FRIDAY’S LINKS: Too Much ‘Truthiness’ at STMG?, Richard Perle Defends Judy Miller, ‘WSJ’ Tries ‘Rub ‘n’ Sniff’ Ads

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Richard Perle defended former New York Times reporter Judith Miller in a panel earlier this week, the Chandlers might seek more board seats at Tribune, and the Wall Street Journal is planning new “Rub ‘n’ Sniff” advertisements for perfumes.

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With Tribune Co.’s deadline for board nominations weeks away, a new issue has emerged in the battle for control of the newspaper and TV empire: the possibility that its biggest shareholder, the Chandler family, could mount a proxy fight for additional board seats. (Wall Street Journal)

The Wall Street Journal is on the verge of offering scented print-ad units that will appear on the regular pages of the paper. The technology takes “scratch ‘n sniff” to a more refined level — think “rub and sniff.” (Advertising Age)

Chron launches podcast of calls from angry readers. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Eric Alterman: Because Bill Kristol is so smart, it’s all but impossible to believe that he believes many of the things he says and writes. He’s not a journalist; he’s an apparatchik working undercover as a man of the press. (The Nation)

Jack Shafer: Should we regard Ryszard Kapuscinski’s end product as journalism? Should we give Kapuscinski a bye but castigate Stephen Glass, who defrauded the New Republic and other publications by doing a similar thing on a grosser scale? Do we cut Kapuscinski slack because he was better at observing, imagining, and writing than Glass, and had the good sense to write from exotic places? (Slate)

Sun-Times Media Group President quit because of too much “truthiness” at company. (Chicago Reader)

Richard Perle defends Judy Miller and chastises the Washington Post’s Thomas Ricks on a panel. (New York Observer/Media Mob)

Robert Allbritton hopes his ambitious new Politico will lure political junkies and benefit from a fast-changing media landscape. (American Journalism Review)

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