Bloggers, Not Parasites An academic finds local public-affairs bloggers who pull their weight, thank you very much.
Murdoch Pulls the Ultimate "Reverse Ferret"The real meaning of the News of the World closure.
How Anonymous Sources Are Like Whitey BulgerYou can never be sure they're telling you the truth.
Outrageous! Unethical! Sometimes Criminal!Can anyone—or anything—stop the British tabloids from misbehaving?
The $15,000 InterviewSo what if NBC News and other outlets pay their sources? There are journalistic problems with unpaid sources, too.
An Assignment for the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page About that phone-hacking scandal …
Tina Brown, Cover GirlMichele Bachmann is the target, but it's Newsweek's editor who gets wounded.
Who Framed the Murdochs?Rupert Murdoch and James Murdoch pretend they're the victims of unscrupulous employees.
The Huffington Post ChallengeThe legacy media continue to ignore the lesson the aggregation giant is teaching.
Rupert Murdoch, Film Noir VillainAnd Nick Davies as the hard-boiled hero in The Big Phone Hacker.
Beck OffRupert Murdoch and Fox News mark the depths to which even they will no longer descend.
Why Newspapers Have Gone to HellNo, the answer cannot be found in the reductionist explanation by experienced newsman James O'Shea.
Who Is Jose Antonio Vargas?A prominent journalist comes out as an illegal immigrant, raising additional questions about his real identity.
"I Would Have Loved To Piss on Your Shoes," Part 2More F.U. gestures directed at bosses by journalists who were fired or resigned.
TODAY IN SLATE
Scalia’s Liberal Streak
The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Scalia’s Liberal Streak The conservative justice’s most brilliant—and surprisingly progressive—moments on the bench.
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters
Colorado Is Ground Zero for the Fight Over Female Voters Colorado Democrats and Republicans are testing theories for reaching women that will resonate far beyond the Rocky Mountains.
There’s a Way to Keep Ex-Cons Out of Prison That Pays for Itself. Why Don’t More States Use It?
The NFL Explains How It Sees “the Role of the Female”
The Music Industry Is Ignoring Some of the Best Black Women Singing R&B
Theo’s Joint and Vanessa’s Whiskey
No sitcom did the “Very Special Episode” as well as The Cosby Show.
The Other Huxtable Effect
Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Behind the Scenes
“It’s Not Every Day That You Can Beat the World Champion” An exclusive interview with chess grandmaster Fabiano Caruana.
Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.