THURSDAY’S LINKS: Ex-‘Tampa Trib’ Editor Sues Paper, Readership Soars on Newspaper Blogs, Free Content

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, this year saw a sharp increase in the amount of people reading newspapers’ blogs, Gal Backerman slams a New York Times trend story, and a Q&A with legendary journalist Bob Woodward.

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The number of people reading Internet blogs on the top 10 U.S. newspaper sites more than tripled in December from a year ago and accounted for a larger percentage of overall traffic to those sites. (Reuters)

Editorial: The National Conference for Media Reform has become the place to channel efforts to break the media giants down to a human scale. (Seattle Times)

David Bowen: The Web is wonderful, but don’t write off newspapers. (Financial Times)

Gal Beckerman: There is nothing that will turn my face red faster than a story that lazily slaps together a few anecdotes, buffered by a minor statistic, and then presents itself as important news. Especially when the “trend” masks a much more complex and dark reality.
(CJR Daily)

After spending millions of dollars over the past decade fighting the free exchange of their products over the Internet, some media companies are now yielding. (International Herald Tribune)

Q&A: Bob Woodward would neither confirm nor deny just how many Presidential interviews like that with the late Gerald Ford might be on file in his secret storage location. (Washingtonian)

former senior editor at the Tampa Tribune has sued the paper and its parent company, alleging his firing in 2005 was a result of age discrimination. (Tampa Tribune)

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