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1:55 AM ET, February 20, 2012

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Martin Phillips / The Sun:
The Sun next Sunday  —  A historic announcement  —  from Britain's most popular paper  —  THE Sun on Sunday has arrived.  —  Next weekend will see the birth of the first ever Sunday edition of your favourite paper.  —  Rupert Murdoch announced last week that The Sun on Sunday would be coming “very soon”.
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Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch to launch Sun on Sunday next weekend  —  News International says media mogul will stay in London to oversee birth of News of the World replacement  —  The Sun on Sunday will publish for the first time next weekend, News International has announced.
Discussion: Globe and Mail
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
David Carr / New York Times:
Media Hype for Lin Stumbles on Race  —  You don't have to be an economics graduate from Harvard like Jeremy Lin to do the math on the media explosion about Linsanity.  —  The suddenly celebrated Lin is a four-fer: a God-fearing, Asian-American, Ivy League benchwarmer who has changed the fortunes of the New York Knicks.
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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.
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
An open letter to the next owners of Philadelphia Media Networks  —  Dear next owner of Philadelphia Media Networks...whoever you are,  —  I've been meaning to write you for a couple of weeks — it's been hard what with all the confusion not only about what we're allowed or not allowed …
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Rasmus Kleis Nielsen / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Rendell Inquirer? The specter of the instrumentalization of American news media
Discussion: Philly.com, mediabistro.com 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.
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 …
Jen Doll / The Atlantic Wire:
Brian Stelter: What I Read  —  How do people deal with the torrent of information pouring down on us all?  What sources can't they live without?  We regularly reach out to prominent figures in media, entertainment, politics, the arts and the literary world, to hear their answers.
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 …
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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