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10:10 AM ET, December 21, 2011

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Nancy Phillips / Philly.com:
Four say Philly Daily News writer Bill Conlin sexually abused them as children  —  Three women and a man say they were molested as children by Bill Conlin, a Hall of Fame baseball writer and Philadelphia Daily News columnist.  —  In vivid accounts, the four say Conlin groped and fondled them …
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Larry Platt / Philly.com:
How do we report about our own?  —  I have been a journalist for more than a quarter century, and I have never had a professional experience that was sadder - or more shocking - than reading the allegations leveled against Bill Conlin today.  —  As detailed by the Inquirer's Nancy Phillips …
Will Bunch / Boston Herald:   Philly papers share outrage over Bill Conlin case
The 20 | NBC Philadelphia:
Bill Conlin Retires, Doesn't Resign
Discussion: Poynter
Fox Sports:
Report: NBC reporter charged with DUI  —  NBC News correspondent Jay Gray charged with drunken driving after he attended a party at the house of the attorney for accused child molester Jerry Sandusky, TMZ reported Tuesday.  —  According to the report, Gray was pulled over after drinking …
Discussion: TMZ.com, The Hollywood Gossip and TVSpy
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: James Hipwell gives evidence - live  —  • Ex-Mirror journalist witnessed Morgan's phone being hacked  —  • Hipwell says hacking ‘was bog standard journalistic tool’  —  • He says voicemails were deleted to stop Sun getting stories
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Guardian:   First police officer arrested over alleged payments for journalists
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Times ‘terminates’ blogging pressman Ed Padgett  —  Ed Padgett, a Los Angeles Times employee for 39 years, has been in trouble with the bosses before for his blog posts.  This time, he says today, Human Resources called from out of nowhere to tell him he had been fired.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Marcus Brauchli, Washington Post Editor, Gathers Veteran Staffers To Steady Uneasy Newsroom  —  NEW YORK — The Washington Post newsroom has changed dramatically in recent years, with hundreds of staffers leaving in a series of buyouts and numerous star reporters and editors decamping …
Discussion: Washington Post
Adam Serwer / Mother Jones:
Defeating the Point of Fact-Checking  —  Fact-checking, as a genre, probably shouldn't exist.  It does largely because of one of the weirder conventions of mainstream journalism, which is to give equal weight to competing claims regardless of whether or not they actually deserve it.
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Alec MacGillis / The New Republic:
The Hard Truth About Fact-Checking
Discussion: Slate, Mother Jones and AlterNet.org
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Glenn Mulcaire wins legal fees battle with News of the World publisher  —  News Group Newspapers had no right to cancel private eye's legal fees over alleged phone hacking, high court rules  —  Glenn Mulcaire has won his high court bid to force News Group Newspapers to continue to fund his legal fees in cases of alleged phone hacking.
Discussion: Press Gazette
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The Huffington Post - UK:   Andy Coulson Loses Battle Against NotW Over Legal Fees For Phone Hacking Case
David Dishneau / Associated Press:
US close to resting case against Manning  —  FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — The U.S. government neared the end of its case Tuesday against the Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest leak of national secrets in American history.  —  The prosecution was expected to call its final six witnesses …
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Guardian:   Bradley Manning hearing - Tuesday 20 December 2011 as it happened live updates
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Five things I would do as CEO of the New York Times  —  Janet Robinson recently stepped down from her position as chief executive officer of the New York Times, and while there haven't been any official announcements about why she left, the Wall Street Journal says that Robinson's lack …
Discussion: Gawker, eMedia Vitals and Reuters
John Eggerton / Multichannel:
Tennis Channel Wins Program Carriage Complaint Against Comcast  —  First Time a Network Has Prevailed in a Program Carriage Complaint Against Cable Operator  —  An FCC Administrative Law Judge has ruled in favor of the Tennis Channel in its program carriage complaint against Comcast.
Discussion: New York Times, Company Town and Adweek
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Joe Flint / Company Town:
Bloomberg TV says Tennis Channel win over Comcast boosts its case
Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
Inside The Atlantic: How One Magazine Got Profitable by Going ‘Digital First’  —  The Atlantic's James Bennet, Scott Havens, Bob Cohn and Justin Smith.  Photo courtesy of Richard A. Bloom.  —  With consecutive quarterly growth in both print and digital advertising sales …
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
Seth Godin / Seth Godin's Blog:
The new lazy journalism  —  When journalism was local, the math of reporting was pretty simple: you found a trend, an event or an issue that was important and you wrote about it.  After all, you were the voice to your readers.  Being in sync with a hundred or a thousand print journalists around …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nielsen And comScore Put An End To Their Patent War, Enter Cross-Licensing Agreement  —  Online audience measurement and Web analytics companies Nielsen and comScore have settled their patent disputes, according to a joint statement released this morning.  —  Nielsen filed suit against its rival …
The Detroit News:
Borders era over as judge confirms bookseller's liquidation  —  Borders Group Inc. won approval from a U.S. bankruptcy judge Tuesday on the final details of the retailer's liquidation, marking the end of the country's former No. 2 bookseller.  —  The 40-year-old Ann Arbor company started …
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
U.S. Attorney Recuses Himself From News Corp. Investigation  —  The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara, has recused himself from the office's ongoing investigation into News Corp. because of a longstanding friendship with a News Corp. board member.
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC accused of stifling local radio cuts debate
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