TUESDAY’S LINKS: ‘Politico’ Debuts, ‘NYT’ Shuffles Hollywood Staff?, ‘NY Post’ Editor Paid By Lobbyists?

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, a lobbying group reportedly has pad the New York Post’s state reporter to give speeches, Nikki Finke reports on a shakeup in the New York Times, and the much-anticipated new Allbritton publication The Politico debuts online.

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Peoria civic leaders: Don’t gut our newspaper. (Peoria Journal Star)

Nikki Finke: The New York Times is shaking up its personnel. Movie editor Michael Cieply will now become one of the newspaper’s Hollywood reporters. And former media editor turned writer Lorne Manly will take Cieply’s place as movie editor. (LA Weekly)

“At one point, I did a head count of the number of Observer people at The New York Times, and it was 24,” said longtime editor Peter Kaplan. (Women’s Wear Daily)

At Princeton, a parody raises questions of bias. (New York Times)

Politico site online with first batch of articles. (Politico)

Will Bunch: The Politico has achieved some kind of Platonic state of absolute “balance,” where they went out to make sure that exactly one “(liberal blog)” and exactly one “(conservative blog)”, and NOT ONE MORE, were listed. What’s more, on the off chance that a reader might become confused and not realize that the Politico is perfectly balanced, they want to make sure you noticed with those handy tags, “(liberal blog)” and “(conservative blog).” It’s like the presidential speech where they make sure they get the (liberal senator) and the (conservative senator) for reaction. (Attytood)

Fred Dicker, state editor for the New York Post and host of a radio show on state government, picked up some extra cash from a group that lobbies the very government he covers. (Albany Times-Union)

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