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  • My Life in the Media Machine

    by Tom Scocca

    Independent journalism has been in a decades-long death spiral because "the circulatory system of money that had made the writing possible was punctured and bleeding out, and draining into Silicon Valley."



  • Lampooning Political Women

    by Allison K. Lange

    Backlash against women's emancipation in the nineteenth century took to the most potent social media of the day--political cartoons--to decry feminism as a threat to civilization itself. 


  • The Pentagon is Missing the Big Picture on "Stars and Stripes"

    by Mark T. Hauser

    The Pentagon's plan to scrap funding for the Stars and Stripes newspaper isn't just an attack on a historic military institution. It's ignoring the lessons the paper's history offers for efficient operation and integrating military operations with the economic life of the nation. 



  • When Anarchy Ruled the Funny Pages

    A new, large-format book captures the dawn of comics, when the medium had no rules and its messages were surprisingly irreverent.