Fracking Perils

Fracking Perils

The ongoing bonanza in the U.S. hydraulic fracturing industry marks a dangerous misstep on the road to U.S. energy independence.

The Great Local News Heist

The Great Local News Heist

Although the Internet has made it possible to access many diverse sources of news online, what’s missing is diverse coverage of what’s going on in our own backyards.

Powder in the Eyes in Algeria

Powder in the Eyes in Algeria

In response to popular pressures, the Algerian regime is making gestures toward reform. But the real problem is the regime itself.

Newspaper Nostalgia

Newspaper Nostalgia

Serving the public trust instead of just chasing profits made the journalism business better in the old days, even without computers.

The War against Witness

The War against Witness

After eight years, the Spanish court case against three U.S. soldiers responsible for the murder of cameraman Jose Couso continues in spite of heavy U.S. pressure. But could the testimony of a former Army eavesdropper provide the final push to conviction?

Deadly Fluff

Deadly Fluff

News consumers have overdosed on lurid, salacious fluff.

The Case for Spending More on Public Broadcasting

Before political gamesmanship erases some of our most trusted sources of news and information, we should take a step back and take a serious look at the positive role that public media play around the world.