The man the White House wakes up to: The daily e-mail from Mike Allen, Politico’s star reporter, has become a morning ritual for Washington’s elite. Why don't honest journalists take on Roger Ailes and Fox News? Howell Raines wants to know. Russell Baker reviews My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times by Gerald M. Boyd. What's wrong with The Washington Post Op-Ed page? Post Apocalypse: Gabriel Sherman goes inside the messy collapse of a great newspaper (and a response). When AP decided a decade ago to sell its news content to online portals, it may have hastened the decline of the daily newspapers that own the wire service. Richard Rodriguez on the twilight of the American newspaper. Is there life after newspapers? Thousands of newspaper journalists have lost their jobs in recent years in endless rounds of layoffs and buyouts — what happens in the next act? Ron Rosenbaum on outsourcing the CIA to downsized reporters. From CJR, a special report on The Reconstruction of American Journalism by Leonard Downie, Jr., and Michael Schudson (and reactions). A review of Losing the News: The Future of the News That Feeds Democracy by Alex S. Jones. An interview with Bob McChesney and John Nichols, authors of The Death and Life of American Journalism: The Media Revolution that Will Begin the World Again (and more and more and more and more). From Daedalus, a special issue on the future of news. From Fair, a special issue on the future of journalism: "One thing to keep in mind while worrying about the future of journalism is that its past hasn’t been all that great either". If news, as a commodity purveyed by reporters, is coming to an end, when and how did it start? How news happens: Where does the news come from in today’s changing media?

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