By paulgillin | July 18, 2007 - 4:45 am - Posted in Fake News

The Trib covers its own no-doubt controversial decision to publish front-page ads in this balanced piece of reporting. The Wall Street Journal’s earlier move to put ads on page one no doubt will open the floodgates to others, as that prime property commands the highest advertising rates. The question editors are asking is whether this is opening a Pandora’s box? But as the dean of Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism is quoted as saying in this story, “The alternative is no newspaper, and I’m happy to make that trade-off.”



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