WEDNESDAY’S LINKS: Dean Baquet Named ‘Media Mensch of Year,’ ‘NYT’ Preps Free Tab, Race and the Media

By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, the New York Times’ public editor speculates on why the paper is running more series lately, Dean Baquet is named the New York Observer’s “Media Mensch of 2006,” and the New York Times considers starting a free youth-oriented tabloid.

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Barney Calame: Is the New York Times running more series ahead of the deadline for journalism awards? (New York Times Public Editor’s Blog)

Ousted Los Angeles Times editor Dean Baquet is named “Media Mensch of the Year.” (New York Observer)

The New York Times is “noodling” the idea of a youth-oriented free tabloid. (New York Observer)

Moises Naim writes that YouTube is a mixed blessing: It is now harder to know what to believe. (Los Angeles Times)

Brian Montopoli: When the topic is race, the media turns an uneasy lens on itself. (Public Eye)

Paul McLeary:Aall signs point to some kind of temporary surge in troop strength in Baghdad. If this happens, will the president’s past comments rise to the level of being newsworthy? (CJR Daily)

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