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Lame Journalism: A Story About Link Journalism

These depressed times call for…lame Times? A story in NYT about media sites linking to other news sources, which somehow is supposed to be novel. Every year the battle is won a little more, but this surely isn’t new, or news. Anyway, one bit of new info: that NBC’s local station division will start morphing the local TV sites into full-fledged city guides. This will start tomorrow with its Chicago affiliate, WMAQ, where the site will link to competitors such as The Chicago Sun-Times, USA Today, TMZ and the local blog Chicagoist. NBC’s local division has hired about 55 people to create original content and filter the Web, it says.