MONDAY’S LINKS: Murdoch’s Plans, Newspapers and Free Content, ‘Assignment Zero’ Publishes First Piece

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Jay Rosen shows the product of the first investigation by his citizen journalism experiment Assignment Zero, Walter Hussman says that newspapers shouldn’t have given content away for free online, and Tim Rutten writes that the media should keep a sharp eye on the LAPD after the recent riots.

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Wall Street Journal: One has to wonder how many of the newspaper industry’s current problems are self-inflicted, writes Walter Hussman, who looks at the problem of newspapers giving away content for free online.

New York Magazine: Murdoch and News Corp. come not to destroy The Wall Street Journal but to save it.

Los Angeles Times: Murdoch’s British properties show a “populist” approach.

PressThink: We published the first piece from Assignment Zero, writes Jay Rosen. The project has morphed a bit. “Right now I’d say about 28 percent of what we did worked. But there’s time to push that up.”

New York Times: Two decades ago, Rupert Murdoch saw the Wall Street Journal as just the kind of complacent, establishment player he built his empire by taking on.

New Yorker:Few tech columnists, though, write as clearly about the subject as Walter Mossberg, writes Ken Auletta.

New York Times: CNet journalists intend to sue Hewlett-Packard over surveillance.

Los Angeles Times: Media need to keep their focus on the Los Angeles police investigations, writes Tim Rutten.

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