External Sources

David Carr considers the future of Brian Tierney’s Philadelphia Newspapers. [NYT]

Howard Kurtz wonders whether we still need newspaper critics. [WaPo]

The Times opens bureaus in Phoenix and Kansas City. [Bloomberg]

Disney chief offers mild support for ABC. [NYT]

Rupert Murdoch finds a new sparring partner, Silvio Berlusconi. [LAT]

Media feud classics: Henry Luce vs. Harold Ross. [New Yorker]

Conan continues contract talks with Fox and kicks off his comedy tour in Oregon; old people, meanwhile, watch Leno. [Reuters, NYT]

Editors are not cheery about the future of journalism. [NYT]

Just Asking: Which media blogger and his wife used to have threesomes with another woman?” [NYP]