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Mainstream media news and analysis from The Nation
April 21, 2021
We interrupt this coverage of a tragedy with word of another tragedy.
April 12, 2021
Dear Media, Let’s Treat the Climate Emergency Like the Pandemic Emergency
Journalism must reflect what science says.
March 25, 2021
Biden Meets, and Defeats, the Press
The president should postpone future news conferences. Not because he can’t handle them—but because the White House press corps can’t.
September 24, 2020
The Media Is Missing the Republicans’ Supreme Court Power Grab—Again
McConnell and Co. are playing as dirty a game as possible in their quest to fill Ginsburg’s seat before the election, but you won’t find that story in most news coverage.
September 23, 2020
The Media’s Climate Coverage Is Improving, but Time Is Very Short
Climate change is a top issue for voters. With the election just six weeks away, the media owes it to the electorate to be talking this emergency.
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September 22, 2020
Putting the Existential Threat of Climate Change Front and Center
Until recently, the US mainstream media featured more climate silence than climate science.
Katrina vanden Heuvel
September 10, 2020
What ‘The New York Times’ Won’t Tell You About Woman Suffrage
readers have learned much about the failings of white suffragists, they have remained in the dark about the paper’s own strident attacks on the very idea of allowing women to vote.
September 2, 2020
The Sitting President Has No Climate Plan. Why Isn’t That Headline News?
As hurricanes and wildfires sweep through the US, the president offers no ideas—and journalists have been giving him a pass.
August 28, 2020
The ‘Abomination’ of a Convention Makes Clear the GOP Threat
Where does pundit savviness end and an invitation to fascism begin?
August 19, 2020
During the Conventions, the Media Needs to Be Treating Climate Like the Emergency It Is
It’s not an issue to be discussed. It’s a crisis.