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  • Katemiddletonpregnancy1
    Amidst a global media frenzy, Prince William and Kate Middleton welcomed a baby boy into the world Monday in London, England. The lead up to the royal birth generated a carnival of nonstop media coverage for several weeks. Photographers from across the globe braved a record heat wave to camp outside St. Mary’s Hospital awaiting news. International TV crews from around the world broadcasted frequent, frenzied speculations on everything from the...
    Jul 23, 2013 | Story
  • Juan_dn
    The new issue of Columbia Magazine profiles Democracy Now! co-host Juan González and his many journalistic endeavors, beginning in 1978 at the Philadelphia Daily News.
    Jul 29, 2013 | D.N. in the News
  • Washington-post5
    The Washington Post announced on Monday the paper had been sold to Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos for $250 million. Bezos, one of the world’s wealthiest men, now controls one of the most powerful newspapers in the country. Some critics of the sale have cited Bezos’ close ties to the U.S. government. In 2010, Amazon pulled the plug on hosting the WikiLeaks website under heavy political pressure. Earlier this year, Amazon...
    Aug 07, 2013 | Story
  • Pundits2
    New research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors. A new report by the Public Accountability Initiative identifies 22 commentators with industry ties. While they appeared on television or were quoted as experts 111 times, their links to military firms were disclosed only 13 of those times. The report focuses largely on Stephen Hadley, who...
    Oct 18, 2013 | Story
  • Dark_lens2
    A new film explores how African-American communities have used the medium of photography to shape how they are represented. "Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People" is directed and produced by Thomas Allen Harris, who shares his own family’s history in the film. Allen Harris is also the creator of the related project, the Digital Diaspora Family Roadshow. Both were inspired in part by the book,...
    Jan 23, 2014 | Story
  • Amys_column_default_640x360_2014
    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

    Comcast has announced it intends to merge with Time Warner Cable, joining together the largest and second-largest cable and broadband providers in the country. The merger must be approved by both the Justice Department and the FCC. Given the financial and political power of Comcast, and the Obama administration’s miserable record of protecting the public interest, the time to speak out and organize is now.

    Feb 20, 2014 | Columns & Articles
  • By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan

    Journalism is not a crime. Neither death nor imprisonment should be the punishment for reporting the news.

    Apr 10, 2014 | Web Exclusive
  • Amys_column_default_640x360_2014
    By Amy Goodman with Denis Moynihan

    Journalism is not a crime. This is the rallying cry iJournalism is not a crime. Neither death nor imprisonment should be the punishment for reporting the news.

    Apr 10, 2014 | Columns & Articles
  • Net-neutrality
    Federal regulators have unveiled new rules that would effectively abandon net neutrality, the concept of a free and open Internet. The proposal from the Federal Communications Commission would allow Internet providers like Verizon or Comcast to charge media companies like Netflix or Amazon extra fees in order to receive preferential treatment, such as faster speeds for their content. If the new rules are voted on next month, the FCC will begin...
    Apr 25, 2014 | Story
  • Astrataylor
    We are joined by author and activist Astra Taylor, whose new book, "The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age," argues net neutrality is just the beginning of ensuring equal access and representation online. "The utopian potential of the net is real," Taylor notes. "The problem is the underlying economic conditions haven’t changed. The same old business imperatives, the same...
    Apr 25, 2014 | Story