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Publishing Industry news and analysis from The Nation
April 20, 2010
Historian in Trouble: Orlando Figes and his Sock Puppet
A historian admits he denounced rivals anonymously on the internet.
January 28, 2010
, Mark Weiss’s
The Whole Island
and Robert Darnton’s
The Case for Books
May 20, 2009
The Long Goodbye? The Book Business and its Woes
Book publishers have always predicted that the end was nigh. When it does come they will have only themselves to blame.
May 13, 2009
Who Needs Yesterday’s Papers?
Weep not for the death of the old Fourth Estate: at almost every critical hour, in every decade, it failed us.
April 22, 2009
The Newspaper Biz: ‘More Poison, Please’?
We have no more hope today of saving the newspaper business than we do the telegraph business. But we can save the
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April 8, 2009
Lose the ‘Business’; Save the News?
As newspapers become increasingly irrelevant, is making them tax-exempt their last, best hope?
March 18, 2009
The Death and Life of Great American Newspapers
The collapse of journalism threatens democracy itself–that’s why we need a government rescue.
Robert W. McChesney
February 4, 2009
Will the Obama administration reaffirm the civic mandate of the Postal Service that was damaged during the Bush years?
Richard R. John
January 28, 2009
Further Adventures in Editing: Ted Solotaroff at ‘Commentary’
Cynthia Ozick, Norman Podhoretz and Alfred Chester contribute to the education of an editor. Second of a two-part memoir.
January 22, 2009
Adventures in Editing: Ted Solotaroff’s ‘Commentary’ Days
An unfinished memoir by the late literary editor and critic. The first part of a two-part article.