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Obama Nominates Richard Cordray To Head Controversial New Agency

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 09.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama moved Monday to get a new consumer protection bureau up and running, introducing a former Ohio attorney gene...

GOP Plays NPR Card to Limbaughize the Media

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

The GOP assault on NPR has, as it always had, the sole aim to cower the mainstream media and shove it even further to the right.

In Defense of NPR

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

Come on now: Let's take a breath and put this NPR fracas into perspective. Just as public radio struggles against yet another assault from the its l...

Why Public Media Matters

Paula Skaggs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paula Skaggs

Einstein once said, "Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." By keeping public broadcasting funded, we ensure that Americans have access to this education right in their own homes.

Public Media Changes Lives

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By Belia Saavedra As Congress starts the...

Why to Save Public Media: It's Yours

Farai Chideya | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Farai Chideya

I disagree with a lot of the ways people are framing why and how to "save" public media. We can talk all we want about saving NPR and PBS, but really what we are saving is our own access to information and community.

Amanda Terkel

Public Broadcasting Groups Denounce Debt Commission's Recommendation

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and NPR are denouncing the recommendation of the co-chairs of President Obama's Fiscal Com...

The Intrinsic Menace in 'Media Reform'

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

Whatever one's qualms or fears about the future of journalism, the importance of independent media is clear. For this reason, the crisis in "medialand" is no cause to throw the baby out with the bath water.

Media 'Reform' and the First Amendment

Patrick Maines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Patrick Maines

The extent to which policymakers act on journalists' recommendations, may do damage to the commercial media, old and new, and inflict great violence on the First Amendment.

Media Change We Can Believe In

Rory O'Connor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rory O'Connor

The Bush Administration's default approach toward journalists has been to use them when necessary and bypass them when not.