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4:25 PM ET, February 22, 2011

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Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera English in talks with US cable providers  —  Al Anstey, managing director of Al Jazeera English, is holding talks with US cable providers about carrying the network in the US for the first time.  —  According to a release from Al Jazeera, the first meeting is scheduled for today in New York with Comcast.
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Michael Calderone / Yahoo! News:
Journalists start arriving in Libya  —  With foreign journalists banned in Libya, it's been very difficult to confirm the reports emerging by phone and social media that the government is brutally cracking down on protesters demanding the ouster of the country's staongman leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Nathan Olivarez-Giles / L.A. Times Tech Blog:
Syrian blogger jailed as social media helps protestors in Middle East  —  A veteran blogger in Syria was jailed Sunday — yet another example of just how important to demonstrators, and threatening to government regimes, the Internet can be.  —  The blogger, Ahmad Abu Khair …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Rothenberg Leaves Time Inc., Returns To IAB Following Griffin's Ouster  —  Despite a concerted effort by Time Warner (NYSE: TWX), Randall Rothenberg is leaving his new job as chief digital officer to return to his job heading the Interactive Advertising Bureau, paidContent has learned.
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Next Question: What's A Publishing App? … There's been so much confusion in the wake of Apple's new subscription billing policy for apps that Steve Jobs felt the need to issue the proclamation above via his preferred method, a personal email.  (It's his version of the burning bush).
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Steve Jobs: Only publishers are bound by new in-app subscription rules
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Telegraph plans some digital content charges from September  —  Payment system described as ‘very light touch’, with a ‘very generous allowance’ before users forced to pay  —  Telegraph Media Group is understood to be planning to introduce charging for some of its digital content from September.
Tim Stevens / Engadget:
Amazon launches Prime Instant Video, unlimited streaming for Prime subscribers  —  We heard it was coming and now here it is.  Amazon has flipped the switch on its “free” video streaming for Prime members, the service we've been hearing about for the past month or so.
Judy Battista / New York Times:
N.F.L. Labor Dispute Plays Out on Twitter  —  A few hours after N.F.L. owners filed a complaint against the players union last week alleging that it was not bargaining in good faith, Houston Texans right tackle Eric Winston took to his keyboard to react.  —  “The NFL has reached that point …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver adjusts to New York Times as a blogger, 6 months after joining the newsroom  —  Until six months ago, Nate Silver had never worked in a newsroom.  Now he's at The New York Times, building his brand, strengthening his writing skills and developing new audiences for his FiveThirtyEight blog.
Megan Carpentier / Guardian:
Why women hit the media glass ceiling  —  Anne Hays's complaint to the New Yorker about the lack of female bylines has brought to the fore a wider media debate  —  The writer and editor Anne Hays recently penned an open letter to the New Yorker on Facebook, demanding her money back for the most recent issue.
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Wall Street Journal:
No More Mr. (Or Ms.) Nice Guy  —  As The Journal Drops ‘Courtesy Titles’ From the Sports Pages, It's Modernity Over Gentility  —  Joe Torre (left) and Derek Jeter after a 2001 playoff game.  —  Athletes get called many things, fairly and not.  Great ones are often described as “amazing …
Discussion: Gawker, Poynter and FishbowlNY
Long Island University:
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF 2010 GEORGE POLK AWARDS IN JOURNALISM  —  Rolling Stone honored for its history-making dispatch on the war in Afghanistan;  —  Associated Press wins for its extraordinary coverage of the Gulf oil spill  —  Long Island University has announced …
Joelle Tessler / Associated Press:
Court bars streaming of TV programming online  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — In a key victory for television broadcasters, a federal court has ordered a Seattle start-up called ivi Inc. to stop distributing broadcast signals over the Internet without their consent.  —  The U.S. District Court …
Deborah Potter / NewsLab:
Why journalists should learn to love data  —  Journalists are notorious for hating anything to do with math.  If we'd been any good with numbers, I often joke, we might have chosen a different career.  But it's essential for today's journalists to get comfortable working with data, and the good news is that more and more of them are.
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why feds should not fund public broadcasting  —  There is no logical reason for the federal government to continue funding public broadcasting.  —  Fortunately, public broadcasters can afford to tell the feds to get lost.  Thanks to nearly $9 billion of sometimes-grudging federal support since 1969 …
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Blockbuster to be sold; opening bid set at $290 million  —  Home video chain Blockbuster Inc., in bankruptcy, has opted to put itself up for sale after creditors were unable to agree on a recapitalization plan.  —  The Dallas-based company said Monday that it has submitted a plan …
 
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Echo:
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Los Angeles Times:
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Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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Discussion: Yahoo! News and Guardian