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9:25 AM ET, December 22, 2011

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Chicago Tribune:
Sun-Times sold to local investor group  —  Deal with Wrapports LLC valued at more than $20 million, expected to close by end of the year  —  The deal to acquire Chicago's No. 2 newspaper is done.  —  Sun-Times Media Chairman Jeremy Halbreich confirmed Wednesday evening that a new company led …
A.J. Daulerio / Deadspin:
A Conversation With Bill Conlin The Day Before The Inquirer Dropped Its Molestation Story  —  The first email arrived at 4:28 p.m. Monday.  Subject line: “Hot button issue.” … That story was published on Tuesday—a lengthy investigation by the Philadelphia Inquirer into allegations that Conlin …
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Gail Shister / The Philly Post:
Inky Reporter Nancy Phillips Talks About the Bill Conlin Investigation  —  “It wasn't that complicated.  I wouldn't put this among my top accomplishments as a reporter,” she says  —  Inquirer investigative ace Nancy Phillips has been deluged with emails, voicemails, tweets …
Nancy Phillips / Philly.com:
Another woman comes forward over abuse by Bill Conlin
Discussion: Philly.com
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry receives more than 200 submissions from outside media  —  Inquiry says it has been sent 411 submissions of evidence in total, including 93 from those claiming to be victims of the press  —  The Leveson inquiry into phone hacking and media ethics has received more than 200 submissions …
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BBC:
Leveson Inquiry: Summary of week six  —  Allegations that phone hacking was more widespread than just the News of the World (NoW) were made during the sixth week of the Leveson Inquiry.  —  Lord Justice Leveson's inquiry into media ethics, sitting at London's Royal Courts of Justice …
Discussion: Business Insider
Guardian:   Daily Express editor was ‘obsessed’ with Madeleine McCann story, inquiry hears
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Robinson exit to cost New York Times over $15 million  —  (Reuters) - Janet Robinson, who will step down as chief executive of the New York Times Co on December 31, will receive an exit package in excess of $15 million, according to people familiar with the situation.
Jenna Russell / The Boston Globe:
Professor at BU faces charge in fatal crash  —  PLYMOUTH - A well-known Boston University journalism professor and former longtime ABC News correspondent will be charged with vehicular homicide in connection with an October accident that killed a 26-year-old Plymouth man.
Wall Street Journal:
Cable Chief Fires Back at MSG Sports Network  —  As Dispute Escalates, TWC CEO Touts Model That Would Shift Programming to Separate Tier  —  Facing a heated battle with MSG sports network over rising rates, Time Warner Cable Inc. Chief Executive Glenn Britt said sports channels …
Discussion: Media Decoder
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Most-Read Newspaper Websites In Europe  —  We often see national and international breakdowns of newspaper website popularity, but rarely by continent.  —  Here is comScore (NSDQ: SCOR) Media Metrix's chart of the most-read newspaper sites in Europe (June 2011), as features …
Discussion: Guardian
Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story:
Boehner's office cuts off C-SPAN cameras as GOP takes verbal beating  —  A strange thing happened Wednesday morning on Capitol Hill.  —  As Rep. Stenny Hoyer (D-MD) attempted to call for a vote to extend a payroll tax cut to middle class and working Americans, his Republican colleagues adjourned …
Discussion: Mediaite and Washington Monthly
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Tumblr Bets on Big-Name Publishers  —  Twitter used its entree with celebrities — hello @aplusk and @oprah! — to build a tech platform into a media juggernaut.  Tumblr is hoping to do the same, only it's banking on old-school media properties to popularize its platform and create the kind …
NPR:
WikiLeaks Military Hearing Faces Closing Arguments  —  FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — Lawyers for the Army intelligence analyst blamed for the biggest national security leak in American history rested their case Wednesday, with closing arguments ahead before Pfc. Bradley Manning learns whether he will face a court-martial.
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Larry Shaughnessy / CNN:   Bradley Manning defenses calls only 2 witnesses
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Herman Cain Got Most Press Coverage Of GOP Contenders, Pew's 2011 Media Study Shows  —  NEW YORK — He's no longer running for president, but Herman Cain will finish 2011 having racked up more national media coverage than any other Republican candidate, according to a report released Wednesday …
Discussion: The New York Observer
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘The New York Observer,’ in a bid to go national, will expand its editorial department  —  The New York Observer is gearing up to go national.  —  The 25-year-old weekly newspaper is considering spinning off a nationally focused website, and will increase the size of the full-time editorial staff …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
NYPD describes training program for officers in the First Amendment rights of press at protests  —  The New York Police Department has “stepped up” its media training in the past month since news outlets complained of “abuses” by officers assigned to the scenes of protests, according to a department press officer.
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Piers Morgan's phone was hacked, says ex-Mirror journalist  —  James Hipwell, who was fired over City Slickers scandal, claims colleague hacked into the then editor's phone  —  James Hipwell, the former Daily Mirror journalist, has told the Leveson inquiry he witnessed …
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The Huffington Post - UK:   Heather Mills: ‘I Never Played Piers Morgan Voicemail Tapes’
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Kindle for iOS update brings magazines, newspapers, textbooks to iPad  —  Amazon has just pushed a new revision of its Kindle app to the iTunes App Store, and iPad owners will definitely want to hit that update button.  That's because they now have access to the same full-color magazines …
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
Kindle Adds Periodicals to iOS Apps: But Will Consumers Read Them?
 
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Carrie Brown-Smith / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Street Fight
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Discussion: The Vook Blog
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New York Times:
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Mac McClelland / Mother Jones:
What Is Good Fact-Checking?  —  Amid Politifact's “lie of the year” …
Discussion: Attackerman and Mother Jones
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
All Eyes on Viacom/YouTube Case After Court Rules For Veoh
Discussion: MediaPost and NetNewsCheck Latest
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Russ Mitchell Leaving CBS News For Local Station In Cleveland
David Brauer / MinnPost:
Is ex-reporter Christine Clayburg paying TV journalists to help clients tell their good news stories?
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
AOL's Activist Investors Say Armstrong's Content Play Isn't Working
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Scribd Protests SOPA By Making A Billion Pages On The Web Disappear