MONDAY’S LINKS: ’08 Campaigns and Web Video, Obama ‘Controversy,’ Reuters Deal With Yahoo

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Ron Burkle and Eli Broad met with the directors of the Tribune company to make the case for their $500 million proposal, Tim Rutten thinks Tribune ought to look at the big picture, and Reuters inks a deal with Yahoo to team up for an improved instant messaging system.

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Politico editor: I don’t think there’s that many places that are assembling a big group of people with experience covering politics, doing original reporting and doing it for both the compulsive political consumers here and the casual political consumers throughout the rest of the country. (Washington Times)

Burkle and Broad meet with Tribune panel to make their case. (Los Angeles Times)

Tim Rutten: Tribune needs to look at the big picture. (Los Angeles Times)

Howard Kurtz: Media jump on first political controversy of 2008 presidential race. (Washington Post)

As the perjury and obstruction of justice trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. unfolds over the next few weeks, the ways in which the case has vastly reshaped relations between reporters and high government officials will be on vivid display (New York Times)

Reuters is poised to announce a partnership with Yahoo! that will give the news provider’s rumor-hungry customers millions of potential new contacts through instant messaging. (Guardian)

If last year was the year of the rogue videographers, the already-underway 2008 presidential campaign is likely to be remembered as the point where Web video became central to the communications strategy of every serious presidential candidate. (Washington Post)

Lessie Smithgall, The Gainesville Times’ co-founder, reflects on her husband and the business they started. (Gainesville Times)

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