President Barack Obama took part in an online town hall meeting Thursday, the latest in a blitz of public appearances aimed at boosting support for his economic policies. Analysts and historians offer insight on the president's outreach tactics.
Essayist Clarence Page reflects on the evolving role of community organizers in an age where the Internet is changing the very nature of community itself.
The Online NewsHour has created a blog devoted to arts news from around the world. NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown explains what kinds of information viewers can find on the blog.
Media conglomerate Tribune Co. filed for federal bankruptcy protection Monday, as the owner of the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Cubs and several other newspapers and TV stations tries to restructure its debt of $13 billion. Three…
Guest essayist Julia Keller from the Chicago Tribune reflects on why Americans have so much trouble getting a good night's sleep.
President-elect Barack Obama's transition team is asking potential appointees for detailed background information, setting the stage for one of the toughest review processes to date. Analysts explain the reasoning behind the intense vetting strategy.
A spectrum of voting experiences, from first-time thrills to long lines, have been documented by a thousand voters across the country on YouTube's Video Your Vote project, a collaboration with PBS and the NewsHour. Kwame Holman reports on the experiment.
While record numbers of young and first-time voters are engaged in the political process this year, questions remain as to how strong their turnout will be at the polls. Kwame Holman reports on the youth vote in Virginia and how…
Georgia's recent conflict with Russia over the fate of two separatist provinces brought with it a first in international cyber-warfare, as Georgia faced a slew of Internet attacks. An Internet security specialist offers insight.
While athletes at the Beijing Olympics are breaking records every day, coverage of the Games is itself breaking barriers in the way people are seeking coverage of the events. A media analyst discusses the role of Internet media during the…
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