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2:05 PM ET, February 23, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Lara Logan: ‘I Feel Guilty, I Feel A Little Bit Responsible’ For Marie Colvin's Death
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo News:   In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home
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
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Wounded Journalists Plead for Evacuation From Homs
Discussion: Guardian and Telegraph
Kerri Macdonald / Lens:
Parting Glance: Rémi Ochlik
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Natalie Peck / Hacked Off:   EXCLUSIVE: anonymous phone hacking victim HJK speaks to Hacked Off
The Huffington Post - UK:   Andy Coulson Loses Bid To Make Murdoch Pay Legal Costs
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.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Times and Sunday Times digital subscriptions to double in price  —  Weekly subscriptions to the Times and Sunday Times will cost £4 from next month, as part of ‘digital pack’  —  Digital subscriptions to the Times and Sunday Times will double in price to £4 a week next month.
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?
Discussion: Real Dan Lyons
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?
Mark Lisheron / American Journalism Review:
Romenesko Roars Back  —  Jim Romenesko is scrolling through his e-mail and tweets as any dedicated reporter would at 5:20 a.m. on a Saturday.  Stopping at the screenshot of an ESPN mobile headline sent to him by a reader, he thinks, “Holy s**t, I have to post this.”
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: FishbowlDC, 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.
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
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Vladimir Putin blogging for Huffington Post  —  In addition to being the Prime Minister of Russia, Vladimir Putin is also a contributor to the Huffington Post.  The Washington Free Beacon noted yesterday that Putin has written two posts for Arianna Huffington's website so far …
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.
Jim Romenesko:
CNC editor: No MacArthur Foundation interference
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 …
Jim Romenesko:   Detroit News unhappy with Romney camp's editing of endorsement
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James Crugnale / Mediaite:
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Discussion: Reuters
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
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