THURSDAY’S LINKS: Russert Dodges a Bullet, Satires and College Papers, Tabloid ‘NYO’ Disappointing?

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, David Carr thinks that the New York Observer is somehow less compelling as a tabloid, Harry Jaffe thinks that Tim Russert could have been embarassed much more seriously at the Libby trial, and Tony Dokoupil thinks journalism probably isn’t much worse than in the past.

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David Carr: Reading the new incarnation of the New York Observer provides a palpable feeling of loss. (New York Times)

Harry Jaffe: Tim Russert dodged a bullet yesterday day thanks to US District Judge Reggie Walton. If not for Walton, Russert could have been the biggest loser in the trial of I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby on charges that he lied to a grand jury about his role in leaking the name of a CIA operative. (Washingtonian)

Tony Dokoupil: Do journalists let patriotism influence their reporting? Maybe too much. But is the situation necessarily bleaker today, as pundits would have us believe? Probably not. (CJR Daily)

Editorial: Publishing satires in college newspapers and magazines is never a good idea because if your goal is to be viewed as a credible news source, satirical pieces run the risk of ruining your credibility. (Collegiate Times)

Most newspapers now recognise the only way to fight decline is to invest in the Internet. (The Business)

Colombian journalist claims he was framed on bomb charges. (Reuters)

Jemima Kiss: Online news veteran Vin Crosbie has called time on the citizen journalism hype. (Guardian/Organ Grinder)

Mark Glaser: How do the staid wire services play in a world where our attention is increasingly shifting toward the commentary and eyewitness reports of blogs and citizen media? Changing their very nature is difficult, so the major news wires have chosen to take small steps toward something bigger. (PBS MediaShift)

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