FRIDAY’S LINKS: Geffen and the ‘LA Times,’ Alterman on the Conservative Beat at ‘NY Times,’ Mnookin on Chass

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, a Russian paper thinks of closing after three journalists are killed in 6 years, Eric Alterman thinks the Times should keep on the “conservative beat,” and the Times reportedly is trying to rent more of its new office building to fix its finances.


As journalists die, Russia’s Novaya Gazeta faces a grim future. (Wall Street Journal)

Eric Alterman: Word at the New York Times is that now that the right-wingers appear to have played themselves out, the paper will probably fold its coverage of them into its larger political coverage. That would be a pity. (The Nation)

Seth Mnookin: New York Times columnist Murray Chass reaches new lows. (

New York Times can’t afford to move many of its staffers into its glitzy new Eighth Avenue headquarters. (New York Post)

David Geffen is now focusing in on making a successful bid for the L.A. Times. (Wall Street Journal)

Andrew Bielak: Newsosaur sparks a news desk debate. (CJR Daily)

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