Journalistic Practice

We need a serious probe of why the press failed in its pre-war reporting

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Veteran Iowa editor Gilbert Cranberg wants outsiders, not people in the news industry, to examine why the press is reluctant to challenge authority at times when the country most needs a vigorous, questioning fourth estate.

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US media can't cover the news if they don't cover the world

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US papers are closing foreign bureaus to save money. That's the wrong move.

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Josh Wolf now the longest-jailed journalist in US history

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Today, Bay Area independent media journalist Josh Wolf breaks a dismal record: imprisoned for 168 days and counting, he has been jailed for protecting his sources longer than any journalist in US history. Take action to demand laws shielding journalists from being forced to testify on their sources.

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How the press can prevent another Iraq

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Journalists, and through us the public, have a grave responsibility to not be complicit in another march to war on false pretenses. So what lessons should we have learned from Iraq?

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Farewell, Molly Ivins

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three tributes

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Miller testifies Libby told her about Plame

The media's job is to interest the public in the public interest. -John Dewey