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WEDNESDAY'S LINKS: Eight Articles on Murdoch/Dow Jones -- and More

Magazine article Editor & Publisher

WEDNESDAY'S LINKS: Eight Articles on Murdoch/Dow Jones -- and More

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In today's links, more writers weigh in on Rupert Murdoch's bid for Dow Jones, New York Times Managing Editor Jill Abramson is involved in a traffic accident, and Frank Rich says he wouldn't call himself a "leftist."

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Murdoch and Dow Jones

-- New York Sun: Whether Rupert Murdoch will be successful in his bold pursuit of Dow Jones & Co. is anybody's guess, writes Dan Dorfman.

-- CJR Daily: This is the biggest business story of the year, and this is the Wall Street Journal. The paper should pursue the story, writes Dean Starkman.

-- Slate: The Wall Street Journal may not be a perfect newspaper, but its news pages consistently run counter to its economic interests, writes Jack Shafer. The same can't be said for Rupert Murdoch.

-- Salon: Murdoch's bid to take over the Wall Street Journal is a dramatic illustration of why public ownership is a disaster for newspapers, writes Gary Weiss.

-- New York Observer: Dow Jones newsrooms are campaigning in droves to sink the Murdoch bid once and for all. …

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