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John F. Harris / Politico:
John Harris reminisces about the early days of Politico on its 15th anniversary and argues that media institutions need to reclaim their agenda-setting power
Joanne O'Connor / Keeping the Receipts:
Carole Cadwalladr's libel trial shows how UK courts are being used to stifle public interest journalism, renewing calls for anti-SLAPP legislation
John Whitehouse / Media Matters for America:
OANN owner Robert Herring Sr. posts a video acknowledging that AT&T is dropping the network and urges viewers to ask Spectrum, Dish, and others to carry OANN
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