WEDNESDAY’S LINKS: Burkle/Broad Bid, ‘Wash Post’ Hires ‘NYT’ Reporter Kornblut, Kushner Eyes Jersey Tabloid

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, the bid submitted by Ron Burkle and Eli Broad for the Tribune Company expires today, New York Observer owner Jared Kushner is reportedly considering the launch of a free tabloid newspaper in New Jersey, and Time magazine’s editor tries to steal away some New York Times staffers.

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Christina Hernandez: The New York Post has brought journalistic ethics into the limelight with its recent jailhouse interview flap, but the newspaper’s hypocrisy when it comes to journalistic limits are even worse. (CJR Daily)

Keith Kelly: New York Observer owner Jared Kushner could be just weeks away from making a decision about bankrolling a free weekly newspaper in New Jersey. (New York Post)

Former Page Six scribe Jared Paul Stern is cleared of charges that he attempted to extort money from billionaire Ron Burkle. (New York Observer)

Time magazine’s editor is trying to lure away some top New York Times staffers, including Dowd, Friedman, Liptak, and Lyall (New York Observer)

The bid submitted for Tribune Co. by billionaires Eli Broad and Ron Burkle expires this afternoon, but people familiar with the auction say they expect the Chicago-based media company to withhold a response for now while encouraging the pair to stay involved. (Los Angeles Times)

The Washington Post has snatched New York Times star political reporter Anne Kornblut, 33, who began covering Hillary Clinton’s unannounced presidential campaign for the Times last spring. (Village Voice)

The Sacramento Bee has launched a paid-subscription Web site devoted to California government and politics. (Sacramento Bee)

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