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6:05 PM ET, February 19, 2012

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Jxpaton / Digital First:
Old Dogs New Tricks and Crappy Newspaper Executives  —  (Speaking notes for an address to the Canadian Journalism Foundation  —  Good evening.  —  I'm old media.  —  This is my 36th year as a newspaper man - apologies - my 36th year as a multi-platform news executive.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
Profitable news  —  One of the most controversial things I have said (you're welcome for that straight line) is that I insist my entrepreneurial journalism students at CUNY build only for-profit businesses.  When I said that at a recent symposium for teachers of entrepreneurial journalism …
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Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Why CNC is closing  —  James O'Shea, founder and editor of the Chicago News Cooperative, told his staff Friday afternoon that on February 26 the CNC would shut down.  Or to be more specific, it would stop publishing in the New York Times and stop maintaining its website, the two forums in which it publicly exists.
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Reporter's Death Puts Focus on Difficulties of Covering a Secretive Syria  —  The conflict in Syria has become, for journalists, one of the most difficult and dangerous assignments in many years, with at least five having died while covering the uprising that began there last March.
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Steve Coll / The New Yorker Blog:
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Erik Wemple:
Should the White House stay mum on Shadid?
Discussion: WWD, VOA and Poynter
Brian Stelter / ArtsBeat:
‘Colbert Report’ to Resume Taping  —  Stephen Colbert will resume production of his late-night show “The Colbert Report” on Monday, a spokesman for Comedy Central said Sunday.  —  Production was abruptly halted last Wednesday without explanation, prompting concern among the comedian's fans.
Discussion: The Daily What and Gothamist
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The Guardian Thrives in Facebook's Walled Garden  —  In September, British newspaper The Guardian was one of the first publishers to build an app designed specifically for its content to be consumed (and shared) within Facebook.  The upside: The prospect of added visibility to 850 million users.
Discussion: Poynter
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Chris Greenberg / The Huffington Post:
ESPN Racist Jeremy Lin Headline: Network Apologizes For Insensitive Headline For Knicks Loss  —  The unexpected emergence of Jeremy Lin from the depths of the New York Knicks' bench has been a dream for headline writers and just about everyone who loves puns.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
HuffPost Streaming Network Taps Al Jazeera English Host  —  Arianna Huffington Looks To Young Talent For Its Nascent TV Network  —  In The Huffington Post's early days, its hiring strategy focused on attracting scrappy, up-and-coming journalists whose hustle and familiarity with the way news spread …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Is the AP suing an aggregator or a search engine in the Meltwater case?  —  The Associated Press is heading into court to defend its copyright, but its leaders swear they're not on a crusade against aggregators.  How the case evolves could pivot on how a court considers the site AP is suing …
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Rendell Inquirer?  The specter of the instrumentalization of American news media  —  The possible sale of the Philadelphia Media Network — publisher of the Inquirer, the Daily News, and Philly.com — has sparked a debate over editorial independence.  That's because the potential buyers …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Inquirer, Daily News to share content, raising questions about future of separate Philly papers
The Week:
Is Fox News shifting to the Left?  —  Conservatives are grumbling that Fox isn't speaking their language anymore.  Did Fox chief Roger Ailes take his “course correction” too far? … Fox News chief Roger Ailes ordered a “course correction” at the network last year, parting ways with Glenn Beck …
 
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