The National Entertainment State, 2006 The National Entertainment State, 2006

After a decade of strategic mergers, impulsive couplings and messy divorces--the birth of new media--this chart shows that national media landscape still bears the oversized footpr...

Jun 20, 2006 / Feature / The Nation

The Death of News The Death of News

The press that once went hoarse over Monica Lewinsky's dress is largely silent over the Bush regime's vast abuses of power.

Jun 20, 2006 / Feature / Mark Crispin Miller

Burning Cole Burning Cole

Politics trumped academic integrity when a neocon network torpedoed the appointment of Mideast scholar and blogger Juan Cole to a faculty position at Yale.

Jun 16, 2006 / Editorial / Philip Weiss

Mega-merger Mania Mega-merger Mania

Americans overwhelmingly oppose media consolidation, but the FCC is poised to further relax media ownership rules.

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Eric Klinenberg

Bush World Bush World

In the guise of giving us what we want, media giants have created a culture defined by untrammeled greed, the worship of power and a ruthless disregard for the public good.

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Lakshmi Chaudhry

Use the Tools Use the Tools

The fight over media consolidation is anachronistic. Progressives should focus instead on mastering the tools of new media--it's here, not in the corporate boardroom, where the new...

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Markos Moulitsas

Stealth Media Stealth Media

Corporations used to disguise their attempts to masquerade as "indie," but now they've become invisible to the naked eye.

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Ana Marie Cox

Local Media Left Behind Local Media Left Behind

National media are increasingly catering to the highly mobile, globalized, mostly white middle class, leaving those who can't afford access to slip into a separate and unequal worl...

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Ethan Michaeli

Digital Music Revolution Digital Music Revolution

The music industry lives in fear of downloadable media, but artists have the vision to re-engineer our collective psyche.

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Paul D. Miller

The Self-Expression Sector The Self-Expression Sector

New forms of participatory media have changed public discourse, enabling people to publish, share and disseminate their own media creations. But will only the affluent be able to p...

Jun 15, 2006 / Feature / Rebecca MacKinnon