How can Americans talk to one another—let alone engage in political debate—when the Web allows every side to invent its own facts?
The era of the Web browser’s dominance is coming to a close. And the Internet’s founding ideology—that information wants to be free, and that attempts to constrain it are not only hopeless but immoral— suddenly seems naive and stale in the new age of apps, smart phones, and pricing plans. What will this mean for the future of the media—and of the Web itself?
Why The Economist is thriving while Time and Newsweek fade
Why the networks are surrendering prime time to Jay Leno and the Lord of the Dance
Can America’s paper of record survive the death of newsprint? Can journalism?
The forgotten filmmaker who anticipated our modern media madness
The digital age demands that political candidates be authentic and accessible. But please—hold the carrots.
TV can avoid the music industry’s fate and survive the digital age, but only by beating the Internet at its own game.
Newspapers should try giving readers what they want, not just what editors think they need.
Can celebrities survive the age of too much information?
By bringing order to the Web, Facebook could become as important to us as Google
The unbearable lightness of Ira Glass, Wes Anderson, and other paragons of indie sensibility
Publishers and authors should stop cowering; Google is less likely to destroy the book business than to slingshot it into the 21st century.
What the snobs don’t understand
Why the social-media revolution will go out with a whimper
A new wave of Web innovation is finally challenging Steve Jobs’s empire of cool.
A modest proposal for reinventing newspapers for the digital age
DIY video is making merely professional television seem stodgy, slow, and hopelessly last century