In today's links, William Powers says old and new media feed off of each other, Michael Miner looks at the Chicago Tribune's troubled history with the Jews, and Scott Sherman looks at the $1M-per-month money pit that is the New York Sun.
-- Chicago Reader
: The Tribune has a long and bumpy history with area Jews. Now it's owned by one, notes Michael Miner.
: But no Thrilla-in-Manila showdown looms between The New York Times and its shareholders, writes Jon Fine.
-- The Nation
: The New York Sun functions as a journalistic SWAT team against individuals and institutions seen as hostile to Israel and Jews, writes Scott Sherman.
-- Washington Post
: Kurt Vonnegut helped us find joy in outrage, writes Bob Thompson.
: Maria Bartiromo interviews new Tribune owner Sam Zell.
: N.Y. Times columnist Frank Rich hadn't ruled out going on Imus' show.
-- CJR Daily
: With troop tours extended, bloggers debate service.
-- National Journal
: New and old media vet one another's work, each helping us to unclutter and winnow the content from the other side, writes William Powers.
-- AFP via Yahoo
: The Los Angeles Times and Paramount studios have reached a settlement with authorities over a publicity stunt for "Mission: Impossible III" that sparked a bomb scare, prosecutors said Thursday.