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Publishing Industry news and analysis from The Nation
February 20, 2019
Are We Witnessing the End of News?
If you think the media are in trouble now, just wait till there’s a recession.
February 11, 2019
A Style Guide for the 1 Percent
The new grammar and usage handbook by Benjamin Dreyer, Twitter’s premier grammarian, reinforces an elitist view of writing and language.
November 26, 2018
GM’s Plant Closures Confirm the President is a Liar and a Fool
He has never cared about the men and women who build cars in places like Michigan and Ohio.
October 11, 2018
The Magic of Helen DeWitt
In the world of
, the best words are so acute they lacerate.
October 3, 2018
Who Owns Kafka?
The complicated legacy of the writer’s estate.
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May 3, 2018
Never Trumpers Never Mattered
They’re all over the media, but they’re politically insignificant.
April 11, 2018
Lose Newspapers and You Lose Your Democracy
Without independent journalism, Trump and other charlatans will thrive.
January 12, 2018
What Moira Donegan Did for Young Women Writers
Young women writers who want to make their voices heard will follow her example in the years to come.
January 5, 2018
A President Who Attempts to Ban Books That Expose Him Should Be Impeached
Trump’s legal threats represent an assault not just on Michael Wolff’s book but on the basic premise of the US Constitution.
November 3, 2017
New America Media Is Closing—and That’s Bad News for All American Media
A Bay Area news service that grew out of the Vietnam War endured to cover a changing America, but foundered in today’s bottom-line culture.