FishbowlDC: The Washington Post responded to criticism of its proposal offering lobbyists and others off-the-record access to reporters and editors for a price. The “salon” idea has since been nixed altogether. Also: some fun bits from the AP‘s interview with President Barack Obama today.

The New York Times: Biweekly gay newspaper The New York Blade has suspended publication after its parent company, HX Media, was sold.

Editor & Publisher: MediaNews Group, which publishes the Denver Post and other daily papers, has denied bankruptcy rumors.

Boston Globe: Boston magazine owner Herb Lipson‘s approach to owning a magazine: “When the economy turns and it [the magazine] gets skinny, he figures the editor is an idiot,” a former editor said.

BusinessWeek: Jon Fine has a chuckle at SalaryTK.com, “The job board for journalists who don’t want to get paid.”