FRIDAY’S LINKS: NY ‘Daily News’ Union, ‘Good News’ and Iraq, New ‘Deseret Morning News’ Editor

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, a question of conflict of interest as a journalists’ organization is funded by a PR company, and New York Daily News publisher Mort Zuckerman is preparing for a fight with the paper’s drivers union, and a Deseret Morning News editor welcomes his new boss.

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Michael Miner: A PR newswire is funding a journalists’ speakers bureau, but everyone involved says there’s no quid pro quo. (Chicago Reader)

Deseret Morning News political editor writes in support of new EIC. [2nd Item] (Deseret Morning News)

New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is getting ready to take on the powerful drivers’ union responsible for getting his paper onto the street. (New York Post)

Paul McLeary: When people complain that the media focuses too much on the violence in Iraq, they seem to be suggesting that the violence isn’t as pervasive as the press makes it out to be. But the Iraq Study Group report found that the truth of the matter is that the level of violence in Iraq has actually been underreported. (CJR Daily)

Newspapers in Spain were tightly controlled for a large part of the 20th century under the autocratic regime of General Francisco Franco, but a vibrant and free press has emerged since the onset of democracy in the mid-1970s. (BBC)

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