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

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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.

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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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