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8:50 AM ET, February 8, 2012

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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Sky News clamps down on Twitter use  —  Reporters banned from reposting non-company tweets and told to check with the news desk before breaking news stories  —  Sky News has told its journalists not to repost information from any Twitter users who are not an employee of the broadcaster.
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Ben Fenton / blogs.ft.com:   Sky's the limit on retweets
Fleet Street Blues:
Sky News opts for old-fashioned content creation over curation with Twitter clampdown
Discussion: The Wall Blog and The Next Web
Brian Farmer / The Independent:
More phone-hacking claims settled  —  More high-profile figures have settled their phone-hacking damages claims, the High Court heard today.  Ex-footballer Paul Gascoigne, comedian Steve Coogan, Liberal Democrat deputy leader Simon Hughes and football agent Sky Andrew are among …
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Bloomberg:   Times Editor Apologizes for Misleading U.K. Court
Stephen Hull / The Huffington Post - UK:   Dominic Mohan, Sun Editor, Says Page 3 Girls Are ‘Healthy Role Models’
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Greg Kelly ‘thankful’ to be cleared of rape charges, will return to ‘Good Day’ soon  —  Fox 5 anchor Greg Kelly issued a statement through his publicist Tuesday night following news reports that the Manhattan D.A. will not charge him with rape.  —  “I am thankful that the investigation established …
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Daily Mail:
BREAKING NEWS: TV anchor Greg Kelly ‘will NOT be charged with rape’
Discussion: New York Times and Gawker
Erik Sass / MediaPost:
McClatchy Revenues Dip Nearly 8%  —  Major newspaper publisher McClatchy Co. reported that total revenues decreased 5% to $351.4 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.  The decline was attributed to weak print advertising demand, as total advertising revenues fell 5.7% to $270.9 million …
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Dale Kasler / Sacramento Bee:   McClatchy reports higher quarterly profits as signs show revenue slump easing
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
McClatchy Beats Earnings Forecasts, Touts Digital Investments
Discussion: Poynter and MediaPost
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
GOP Primary Show: Non-Stop News And Noise In The Age Of Twitter  —  Last week, Jon Ralston, a veteran Las Vegas Sun columnist, dared reporters to ignore Donald Trump's unveiling of his presidential endorsement — with low expectations about how that might play out.
Discussion: Poynter
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Elizabeth Spiers / spiers.tumblr.com:
The New York Observer, One Year In  —  I started at the New York Observer a year ago this week as editor in chief and editorial director of Observer Media Group, and it's been a fantastic year.  We introduced a lot of changes, launched several new properties and gained some nice momentum …
Discussion: Felix Salmon
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Peter Lewis / The Bay Citizen:
Bay Citizen, Center for Investigative Reporting Announce Intent to Merge  —  The Bay Citizen and the Center for Investigative Reporting have signed a formal letter of intent to merge the two award-winning Bay Area nonprofit news organizations, the directors of both companies announced Tuesday afternoon.
Discussion: California Watch
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
In latest report, circulation is up for ‘New York,’ ‘New Yorker’  —  During a six month period in which the magazine industry continued to see decreases in subscriptions and newsstand sales, New York's hometown glossies still eked out small circulation gains.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Magazine Newsstand Sales Still In Freefall
Kerry Lauerman / Open Salon:
Hit Record  —  There's a terrible stereotype about Web editors, that we just care about traffic.  Page views, unique visitors, clicks, hits, eyeballs, drivebys, furtive peeks, longing glances and everything in between.  —  And it's true!  —  Except I'm here to tell you that there's no easy trick …
Helena Williams / The Huffington Post - UK:
BBC Journalists' Families Caught Up in ‘Campaign of Intimidation’  —  Increasingly, journalists are being harassed and threatened for attempting to shed light on dark places, but a more insidious tactic of intimidation is being used.  Staff of the BBC Persian service said that recently …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Mail Online Income Quickening After U.S. Expansion  —  Mail Online's annual revenue growth rate has accelerated to a high of 70 percent following its big push in to the U.S., its publisher DMGT reported in Wednesday's interim disclosure for its October-to-January earnings.
Jim Romenesko:
Editorial cartoonists insulted by NYT solicitation  —  Hello -  —  The Sunday Review section is bringing back editorial cartoons!  Each week a single-panel cartoon will run on page 2, facing our weekly comics by Brian McFadden.  —  Please email your submissions to sundayreviewcartoons@nytimes.com
Discussion: CJR and Gawker
Patrick Thornton / Poynter:
How Siri, if opened up to third-party apps, could enhance news consumption  —  Apple's Siri voice technology is one of the must-have features of the iPhone 4S, and has become one of the phone's biggest selling points.  —  Voice technology is not new.  What makes Siri and similar technologies different …
Matthew Bryan Beck / Mashable!:
Pandora vs. Spotify: Who Will Win the Battle for Streaming Music?  —  Matthew Bryan Beck is an NYC-based singer-songwriter, producer, editor, graphic designer and photographer.  He writes the tech/social media blog Sludgr.  Follow him on Twitter and Subscribe on Facebook.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Why a Univision-ABC Partnership Might Make Sense  —  A long-brewing business plan between Univision and the Walt Disney Company's ABC News division to start an English-language cable news channel has been made public.  Though no announcement appears to be imminent, the television-news industry is now abuzz over the possibilities.
Technology Review:
How to Predict The Spread of News on Twitter  —  Computer scientists have discovered the four factors that make news stories popular on Twitter  —  Twitter has revolutionised the way millions of people receive news and the type of news they get.  So it's no surprise that there is huge interest …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals and The FJP
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Media Research Center blasts networks for not covering Obama's ‘attack on religious freedom’  —  The group that launched a $5 million campaign to combat liberal bias in the media last month sent a letter late Monday to network chiefs at ABC, NBC, CBS and CNN, blasting the collective lack …
Discussion: mediabistro.com
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Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
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Discussion: Slate
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Anticipation and expectation: Did Esquire's story trailer work?
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
The Koch Brothers Are Advertising Their Anti-Journalism Site on Pro-Journalism Sites
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Brad McCarty / The Next Web:
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Discussion: Guardian
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Lucy Battersby / Sydney Morning Herald:
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