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11:10 AM ET, February 16, 2012

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New York Times:
Interference Seen in Philadelphia Papers  —  Last week, Gregory J. Osberg, chief executive and publisher of the Philadelphia Media Network, which publishes The Inquirer, The Daily News and Philly.com, summoned the news organization's three most senior editors to his office.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
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You shouldn't lie to David Carr and NYT  —  By Wednesday morning, Chozick and Carr had multiple sources confirm Osberg's meeting with editors, and the two knew they were going to use it in their story.  “So that was one of my first questions [to Osberg]: 'Did you hold the meeting with the three editors? …
Buzz Bissinger / New York Times:
Who Will Tell Philadelphia's Story?  —  I LIVE in Philadelphia.  I have for nearly 40 of my 57 years.  It is a wonderful city but also a corrupt one.  Power is concentrated in the hands of a select few, who sometimes act in the public interest but too often act in their own interests …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Philly papers to lose 37 positions through buyouts, layoffs  —  Philadelphia Media Network executives announced at a meeting with Guild leaders today that they will reduce the newsrooms of the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com by 37 positions.  The company will offer buyouts first, and then begin layoffs if necessary.
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Murdoch Set to Face Sun Newsroom After Arrests  —  Rupert Murdoch faced down angry labor unions and journalists a quarter-century ago to establish a new printing plant in east London.  This week he travels to the same part of town to calm unhappy employees.
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The Huffington Post:
Neville Thurlbeck, News Of The World Reporter, Uses Blog To Launch NUJ Recruitment Campaign  —  NUJ head Michelle Stanistreet has launched a campaign to get News International journalists back in the union via the News of the World's former chief reporter's blog.
Lena Groeger / ProPublica:   Murdoch's Circle: The Growing News International Scandal
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Journalists' employers must protect sources, says Lords committee chair
Discussion: Jon Slattery
Frances Martel / Mediaite:
Colbert Report Suspends Production For The Week, Reasons Unknown  —  If you just flipped over to Comedy Central to catch Stephen Colbert after a new episode of the Daily Show, you may have been surprised to catch Colbert talking about Herman Cain.  Yes, there is a rerun of the show tonight …
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Justin Berton / San Francisco Chronicle:
Berkeley group gets $1 million journalism grant  —  A Berkeley journalism nonprofit group won a $1 million grant from the MacArthur Foundation on Wednesday.  —  The Center for Investigative Reporting, a 35-year-old outfit that distributes articles through a variety of media, including The Chronicle …
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Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:   Bay Citizen Aims to Regroup, Turn Page
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
CBS May Produce New Show for Netflix  —  The digital video boom has generated lots of extra money for big media companies, who are selling off old shows to services like Amazon, Hulu and Netflix.  —  But as those services start to dabble in creating their own shows, big media companies …
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Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Blockbuster Australian film will become first to premiere on Facebook in the US  —  Facebook is about to get it first box office coup as Tomorrow, When the War Began, an Australian smash hit title, is to become the first film to be released on the social network at the same time that it hits cinemas in the US.
Joe Flint / Company Town:
CNN officially severs ties with Larry King  —  CNN and Larry King are going their separate ways.  —  Though King gave up his daily prime-time talk show on CNN in December 2010, he still had a deal for several specials.  The last of those — “A Larry King Special: Dinner With the Kings” — aired in December.
Eric Eldon / TechCrunch:
A Month In, Facebook Timeline Brings New Growth For Myspace, Yahoo News, Pinterest, And Others  —  Having rolled out Timeline at the end of last year, Facebook followed up in mid January by letting third-party apps integrate with the reverse-chronological scrapbooking feature.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Ignoring the Facts at PolitiFact  —  Nobody is a bigger fan than I am of the rise of the fact-checking movement in contemporary journalism.  It's so refreshing to see reporters scrutinizing politicians' statements and allegations, and reaching conclusions rather than settling for the tired, old “he says, she says” approach.
Discussion: Saint Petersblog and The Raw Story
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Fact from fiction: PolitiFact draws ire for checking ‘Glee’
Discussion: Mediaite and Politico
 
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