THURSDAY’S LINKS: ‘Sun-Times’ and McDonalds, ‘ProJo’ and Local Ownership, ‘Small Street Journal’

By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, the former governor of Rhode Island may be interested in purchasing the Providence Journal from Belo Corp, academics analyze Republican and Democratic ways of framing issues, and the Denver Newspapers Agency cuts the ribbon on its new headquarters.

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Ian Donnis: Would the Providence journal be better under local ownership? (Providence Phoenix)

Jon Fine: The Wall Street Journal plays a different game than any other American newspaper. It’s the only one that can charge $99 for a year’s worth of its Web site. (BusinessWeek)

Jack Shafer: That some innocent-sounding phrases carry a political charge is hardly news, and yet who would have thought that scores and even hundreds of the little buggers exist? (Slate)

Edward Colby: The Chicago Sun-Times sends a business reporter to China to shill for McDonalds. (CJR Daily)

Ribbon cutting for new Denver Newspapers Agency building. (Rocky Mountain News)

Writer to advice columnist: I love journalism but I hate asking uncomfortable questions. (Salon)

Lean left? Lean right? News media may take their cues from customers. (New York Times)

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