FRIDAY’S LINKS: Have Newspapers Stopped Caring About Design?, PMH’s Tierney Profiled, Canada and Conrad

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Philadelphia Magazine runs a profile on PMH chief Brian Tierney, Canadians are obsessed with Conrad Black’s trial, and an editor says the future of newspapers will “probably be in video.”

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Canadians are obsessed with the Conrad Black trial but their feelings toward the disgraced newspaper magnate reflect the nuances of their national identity. (Wall Street Journal)

Can a self-made adman with big ideas and a Walter Annenberg fascination save Philadelphia’s Inquirer and Daily News? Maybe. But when Brian Tierney’s finished, the newspaper business may never be the same (Philadelphia Magazine)

William Powers: Why are so many newspapers so ugly? Because they are run by people who care a lot about words and very little about visuals and design. And, man, it shows in the product. (National Journal)

On Tuesday, the satirical newspaper The Onion plans to launch a video Web site. (Wall Street Journal)

David Lazarus: I wasn’t surprised that my recent column on the need for newspapers to charge for online content drew heated reaction from cyberreaders and bloggers. What did surprise me was the sense of entitlement many of these people exhibited when it came to benefiting from other people’s work, and the dismissive attitude shown toward the importance of reporting-based journalism. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Newspapers are too cheap and there are too many of them. That is the view of the Guardian’s deputy commercial director Adam Freeman, who today rejected the notion that newspapers are under threat as a medium and said the future for his newspaper will “probably be in video”. (Press Gazette)

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