Because a vigorous and vigilant media is essential to a democracy, Bill Moyers has devoted significant reporting time not only to press coverage of specific issues, but also to ways in which media’s impact and journalistic power have been diluted by media consolidation, government deregulation and the lack of community and minority ownership. Learn more about what you read, watch and experience with Moyers’ own media below.


Germany NSA Spying
November 19, 2013 | Blog

A new poll finds that, because of revelations about NSA surveillance, we’re paying more attention to our social media privacy settings. Call it the “Snowden Effect.” Continue reading

Image: Center for Media and Democracy/ Progressnow
Updated November 20, 2013 | Blog

A new report sheds light on a network of dozens of pro-business “think tanks” operating in the states. Continue reading

Timothy Geithner walks with President Obama. He has taken a job as president of private-equity firm Warburg Pincus
November 18, 2013 | Blog

Timothy Geithner is the latest leading figure in the Obama administration’s financial crisis team to join Wall Street. Continue reading

An October rally against NSA in Washington organized by StopWatching.Us, a coalition that includes Free Press. (Photo: Free Press/flickr)
November 11, 2013 | Blog

Free Press’s Craig Aaron discusses the challenges the Obama administration and corporations are posing to a free press and a free Internet. Continue reading

Phoenix Arizona, USA, April, 2009: Tea Party attendee protests government policies with homemade sign. Courtesy: iStock
October 31, 2013 | Blog

Mother Jones science reporter Chris Mooney on the psychology of ideology. Continue reading

Credit: iStock
October 29, 2013 | Blog

Too many political reporters think the details of public policy are boring, and that’s a real problem. Continue reading

News Corp. headquarters in New York
October 25, 2013 | Blog

The fawning coverage of crony capitalists by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp. does America a disservice. Continue reading

Free Press's big media monopoly Google map
October 22, 2013

Since the mid-1990s, four companies have been devouring local TV stations across the United States. Continue reading

October 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Psychologist Sherry Turkle talks to Bill about why we expect too much from technology and not enough from each other. Continue reading

October 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Economics commentator Martin Wolf views the debt ceiling as the legislative equivalent of a nuclear bomb the US has aimed at itself. Bill also speaks with media scholar Sherry Turkle about the impact of computers on culture and society. Continue reading

This photo provided by Fox News Channel shows Sean Hannity interviewing former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin in New York. (AP Photo/Fox News Channel, Shealah Craighead)
October 18, 2013 | Blog

The desire to reprise the GOP’s disastrous shutdown seems irrational — unless you live inside the right-wing media bubble. Continue reading

October 17, 2013

We recreate ourselves as online personae and give ourselves new bodies, homes, jobs and romances. Yet, suddenly, in the half-light of virtual community, we may feel utterly alone. Read more about how culture is changing us in this book excerpt from Sherry Turkle’s recent book, Alone Together. Continue reading

October 16, 2013

This week on Moyers & Company, psychologist Sherry Turkle on why we expect more from technology and less from each other. Watch the technology segment of the show here. Watch the full show here. Continue reading

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at a rally in front of the WWII Memorial Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
October 13, 2013 | Blog

Some of the claims ostensibly respectable figures on the right make about the law, without any shame, are simply mind boggling. Continue reading

Illustrations by Joe Fournier
October 11, 2013 | Blog

Just looking at the rank-and-file members of the “suicide caucus” is like focusing on the marionette rather than the puppet-master. Who’s pulling the strings? Continue reading

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