Blogger acceptance *

Mark Glaser writes in USC's Online Journalism Review that more newspapers are cooperating with bloggers to link stories and drive readers to the paper. The prime example is the Wall Street Journal's opening of one big story a day to free access with an email the night before to bloggers, urging them to link the story. The New York Times now runs 27 separate RSS feeds that bloggers are encouraged to use. The L.A. Times, as usual, is charting a different course, going for higher rankings on the Google News page.

Add OJR: There's an unconfirmed report that the review has a new editor, Robert Niles, formerly of The job has been filled on an interim basis by the former OJR editor Larry Pryor since Michelle Nicolosi left for the investigative team at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in the spring. No confirmation yet from Niles or Pryor, but both have been asked.

* Add ex-OJR: Estranged former OJR stalwart Matt Welch performs an archival feat of some note and compiles the name, author and publisher of 41 anti-Bush books. He writes on his blog: "I'll add new titles as they come, and I will also soon compile a 'Liberals Suck Eggs' collection, for 'balance.' Enjoy"

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