Morning Reading 8 19 09

Let’s call this Wednesday edition the “peacemakers” version as the articles below attempt to pick sides in two of the wars of words in the last week. Within, the value of learning alternative viewpoints presents itself. Also, a bonus article from the Economist.

Let the record show, I’m trying not to be overly biased here, and I’m not afraid to post something I disagree with; the Save the News takedown of Howard Kurtz’s response to last week’s Washington Post Op-Ed by Rather is a good example.

  • Saving Journalism: Howard Kurtz Is Wrong, Dan Rather Is Right [Save the News]
  • More on the Link Economy: End of Media as We Knew It [bNet]
  • The town without news [The Economist]

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