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5:05 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 …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
When Reporters Become Targets, War Coverage Is Reduced to a Stream of Videos
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo News:
In the wake of reporter deaths in Syria, White House grilled on aggressive journalism at home
Discussion: ABC News
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Lara Logan: ‘I Feel Guilty, I Feel A Little Bit Responsible’ For Marie Colvin's Death
Discussion: Reuters, Erik Wemple and Channel 4
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Wounded Journalists Plead for Evacuation From Homs
Kerri Macdonald / Lens:
Parting Glance: Rémi Ochlik
Wikileaks suspect Bradley Manning defers pleas  —  Bradley Manning is accused of leaking 700,000 files to Wikileaks  —  The US Army private accused of leaking classified documents to Wikileaks has chosen not to enter a plea at the start of his court martial.
Discussion: The Next Web
National Post:
Bradley Manning formally charged with ‘aiding the enemy’ by giving files to Wikileaks  —  Supporters of U.S. Army Private Bradley Manning, an Army intelligence analyst, hold vigil outside the gates of U.S. Army Fort George G. Meade where Manning's Article 32 preliminary hearing will begin December 18, 2011 in Fort Meade, Maryland.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Females on Campaign Trail Go For Sexpot Look  —  Forget about SexyTwitPics.  Washington has its own crop of would-be sexy females on the loose.  And an unusual trend is developing among campaign and White House reporters of the XX persuasion.  They're using provocative …
Erin Gloria Ryan / Jezebel:
Concerned Female Reporter Can't Help But Notice Female Reporters Are Looking Awful Slutty Nowadays [Sluts]  —  With everything from birth control to equal pay under assault, it's never been more important that we, as women, tackle the issues that really matter to women today.
Hunter Walker / Politicker:   Is This Twitter Avatar Too Sexy for Politics?
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.
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
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
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?
Robert Scoble / Scobleizer:
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?
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 …
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.
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.
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Say Goodbye To Blockbuster Stores  —  The Blockbuster brand emerged from the ashes of bankruptcy to have an impact on the bottom line of its new owner, Dish Network (NSDQ: DISH).  The satellite TV service provider reported its first subscriber uptick in about two years, growth that was driven …
Discussion: Multichannel, MediaFile and MediaPost
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.”
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
Support Long-Form Journalism With This Online Kickstarter Project  —  Most Kickstarter projects are some permutation of the words iPad, iPhone, case, stand, shell, and stylus.  But this project is a permutation of the words long-form, journalism, and website.
Discussion: Felix Salmon and 10,000 Words
Stephen Robert Morse:
Why I will not donate to this Kickstarter campaign that purports to save journalism and why you …
Discussion: Forbes and Boing Boing
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.
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Michelle Woo / OC Weekly:
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Discussion: CNN
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James Crugnale / Mediaite:
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Discussion: Erik Wemple
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
Media General explores sale of its newspapers
Erik Wemple:
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David Holmes / Fast Company:
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