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12:50 PM ET, February 23, 2012

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James Barron / New York Times:
Marie Colvin's Mother Recalls Her Determination to Get the Story  —  Marie Colvin got into Yale University the way she would later get into foreign countries, with grit and determination.  —  After spending a year in Brazil on a student exchange program, from January of her junior year …
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Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Wounded Journalists Plead for Evacuation From Homs
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo News:   In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home
Expatica:
French paper trying to contact reporter hurt in Syria
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Erika Solomon / Reuters:   Wounded French reporter at risk of bleeding to death - activists
Kerri Macdonald / Lens:
Parting Glance: Rémi Ochlik
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Theakston and Brazier sue NI  —  Presenter and Jade Goody's former husband join string of public figures taking action against News of the World publisher  —  Jamie Theakston and Jeff Brazier, the former husband of Jade Goody, are among the latest public figures to sue News International …
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Charlotte Church settles phone-hacking case with News International  —  Details of deal between star and News of the World publisher to be announced in court next week  —  Charlotte Church has settled her civil action against News International and the private investigator Glenn Mulcaire …
The Huffington Post - UK:
Andy Coulson Loses Bid To Make Murdoch Pay Legal Costs  —  David Cameron's former director of communications Andy Coulson has been denied permission to appeal against a High Court decision that his former employer News Group Newspapers (NGN) does not have to pay his potential legal costs over the phone-hacking affair.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Cherie Blair to sue News International
Discussion: BBC, Press Gazette and Guardian
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Murdoch confirms Sun on Sunday will be 50p  —  Rupert Murdoch takes to Twitter to announce price of new Sunday edition, plus a price reduction for Saturday's paper  —  Rupert Murdoch has taken to Twitter to confirm that the Sun's new Sunday edition will cost 50p.  He also announced a 17% cut in price for the Saturday Sun.
Discussion: Media Week and @rupertmurdoch
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John Plunkett / Guardian:   Times and Sunday Times digital subscriptions to double in price
Todd Wasserman / Mashable!:
Google to Launch TV Service  —  Google is looking to get into the paid TV business.  —  The company filed an application last week to provide video service to residents of Kansas City, Mo., according to The Wall Street Journal.  If approved, the service could launch as soon as a month from now …
Dan Lyons / The Daily Beast:
Ethical or Not, Silicon Valley Bloggers Hit Up VCs for Angel Funds  —  It's a win-win game: Bloggers write favorably about both sides' portfolios, and everyone exits with 100x returns.  Even social media maven Robert Scoble is getting in on the game.  But whatever happened to journalistic integrity?
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Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
AP unveils new logo for first time in 30 years  —  The Associated Press announced a new logo this morning, an update of the one that's perched elegantly atop stylebooks for 30 years.  The letters are now black, the “A” no longer leans against the “P” in an avuncular fashion, and both letters are on the same baseline.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and PRNewser
The Baron:
Reuters changes editorial priorities in quest for Pulitzers  —  Reuters is adopting a new editorial approach aimed at winning Pulitzer Prizes: long, in-depth, investigative special reports from all bureaux.  In the longer term the organisation will have fewer journalists; they will be better paid.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Are aggregation and curation journalism?  Wrong question  —  The battle between traditional media and the blogosphere over aggregation (or “curation,” if you prefer) continues to rage.  In the latest skirmish, Forbes blogger Kashmir Hill got thrown under the bus by many for a recent blog post …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Mail Online close to 100m users  —  Associated Newspapers network remains world's most popular newspaper website with more than 99m monthly browsers  —  Mail Online had a shade under 100 million monthly browsers in January, as the traffic growth of the world's most popular newspaper website showed no sign of stopping.
Discussion: Media Week and Press Gazette
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Media General explores sale of its newspapers  —  Just after the market closed Wednesday, Media General announced it is “exploring the potential sale of newspaper operations.”  The company, which owns 21 newspapers in five states, just two weeks ago got more time to ease a debt crunch it's been facing.
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The IRS and the Chicago News Cooperative  —  I wrote back in November that the tax man was making it harder for the nonprofit-news movement to flourish or even survive.  —  Now the IRS figures prominently in the downfall of a major nonprofit news organization, the Chicago News Cooperative.
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Jim Romenesko:
CNC editor: No MacArthur Foundation interference
Discussion: Chicago Current
Jim Romenesko:   Did CNC ‘cause problems’ for MacArthur's City Hall friends?
Felicia Pride / FishbowlNY:
Engadget Editorial Director Heads to TMZ  —  After hearing from a source that Joshua Fruhlinger is leaving his position as editorial director for Engadget, Joystiq and TUAW to oversee digital at TMZ, Mario Ruiz, spokesperson for Huffington Post Media Group confirmed Fruhlinger's departure.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / Talking Points Memo:
Romney Campaign Scrubs Criticism from Editorial Before Sending It Out  —  Romney Campaign Scrubs Criticism From Editorial Before Sending It Out  —  There are a lot of kind words for Mitt Romney on the Detroit News editorial page Wednesday.  But by trying to hide the few words that weren't very nice …
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Jim Romenesko:   Detroit News unhappy with Romney camp's editing of endorsement
 
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Enrico Campitelli Jr / The700Level.com:
Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News Editors Address Future of Sports Coverage
Norman Fowler / Guardian:
Murdoch may be down but he's not out.  His companies can't be allowed to dominate - and neither can the BBC
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
NY Times Editorials On Economy Edge Out WSJ In Mediaite Survey Of Top University Economists
Brent Lang / The Wrap:
Comcast Makes Good on Diversity Promise — Will It Pay?
Discussion: Reuters
Nick Stern / CNN:
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WAMU news director claims ‘firewall’ transgression
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