December 16, 2011 The influential writer and cultural critic died Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus. Hitchens confronted his disease in part by writing, bringing the same unsparing insight to his mortality that he had directed at so many other subjects.
December 11, 2011 Until the last week or so, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made himself scarce to the media, delivering only tightly honed messages. He now has a newfound eagerness to talk to reporters — some of them, at least.
November 17, 2011 Gingrich may have found his voice by turning the tables on the political press. Republicans have been doing this fourth-estate two-step for decades — quite explicitly at least since Richard Nixon and Spiro Agnew in 1968. That might work for the back of the pack, but how will it play for a front-runner?
October 20, 2011 The host of the NPR-distributed show has drawn criticism for her role in an offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street protests. Simeone was fired as host of Soundprint, a separate, independently produced documentary radio program.
October 13, 2011 At first, the complaint from the left was that news organizations had ignored the movement. But as they swung their gaze, journalists weren't quite sure how to characterize what they saw. Lacking easy labels, Occupy Wall Street proved difficult for the media to categorize — and to cover.
September 27, 2011 The newest legal front for Rupert Murdoch's media giant involves the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, a 1977 law banning U.S. firms from paying bribes to government officials abroad. The British division of the U.S. company has admitted that private investigators working for one of its newspapers paid police for information from confidential databases.