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7:55 AM ET, February 21, 2012

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E.D. Kain / American Times:
Possible Conflict Of Interest In ABC's Exclusive Access To Apple Chinese Supply Chain  —  ABC has been granted exclusive access to Apple's Chinese supply chain.  —  In January, the New York Times published a controversial and troubling report about working conditions in FoxConn factories where Apple products are manufactured.
Alex Fitzpatrick / Mashable!:
Tweeting a War: How One Journalist Is Using Twitter in Afghanistan  —  Journalists are using Twitter more and more these days, even in an unlikely place: Afghanistan.  —  With about a million active Internet users out of a total population of just less than 35 million …
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 and The Nation
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@wikileaks:   The only explanation for Bill Keller's bizarre attacks on Wikileaks, his former benefactor, is fear. The question is, of what?
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Twitter a newspaper, or is it the phone company?  —  Is Twitter a publisher and distributor of information like a newspaper, or is it just a dumb pipe like a telephone network?  Lawyers in Australia seem to believe that a case could be made that Twitter is a publisher, like a newspaper …
Discussion: citmedialaw.org, Thanks:@mathewi
Guardian:
Man convicted in conspiracy case also accused of hacking computer for NoW  —  Philip Campbell Smith, who allegedly hacked former army spy's computer for News of the World, convicted of conspiring to illegally access private information for profit  —  A man at the centre of allegations …
Discussion: Naked Security and Press Gazette
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Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Bulger killer could be in line for compensation from News of the World
Discussion: The Week UK
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Rupert Murdoch letter to News International staff ‘full of legal errors’
Paul McNally / journalism.co.uk:
A Guardian hotel?  Publisher says it is ‘exploring options’  —  Guardian News and Media says it is “currently researching and exploring a range of options”, amid claims that it is thinking of developing a new hotel concept.  —  A post on the Washington-based Harry's Place blog quoted …
Jim Romenesko:
The story behind ‘the most bad-ass obit ever’  —  “I have something really fun for you,” New York Times deputy obituaries editor Jack Kadden told Margalit Fox last Monday.  He handed the obit writer a copy of Adam Bernstein's Washington Post piece on “professional adventurer” John Fairfax, who died Feb. 8.
Discussion: Gawker
Suw Charman-Anderson / Forbes:
Million Dollar Book Proves Kickstarter Model, Now Authors Just Need The Reach  —  The Order of the Stick Reprint Drive became the first book project on Kickstarter to cross the million dollar mark last night.  Currently sitting at $1,072,528 raised from 12,797 backers and with 23 hours to go …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
James O'Shea calls early reporting on Chicago News Coop's demise “sloppy” and “inaccurate”  —  Chicago News Cooperative is planning to suspend operations next Sunday, editor and CEO James O'Shea announced in a letter to readers today.  Word of the Coop's fate spread on Friday …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Sun on Sunday: NI plots ad-backed push for sales top spot  —  Publisher to take battle to rivals with cut-price family-oriented product - and no topless page 3 models  —  The Sun's Sunday edition will be a more family-oriented product than its predecessor the News of the World …
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Sarah Fenske / Squid Ink:
Jonathan Gold Is Leaving the L.A. Weekly  —  ​Yes, it's true.  The Weekly's longtime food critic, Jonathan Gold, has accepted a job with the L.A. Times.  He'll be leaving here in a few weeks.  —  We're sad to see him go, as Gold is not only the first — and only …
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 …
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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Memorial fund set up in honour of New York Times journalist
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
The Pirate Bay could be blocked in UK  —  Filesharing site unlawfully shares copyrighted music, says UK high court  —  The filesharing website The Pirate Bay has come a step closer to being blocked in the UK after the high court ruled that the site breaches copyright laws on a large scale.
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 …
NY Daily News:
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 …
Discussion: The Wrap and Mashable!
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Lucas Shaw / The Baltimore Sun:
ESPN fires employee over racist Jeremy Lin headline
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
 
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