From The New Yorker, Dana Goodyear on Robert Jobson’s last tour as royal editor of News of the World; Anthony Lane on Rupert Murdoch’s tabloid culture; and if the scandal caused journalists to reflect upon their own power, and their capacity to abuse that power, it would be a good thing. David Carr on how the phone hacking scandal could threaten Rupert Murdoch’s plans of succession and his family’s control over News Corporation. A review of The Deal from Hell: How Moguls and Wall Street Plundered Great American Newspapers by James O'Shea (and more). The kingdom and the paywall: Some people thought that on Arthur Sulzberger Jr.’s watch, the New York Times could actually become extinct — they might need to issue a correction. From The Economist, does the Internet make journalism better or worse? From World Policy Journal, student reporters from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism investigate the role of the Internet and digital technology in journalism in Russia and Asia, Latin America and Middle East. From Neiman Reports, a special issue on Community and the Links that Bind Us. The reporter next door: America's 8,000 weekly newspapers, chronicling local events, are no less essential than their big-city counterparts. Is it too late in the game to call hyperlocal efforts a complete waste of time and resources? Paul Lashmar on the future of investigative journalism: reasons to be cheerful. Who watches the watchdogs? Easy — they watch, snarl and bite at each other, ruthlessly. A panel on What Is Happening to News: The Information Explosion and the Crisis in Journalism by Jack Fuller. Written words and the words of the future: An interview with Conrad Black. An interview with Calvin Trillin: “I think journalists make a mistake writing about more than one person at a time”.

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