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3:10 PM ET, February 22, 2011

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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera English in talks with US cable providers  —  Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English, is holding talks with US cable providers about carrying the network in the US for the first time.  —  According to a release from Al Jazeera, the first meeting is scheduled for today in New York with Comcast.
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Journalists start arriving in Libya  —  With foreign journalists banned in Libya, it's been very difficult to confirm the reports emerging by phone and social media that the government is brutally cracking down on protesters demanding the ouster of the country's staongman leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Discussion: Guardian, TVNewser and On Media's Blog
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:   Syrian blogger jailed as social media helps protestors in Middle East
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Rothenberg Leaves Time Inc., Returns To IAB Following Griffin's Ouster  —  Despite a concerted effort by Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), Randall Rothenberg is leaving his new job as chief digital officer to return to his job heading the Interactive Advertising Bureau, paidContent has learned.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Next Question: What's A Publishing App? … There's been so much confusion in the wake of Apple's new subscription billing policy for apps that Steve Jobs felt the need to issue the proclamation above via his preferred method, a personal email.  (It's his version of the burning bush).
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Steve Jobs: Only publishers are bound by new in-app subscription rules
Discussion: VentureBeat, Ars Technica and Techland
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers  —  We heard it was coming and now here it is.  Amazon has flipped the switch on its “free” video streaming for Prime members, the service we've been hearing about for the past month or so.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Telegraph plans some digital content charges from September  —  Payment system described as ‘very light touch’, with a ‘very generous allowance’ before users forced to pay  —  Telegraph Media Group is understood to be planning to introduce charging for some of its digital content from September.
Wall Street Journal:
No More Mr. (Or Ms.) Nice Guy  —  As The Journal Drops ‘Courtesy Titles’ From the Sports Pages, It's Modernity Over Gentility  —  Joe Torre (left) and Derek Jeter after a 2001 playoff game.  —  Athletes get called many things, fairly and not.  Great ones are often described as “amazing …
Discussion: Gawker, Poynter and FishbowlNY
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver adjusts to New York Times as a blogger, 6 months after joining the newsroom  —  Until six months ago, Nate Silver had never worked in a newsroom.  Now he's at The New York Times, building his brand, strengthening his writing skills and developing new audiences for his FiveThirtyEight blog.
Long Island University:
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2010 GEORGE POLK AWARDS IN JOURNALISM  —  Rolling Stone honored for its history-making dispatch on the war in Afghanistan;  —  Associated Press wins for its extraordinary coverage of the Gulf oil spill  —  Long Island University has announced …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Why The Big Music Labels Won't Burn All Of Spotify's New Money (Right Away)  —  Spotify is set to cash a very big check.  What it's going to do with that money?  —  The streaming music service is going to raise something like $100 million, at a valuation of $1 billion or more, very shortly …
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Blockbuster to be sold; opening bid set at $290 million  —  Home video chain Blockbuster Inc., in bankruptcy, has opted to put itself up for sale after creditors were unable to agree on a recapitalization plan.  —  The Dallas-based company said Monday that it has submitted a plan …
Dirk Johnson / New York Times:
Book Lovers Fear Dim Future for Notes in the Margins  —  CHICAGO — Locked in a climate-controlled vault at the Newberry Library here, a volume titled “The Pen and the Book” can be studied only under the watch of security cameras.  —  The book, about making a profit in publishing, scarcely qualifies as a literary masterpiece.
Stefan Meeuws / The Next Web:
When will Google put the ‘You’ back in YouTube?  —  YouTube is one of the biggest websites in the world, according to Alexa.  Every hour, another 35 hours are added to the website.  This is common knowledge, but you wouldn't guess it from YouTube's homepage.
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Why journalists should learn to love data  —  Journalists are notorious for hating anything to do with math.  If we'd been any good with numbers, I often joke, we might have chosen a different career.  But it's essential for today's journalists to get comfortable working with data, and the good news is that more and more of them are.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why feds should not fund public broadcasting  —  There is no logical reason for the federal government to continue funding public broadcasting.  —  Fortunately, public broadcasters can afford to tell the feds to get lost.  Thanks to nearly $9 billion of sometimes-grudging federal support since 1969 …
 
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