MONDAY’S LINKS: Speculation Over Steiger’s Replacement at ‘WSJ,’ Pro-Am Journalism, Blogs’ Influence Grows

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, David Carr looks at Assignment Zero and other gattempts to fuse professional and amateur contributions to journalism, speculation is mounting about who will be the next managing editor of the Wall Street Journal, and Richard Siklos looks at some of the ironies inthe Conrad Black case.


David Carr: The Web has transformed a lot of things, including journalism, turning it into a self-cleaning and occasionally overheated oven. Those of us who perpetrate journalism know in our hearts that it is a craft, not a profession, one that requires a finite set of skills to do competently and a lot of passion to do well. (New York Times)

Richard Siklos: As the jury was being selected in the case of United States v. Conrad Black last week, the strange fate of Black’s predicament, both personally and as one of the last globe-trotting newspaper magnates, came into stark relief. (New York Times)

Speculation in The Wall Street Journal?s newsroom is building about who will replace managing editor Paul Steiger as the head of its editorial operations. (Talking Biz News)

Talking Points Memo drove the U.S. attorneys story, proof that Web writers with input from devoted readers can reshape journalism. (Los Angeles Times)

Some of America’s most prominent political journalists are, quite literally, wedded to the 2008 presidential race: Their spouses work for one of the candidates.. (Los Angeles Times)

From the pecan cabinetry to the flagstone patio, no detail about the Roland Park, Md., charmer featured in The Examiner’s real estate section goes unnoticed, but for this: The guy trying to sell the place, Examiner Publisher Michael Phelps. (Baltimore Sun)

Donna Shaw: Should the New York Times have jumped on the Walter Reed story much more quickly? (American Journalism Review)

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