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Posts on ‘March 23rd, 2007’

Save-the-Newspapers Columnist Fires Back, Misses

The SF Chronicle’s David Lazarus, normally a terrific columnist, digs a deeper hole today in a surprisingly un-sharp response to criticism of another recent column. Here’s what started the debate: “Pay-to-play is one way to help save newspapers.” Please read it and then come back. I was one of the critics of that column. In […]

Are Bloggers Such Effective Media Counterweights?

Jon Garfunkel, in The Talking Points Meme, challenges newly conventional wisdom about bloggers’ roles in reporting the federal prosecutor mess — and notes some sloppy journalism (and blogosphere self-congratulation) as the scandal developed.