Thanks to JIM JOHNSON, at (NOTES ON) POLITICS, THEORY & PHOTOGRAPHY
To the best of my knowledge no comparably prominent newspaper in the U.S. devotes this sort of sustained attention to photography.
More links and sites to come I'm sure.
A couple of days ago, I posted a youtube video of a radio announcer talking about creative output and quality. The Radio announcer is Ira Glass, I actually was recommended, the video by a deli.cio.us account contact and fellow flickrnaut, thomask.