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Media reviews Plame's wardrobe - but not White House coverup

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In their rush to cover the long-awaited testimony of Valerie Plame, few reporters apparently bothered to stick around the Capitol Hill hearing room yesterday to witness the just as shocking testimony of a much less heralded (and not so attractive) insider named James Knodell.

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Iraq & Washington's systemic failure

Bringing social justice to Web 2.0

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Building capacity for social justice in Web 2.0: How to Foster a Public Interest “Triple Play”

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Court considers whether readers can challenge newspaper consolidation

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Hearst, MediaNews say antitrust laws don't apply to individuals

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Dingell rips into FCC for incomplete investigations

Adelstein on net neutrality, the future of media and more

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Jonathan Adelstein, one of five FCC commissioners, speaks with Truthdig about the battle to control America’s airwaves, the value of an open and fair internet and his initial thoughts on the XM-Sirius merger.

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Blogs can top the presses

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Talking Points Memo drove the U.S. attorrneys story, proof that Web writers with input from devoted readers can reshape journalism.

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Net neutrality debate remains contentious

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The haggling over whether Internet service providers should be able to charge more money for some traffic, or whether the law should mandate equal access, is increasingly contentious. Here's a guide to the players.

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