TUESDAY’S LINKS: Attorneys Scandal Tops News Index, Serious Journalism’s Future, Journo/Politico Pillow Talk

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Jon Friedman compares former New York Times reporter Kurt Eichenwald to Fox News host Bill O’Reilly and Time editor Richard Stengel, Conrad Black’s wife has some choice words for a reporter at his trial, and an online video series shows Baghdad through the eyes of young people.

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Jon Friedman: Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, Time Managing Editor Rick Stengel and Portfolio investigative reporter Kurt Eichenwald wouldn’t seem to have much in common. But they do. Each person, in his unique way, recently did something lamentable. They embarrassed themselves — and hurt the media’s image. (Marketwatch)

PEJ Index: The U.S. Attorneys firings scandal dominated the news last week. (Project for Excellence in Journalism)

The most heated exchange of the day at the Conrad Black fraud trial reportedly took place in a courthouse elevator between Black?s wife, the columnist Barbara Amiel, and journalists from the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. According to one journalist, Stefani Langenegger from CBC Radio News, Amiel ? who is there to support her husband ? castigated reporters for following her. (New York Times)

“Hometown Baghdad” video series shows life in Iraq through the eyes of ordinary young people. (Salon)

Paul McLeary: Journalism and politics makes for some uncomfortable pillow-talk. (CJR Daily)

An overview of the US State of the News Media Report?s findings concerning digital journalism. The report defines six key online journalistic qualities that newspapers should be exploiting, and evaluates how well they are currently doing so. (Editors Weblog)

Mark Glaser: Serious journalism won’t die as newsprint fades. (PBS MediaWatch)

Newspapers are a hot investment — in India. (Forbes)

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