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12:35 PM ET, February 20, 2012

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Jeremy Lin headline slur was ‘honest mistake,’ fired ESPN editor Anthony Federico claims  —  EXCLUSIVE: ‘This had nothing to do with me being cute or punny’  —  Jeremy Lin looks on during Knicks' victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.  —  The ESPN editor fired Sunday for using …
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Lucas Shaw / The Baltimore Sun:
ESPN fires employee over racist Jeremy Lin headline  —  ESPN has fired one employee and suspended another for using the same racist word in connection to New York Knicks' guard Jeremy Lin.  In both cases, an employee used the word “chink” in reference to Lin, a Palo Alto, California, native of Chinese descent.
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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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Memorial fund set up in honour of New York Times journalist  —  The University of Wisconsin-Madison announced a memorial fund in honour of Anthony Shadid, as well as plans for a scholarship and ‘possibly’ an award in his name  —  The university at which New York Times foreign correspondent …
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James Barron / New York Times:
Anthony Shadid, Times Correspondent, Posthumously Honored  —  A 24-year-old reporter who covered the sexual abuse scandal at Penn State and a Maine newspaper that uncovered substandard conditions in subsidized housing were among the winners of George Polk Awards in Journalism for 2011 announced …
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Sunday Sun: rivals likely to take biggest hit  —  Expect Murdoch's new edition to sell about 2.5m - and for the Sunday Mirror, People and Daily Star Sunday to forfeit readers  —  Rupert Murdoch's Sun on Sunday marks the rebirth of one newspaper.  But that impact will it have on others in a shrunken Sunday tabloid market?
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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”.
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
No bail curbs to stop return of arrested Sun journalists
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Sun on Sunday to be edited by Dominic Mohan
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Nook 8GB Tablet coming on February 22nd to better compete with Kindle Fire  —  The Nook Tablet's biggest problem so far has been that it costs $50 more than Amazon's Kindle Fire while targeting the same budget-conscious Android tablet market.  That's likely to change soon, however …
Bill Keller / New York Times:
WikiLeaks, a Postscript  —  THIS is apparently the revenge of Julian Assange: everyone who runs afoul of the rock-star leaker is condemned to spend eternity discussing the cosmic meaning of WikiLeaks.  As the editor of The Times during our publication of many articles based on that treasury …
Discussion: Gawker
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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Chris Satullo / newsworks:
Newsrooms, not newspapers, are the asset that needs to be saved  —  I worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for 20 years, and every time this one thing happened, I hated it.  At regular intervals, a magazine writer or a reporter for one of the alternative weeklies would decide it was time to trot …
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Bulger killer could be in line for compensation from News of the World  —  One of the killers of James Bulger is seeking to sue News International for more than £50,000 after he was informed that his phone may have been hacked by the News of the World.  —  Robert Thompson
Discussion: The Week UK
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch letter to News International staff ‘full of legal errors’
 
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