FRIDAY'S LINKS: Newspapers Thrive in India, Ex-Page Sixer threatens to Sue 'NY Post,' Defense of Editorials

By: E&P Staff In today's links, Roger Lowenstein doubts that rupert Murdoch would do much to hurt the Wall Street Journal's brand, former Page Sixer Jared Paul Stern threatens to sue the New York Post, and Indian newspapers are thriving.


-- The New Republic: It is extremely doubtful that, after spending $5 billion to acquire Dow Jones, Rupert Murdoch would take action to weaken the Journal's value," writes Roger Lowenstein.

-- New York Post: Page Six reports that its former scribe Jared Paul Stern, who was involved in extortion allegations last year, has threatened to sue his former employer.

-- Los Angeles Times: Researchers have discovered a place where the newspaper, a threatened species in some parts of the world, is still thriving. That would be India, home to 1.1 billion people. And not only is the press in robust health, it's breeding at an astonishing rate.

-- Marketwatch: - Elizabeth Spiers, a shining star of the blogosphere, has little patience for the clumsy way that the mainstream media have handled many of their Internet assets. But she isn't ready to write them off, yet, writes Jon Friedman.

-- Public Eye: Editorials are like Cliff?s Notes for news junkies -- they allow people to sample opinion on a wide range of topics without having to sift through the blogs or sit through the cable screamfests, writes Matthew Felling.

-- Westport Now: Wall Street Journal Editor Alan Murray says the possibility of working for Rupert Murdoch is "a little scary."

-- Stanford News:News executives at a Stanford symposium discuss their strengths and challenges in the digital age.

-- Washington Post: Elsie M. Carper, 87, a retired reporter, editor and administrator at The Washington Post whose career ranged from covering the civil rights movement to editing the newspaper's Style section and promoting opportunities in journalism for women and minorities, died May 16.


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