FRIDAY’S LINKS: Kurtz on Malkin, Media Too Focused on the Wealthy?, Advice From Dean Baquet

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Jack Shafer says newspapers should stop whining about the future, Howard Kurtz examines Michelle Malkin’s appeal, and William Powers thinks that the media are too obsessed with the wealthy.

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So how is LA Times writer James Rainey doing in covering the media issues around his paper and the Tribune Company? (LA Weekly)

Howard Kurtz: Michelle Malkin arouses strong emotions, but she also plays pretty rough herself. (Washington Post)

Jack Shafer: Newspaper should stop the blubbering, quit wishing for the return of 1975, and start competing. (Slate)

Jon Fine: Has Gannett figured out how to keep making a buck from newspaper journalism? (BusinessWeek)

Former Los Angeles Times editor and incoming New York Times Washington bureau chief Dean Baquet on dealing with staff cuts, the expanding newspaper audience and his returning to The Times. (Poynter)

Joan Walsh: Can liberal bloggers be both partisan kingmakers and independent journalists? The blogstorm over the John Edwards campaign points to some tough lessons. (Salon)

Jurors were given “a plethora” of reasons to acquit Lewis Libby in the CIA leak trial. (NY Sun)

William Powers: By normalizing the very rich, journalists are making them boring, which is the opposite of news. (National Journal)

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