FRIDAY’S LINKS: Readers Don’t Like PDF Papers, Task Force on Reader Measurement, Josh Wolf’s Mom

By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, a small Colorade newspaper says it will stop running verbatim versions of competitors’ stories under an AP byline, a task force is established to try and determine a standard for print and Web newspaper readership measurement, and jailed journalist Josh Wolf’s mother say she is proud of him for choosing prison on journalstic principles.


Craig’s List boss Jim Buckmaster: The newspaper industry has brought its financial troubles on itself. (Out-Law)

Mother of jailed journalist Josh Wolf proud of her son. (Daily Bulletin)

Martin Stabe: The Internet has eclipsed newspapers as the preferred means of getting news in people in the U.K. ages 18 to 25. (Press Gazette)

Colorado paper acknowledges ethical lapses: for years took competitors’ stories and slapped “AP” byline on them. (Coloradoan)

Report: People don’t like newspapers in PDF form. (Guardian)

A task force has been established to develop a newspaper readership measurement standard for print and Web. (Follow the Media)

NYU j-class study finds 45% of school’s undergrads read blogs. (Washignton Square News)

The Philadephia Inquirer’s David Sullivan: Newspapers are going back to where they were in the 1960s — before big ambitions, big budgets, and a big decline in competition made us all fat and happy. (Poynter/Romenesko Memos)

Georgia newspaper carrier credited with saving 15-year-old from fire (Macon Telegraph)

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