THURSDAY’S LINKS: Webb Is Media ‘Darling,’ Edwards Campaign Bloggers, Probe of Pre-War Coverage?

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, John Edwards has fired two bloggers who have drawn fire for material they wrote on their own blogs before signing on to help his campaign, a new mobile shows what digital newspapers may look like in the future, and Senator James Webb basks in the media’s spotlight after his much-heralded speech in response to the President’s State of the Union Address.

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Presidential candidate John Edwards is weighing what to do about two controversial bloggers he recently hired to do liberal blogger outreach. (Salon)

Could a new mobile device point to what the “newspaper of the future” might be like? (Telegraph)

Virginia Senator James Webb has become the darling of the mainstream media. (Washington Post)

McClatchy Vice President Howard Weaver said that if he were 30-35 years old that would keep working for a newspaper company, since doing so still offers the same rewards it did when he first started. (CBS Public Eye)

Gilbert Cranberg wants a serious probe of why the press failed in its pre-war reporting. (Nieman Watchdog)

Financial Times journalists are set to be classified into three new categories. Under a proposed new human resources initiative staff will be classified as an “over performer,” “standard performer,” or an “under performer” as part of a forthcoming round of performance appraisals. (Guardian)

New Internet TV services such as Joost and YouTube may bring the global network to its knees, Internet companies said on Wednesday, adding they are already investing heavily just to keep data flowing. (Reuters)

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