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Why Did It Take Hours For Outrage Over Tom Perkins' "Kristallnacht" Letter?
January 28, 2014

Venture capitalist predicts "Kristallnacht" against the rich. It takes hours for anyone to care.

My Plan for the National Tribune
Because competition is healthy
August 19, 2013

Because competition is healthy. 


From the Stacks: “Mr. Hearst's Apostolic Creed”
May 8, 1935
August 14, 2013

The founding father of yellow journalism, William Randolph Hearst, died 62 years ago today. For the occasion, we present this Hamilton Basso's tongue-in-cheek evaluation of all that is Hearst.

Hypocrisy for Sale: Craigslist Founder Invests in Journalism Ethics Book
August 12, 2013

Here’s a fun little trip through an era of “disruption” in the media industry:February 2, 2010, Silicon Valley Watcher:Rick Edmonds, over on Poynter Online, notes that the classified ads sector dropped to $6 billion in 2009.

From the Stacks: “The ‘Star’ Winks Out”
August 15, 1981
August 07, 2013

On the 32nd anniversary of the closing of the Washington Star (and in light of the Post's surprise sale), our original reporting on the Star's demise.

RIP, Washington Examiner: Why Washington Still Needs its Own Tabloid
June 14, 2013

Today is the last day of publication for the daily Washington Examiner.

Boston Under Siege, My Kids in the Driveway
Why I avoided the media last week
April 22, 2013

America feels increasingly like a nation united by spectacles of atrocity.

Newspapers in a Time of Need
Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.
April 16, 2013

Boston's papers shined after Monday's bombing. Then again, so did social media.

After the Newspaper Building
Struggling dailies are abandoning their grand old buildings. Why that's not a bad thing.
April 01, 2013

Struggling dailies are abandoning their grand old buildings. Why that's not a bad thing. 

"We Are Not Here to Fight for Press Freedom"
The National wanted to be the Times of the Middle East. It failed
February 28, 2013

In 2008, when a new government-owned newspaper debuted in the Persian Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi, it was greeted as the latest sign of the formerly sleepy oil town’s cosmopolitan ambitions.