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Jan. 8, 2009, 10:20 a.m.

Morning Links: January 8, 2009

A belated happy new year to everyone trying to do good journalism or enable others to do so.

— Online-video viewing time increased 40 percent in the past year — fodder for anyone who wants to justify more video on their site.

— Those Connecticut papers on the brink have been rescued, at least for now.

— Rick Edmonds says that Atlantic article on the impending demise of The New York Timeshas some basic math problems. “Relax, Times-o-philes. The scenario is not the least bit plausible…corporate finance is not like an auto loan, in which the repo man comes if you miss a few payments.”

POSTED     Jan. 8, 2009, 10:20 a.m.
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