressed on the question of whether they will respect the First Amendment to the Constitution they have sworn to uphold.
March 3, 2017
A Memorial for Nat Hentoff
The journalist’s spirit of freewheeling dispute was very much in evidence.