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Internet and New Media

Internet and New Media news and analysis from The Nation

  • January 22, 2007

    Draft Obama! Why Bother?

    Ambitious politicians don't need a draft to run for higher office, but as "draft" sites become a campaign essential, genuine netroots activists will pay the price.

    Ari Melber

  • January 16, 2007

    Blink Tanks Fight to Restore Habeas Corpus

    Progressive "blink tanks" are pressuring Congressional Democrats to work to restore civil liberties lost by passage of Bush's Military Commissions Act.

    Ari Melber

  • January 12, 2007

    Media Reform’s Moment

    The time is right to upend big media's agenda.

    the Editors

  • November 27, 2006

    The Day the Music Died

    It's the end of the world as we know it: Tower Records, the last great CD emporium, is closing, victim of the iPod and MP3 revolution. As Wal-Mart and other big-box stores pick up the slack, will niche music also perish?

    Max Fraser

  • October 18, 2006

    Netroots Challenge Dems’ Electoral Strategy

    Democratic House candidates who once were long shots now have a crack at winning. Will party power-brokers lend them a hand?

    Ari Melber

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  • October 16, 2006

    Google, YouTube and You

    The Google/YouTube merger is not just a big media deal: It's the leading edge of a data-driven marketing system that will follow our every move and immerse us in interactive marketing messages.

    Jeffrey Chester

  • October 12, 2006

    No ‘Comments’

    How can the MSM maintain they hold themselves to higher standards than the Drudge-driven political blogosphere when they ape its most irresponsible practices?

    Eric Alterman

  • September 19, 2006

    Life After Net Neutrality: Replaced By a Chimp?

    If Senator Ted Stevens defies mounting public opposition and succeeds in killing net neutrality, expect the free flow of online content to be replaced by lowbrow corporate infotainment.

    Jeffrey Chester

  • September 1, 2006

    Linking to New Orleans

    As New Orleans rebuilds, so does its Internet community. Here's a list of the Big Easy's liveliest sites.

    Michael Tisserand

  • August 18, 2006

    Congress Poised to Unravel the Internet

    Senator Ted Stevens has no idea how the Internet works, but he's asking Congress to remake it to suit the interests of the telecommunications industry. Can progressives apply the pressure to kill this bill?

    Jeffrey Chester