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9:00 AM ET, February 17, 2012

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Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Anthony Shadid, A New York Times Reporter Dies in Syria  —  Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning newspaper correspondent whose graceful dispatches for both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack …
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Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Anthony Shadid, Reporter in the Middle East, Dies at 43  —  Anthony Shadid, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who died on Thursday at 43, had long been passionately interested in the Middle East, first because of his Lebanese-American heritage and later because of what he saw there firsthand.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Rupert Murdoch Announces Sun On Sunday, Says Suspended Employees Can Return To Work … The Sun , News Corp Bribery Scandal , Phone Hacking , Rupert Murdoch London , Rupert Murdoch The Sun , Sun Bribery Scandal , Sun On Sunday , Media News  —  Rupert Murdoch, in London to calm a staff revolt …
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Reuters:
Murdoch arrives in London to quell staff backlash  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch flew in to London on Thursday to address growing anger at his newspaper business and seek to reassure journalists of his commitment to their work.  —  Murdoch arrived at Luton airport on Thursday evening …
Discussion: Guardian and Press Gazette
Brian Cathcart / Guardian:
News International needs to decontaminate the Sun brand
Discussion: Press Gazette and Bloomberg
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
HarperCollins Is Said to Pay Nearly $4 Million for Amanda Knox Memoir  —  Updated  —  Four months after being freed from an Italian prison and cleared of charges that she murdered her roommate, Amanda Knox has sold her memoir to HarperCollins, the publishing house announced Thursday.
Michael Grotticelli / blog.broadcastengineering.com:
Five states propose ending support of public television  —  Right-wing politics and tough economic conditions have combined to threaten public television systems in at least seven states—including North and South Carolina, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Idaho, Kansas and Maine.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple Is Going To Anger A Lot Of Big Media Companies With AirPlay On The Mac  —  One of the coolest features in Apple's new desktop operating system, Mountain Lion, is AirPlay.  —  AirPlay already exists for the iPad and iPhone, but this version appears to be extend what AirPlay can do.
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Apple and the New York Times not meshing  —  The Wall Street Journal's Jessica Vascellaro scores the access coup of the week, maybe month.  An exclusive interview with Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook yields insight on how the company is migrating iPhone functionality to boxes.
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Pat Buchanan Is ‘Departing’ MSNBC: I Was ‘Blacklisted, But Not Beaten’  —  Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan is out at MSNBC, writing in The American Conservative that “My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.”  MSNBC confirmed the news.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
The Huguely case: What makes for a media mob?  —  In a famous essay about crime and the British press, George Orwell identified the kinds of murder cases that excited the news media and titillated the public.  The victims, he wrote, tended to be middle-class; the alleged perpetrators …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Twitter + Robots = Instant Stories, No Humans Required  —  Hey, how's Newt Gingrich doing on Twitter?  —  You could try answering this question yourself by combing through Twitter and looking at what Newt says there, and what people are saying about Newt there.  But that would take time and effort.
Discussion: WebProNews
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Demand Media Beats Expectations Slightly in Q4 Report; Buying Back More Stock; CEO: “Turbulent Year”  —  Demand Media, which has suffered from stock weakness and worries about its traffic and costs, beat Wall Street expectations in its fourth quarter earnings report, which was released after the market closed today.
Robert Rosenthal / Center for Investigative Reporting:
CIR receives $1 million MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions  —  The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced today that the Center for Investigative Reporting is one of 15 organizations in six countries that has received the MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions.
Discussion: Poynter and macfound.org
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Stu Woo / Wall Street Journal:
Bay Citizen Aims to Regroup, Turn Page
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Open Road Responds To HarperCollins E-Book Lawsuit
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Reuters' U.S. News Push Signs on Yahoo, AOL, MSNBC.com
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog:
Journalistic standards and media regulation after Wikileaks and the News of the World
Discussion: Techdirt
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
For The Economist, the uncommercial pays off
Mike Armstrong / Philly.com:
Papers, website to begin sharing some news coverage
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Jeremy Lin Is Shopping a Memoir. Start the Bidding!
Discussion: Forbes and The Atlantic Wire
Andrew Wallenstein / On The Air:
CBS producing for Netflix? Oh, the horror!
Discussion: AllThingsD
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
A Newark funeral home braces for the last rites of Whitney Houston, the media event of its career
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ed Rendell weighs in on Inquirer bid
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Stephen Colbert Suspends Production of His Show
Dylan Byers / Politico:
PolitiFact without the ‘Truth-O-Meter’
Erik Wemple:
Politico TV coming to a station on your dial?
The Huffington Post:
Neville Thurlbeck, News Of The World Reporter, Uses Blog To Launch NUJ Recruitment Campaign
Discussion: Neville Thurlbeck and ProPublica
Jim Romenesko:
You shouldn't lie to David Carr and NYT
Discussion: Capital New York
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Blockbuster Australian film will become first to premiere on Facebook in the US
 

 
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