THURSDAY’S LINKS: Religion Coverage Cuts, Is Josh Wolf Really a Journo?, Newsroms Hire Web Programmers

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Howard Kurtz asks whether jailed videographer Josh wolf is really a “journalist,” former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald knew he’d “gone off the deep end” in paying a source, and Mark Glaser looks at how more newsrooms are hiring Web programmers.

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Peter Hartlaub: The myth of a neat newsroom — exposed! (San Francisco Chronicle)

Adam Reilly: Forget two months without Ron Borges. When the Boston Globe’s latest plagiarism scandal subsides, the lasting impact could be a major change in the way the paper?s sports-notes columnists do their business every week. (Boston Phoenix)

Papers cutting back on religion coverage? (Christianity Today)

In a Michigan courtroom, former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald said he knew his payment to a source was “a little bizarre,” and that in issuing it, he’d “gone off the deep end.” (New York Magazine)

Howard Kurtz: Is jailed videographer and blogger Josh Wolf really a journalist? (Washington Post)

Mark Glaser: A new push toward the Web leads more newspapers to hire programmers for editorial staff. (PBS Mediashift)

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