WEDNESDAY’S LINKS: ‘NYT’ and Post-9/11 Ground Zero Reporting, A Tribune Zell-Off?

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By: E&P Staff

In today’s links, Sam Zell’s offer for the Tribune Company is getting serious consideration, The Wall Street journal wants a pardon for Scooter Libby, and questions about the New York Times’ coverage of post-9/11 health risks at Ground Zero.

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Portrait of media from Libby trial was not so flattering, writes Howard Kurtz. (Washington Post)

Village Voice Media still hasn?t gotten a handle on running the actual Village Voice. And the gap between the paper and its distant but hands-on owners keeps swallowing editors. (New York Observer)

Real estate mogul Sam Zell’s offer for Tribune “appears to have real legs,” an executive of the media company says. (Los Angeles Times)

Editorial: President Bush owes former aide Lewis Libby a pardon, and an apology. (Wall Street Journal)

Michael Wolff: Libby’s perjury trial exposed the White House P.R. machine?and the first hint of a split between his boss, Dick Cheney, and President Bush. (Vanity Fair)

Will the New York Times ever own up to the failures of its early ground zero health coverage? (Village Voice)

France bans “citizen journalists” from reporting violence. (MacWorld)

Philadlphia Inquirer sued over restaurant review. (New York Times)

Tribune Co., parent company of The Morning Call, said Tuesday it has no current plans to sell the Allentown newspaper as it faces a self-imposed deadline to shape the company’s future. (Morning Call of Allentown, Pa.)

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