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12:25 PM ET, December 22, 2011

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Philly.com:
Years of silent fear: 6th person accuses Conlin  —  LINDA STELLA said that she was just a girl when Bill Conlin pulled her onto his lap and began “flexing his leg muscles” during a family birthday party at his house in South Jersey.  She leaped off his lap and looked back.
Discussion: Philly.com, Slate and Deadspin
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Victor Fiorillo / The Philly Post:
Bill Conlin Is Innocent
Discussion: Deadspin
Nancy Phillips / Philly.com:
Another woman comes forward over abuse by Bill Conlin
Discussion: Philly.com
Chicago Tribune:
Sun-Times sold to local investor group  —  Deal with Wrapports LLC valued at more than $20 million, expected to close by end of the year  —  The deal to acquire Chicago's No. 2 newspaper is done.  —  Sun-Times Media Chairman Jeremy Halbreich confirmed Wednesday evening that a new company led …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry receives more than 200 submissions from outside media  —  Inquiry says it has been sent 411 submissions of evidence in total, including 93 from those claiming to be victims of the press  —  The Leveson inquiry into phone hacking and media ethics has received more than 200 submissions …
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BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Summary of week six
Discussion: Business Insider
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Where the First $1 Million From Louis C. K.'s Special Is Going  —  Though the comedian Louis C. K. may not seem like the kind of guy who derives much joy from the holiday season - let alone anything else - Santa Claus has brought him an early Christmas gift.
Discussion: Rolling Stone and Business Insider
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Most-Read Newspaper Websites In Europe  —  We often see national and international breakdowns of newspaper website popularity, but rarely by continent.  —  Here is comScore (NSDQ: SCOR) Media Metrix's chart of the most-read newspaper sites in Europe (June 2011), as features …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Mail Online tops 80m monthly online browsers  —  UK's most popular newspaper website hits new high, as guardian.co.uk's monthly users rise to more than 63 million  —  Mail Online topped 80 million monthly online browsers for the first time in November in a busy news period when guardian.co.uk also broke new traffic records.
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:
GCI buys ‘thousands’ of iPhones and other devices, memo says, in ramp-up of mobile newsroom tech  —  Following is a memo U.S. newspapers division President Bob Dickey sent to employees today.  I'm posting this from my iPhone (!), with limited Web access.  ​  —  ​Dec. 21, 2011
Discussion: Fortune, Poynter and Electronista
Wall Street Journal:
Cable Chief Fires Back at MSG Sports Network  —  As Dispute Escalates, TWC CEO Touts Model That Would Shift Programming to Separate Tier  —  Facing a heated battle with MSG sports network over rising rates, Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt said sports channels …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Jenna Russell / The Boston Globe:
Professor at BU faces charge in fatal crash  —  PLYMOUTH - A well-known Boston University journalism professor and former longtime ABC News correspondent will be charged with vehicular homicide in connection with an October accident that killed a 26-year-old Plymouth man.
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Robinson exit to cost New York Times over $15 million  —  (Reuters) - Janet Robinson, who will step down as chief executive of the New York Times Co on December 31, will receive an exit package in excess of $15 million, according to people familiar with the situation.
Bill Cooke / Random Pixels:
Is Huffington Post Miami guilty of theft?  —  Arianna Huffington is most famous for launching a website that posts thousands of stories a week, most of them written by people who don't get a dime for their work.  —  Much of what appears on HuffPost is written by bloggers who write for no pay.
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
Investors call on News Corp to loosen Murdoch family's grip  —  News Corp directors urged to abolish stock structure that leaves ‘vast majority’ of shareholders ‘disenfranchised’  —  News Corporation directors are coming under renewed pressure from investors to loosen the grip of the Murdoch family …
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story:
Boehner's office cuts off C-SPAN cameras as GOP takes verbal beating  —  A strange thing happened Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill.  —  As Rep. Stenny Hoyer (D-MD) attempted to call for a vote to extend a payroll tax cut to middle class and working Americans, his Republican colleagues adjourned …
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Monthly
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Tumblr Bets on Big-Name Publishers  —  Twitter used its entree with celebrities — hello @aplusk and @oprah! — to build a tech platform into a media juggernaut.  Tumblr is hoping to do the same, only it's banking on old-school media properties to popularize its platform and create the kind …
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Amazon Stops Hiding Competitors' E-Reading Apps On The Kindle Fire  —  Amazon has stopped pretending that a group of e-reading apps it allowed onto its Android Appstore weren't available on the Kindle Fire.  For whatever reason, the company was effectively hiding e-reading apps from companies like Wattpad …
Wall Street Journal:
Internet Radio Wants More Ad Dollars  —  If a song plays on the Internet, rather than the radio, does it count for anything?  —  That question is at the heart of an intensifying dispute between traditional radio broadcasters and online radio service Pandora Media Inc. over how their audiences are measured.
Jakob Schiller / Raw File:
CNN's iReport Produces Controversy, Llama Photos  —  CNN recently laid off at least 50 staff, including several photojournalists, in favor of affiliate contributions and iReport — CNN's user-generated content department which does not pay users for their submissions.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYPD describes training program for officers in the First Amendment rights of press at protests  —  The New York Police Department has “stepped up” its media training in the past month since news outlets complained of “abuses” by officers assigned to the scenes of protests, according to a department press officer.
John Eggerton / Broadcasting & Cable:
FCC Expected Thursday To Vote On Proposed Media Ownership Changes  —  Expected to propose scrapping radio-TV, crossownership, loosening TV-newpaper crossownership, but keeping local caps and asking whether shared service agreements should count toward those caps.
Discussion: Company Town
Arif Durrani / Media Week:
The Sunday Times prepares iPad and Android editions for Christmas Day  —  The Sunday Times will be published on Christmas Day this year for the first time in its 190-year history, thanks to its new digital versions.  —  The Sunday Times: readies digital versions
 
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Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Piers Morgan's phone was hacked, says ex-Mirror journalist
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New York Times:
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Mac McClelland / Mother Jones:
What Is Good Fact-Checking?  —  Amid Politifact's “lie of the year” …
Discussion: Attackerman
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘The New York Observer,’ in a bid to go national, will expand its editorial department
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