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  • Ms. Magazine Turns 50

    The current editors of Ms. consider the publication's legacy as a maker, not just a reporter, of news. 



  • Are Conservatives Really Pulling Ahead in the Comedy Race?

    Does a ratings boost for Greg Gutfeld's late-night show mean that today's conservatives are the funny ones and liberals are too "woke" to laugh? Answering the question means looking past party loyalty to ask what makes humor, says humor historian Teresa Prados-Terreira. 



  • How a Major Christian News Organization Lost its Way

    by Marvin Olasky

    The Christian news magazine "World" once combined a religious perspective with editorial independence and investigative reporting. Today's Christian nationalist climate has no room for that, says the former editor. 


  • Who and What to Believe about Ukraine?

    by Walter G. Moss

    Russia's invasion of Ukraine and the ongoing war test our ability as citizens to be aware of our biases in search of information and understanding. 



  • Musk's Twitter Bid Harkens Back to Hearst

    Richard White and Brad DeLong consider how the megabillionaire's bid for Twitter stacks up against other efforts by the ultra-rich to build media empires – is it more about attention and less about advancing financial interests? 



  • Tucker Carlson Heralds Yet Another "Crisis of Masculinity"

    by Mona Charen

    Tucker Carlson's recent examination of testicular tanning as a boost to manliness shows the need for societies to support pathways to male expression that don't lead to violence or painful sunburns. 



  • Why is the News Media so Hawkish?

    by Mark Hannah

    Editorial choices made by influential news organizations can push policy in the direction of more aggressive intervention. A media scholar asks why those organizations have consistently chosen to boost the voices of advocates for war.


  • A New Kind of Memory for a New Kind of War?

    by Shannon Bontrager

    "The terrain of combat has changed, digital images are just as important as ammunition and digital platforms are just as important as factories and military hardware."