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3:35 AM ET, February 21, 2011

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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
Tina Brown's Quiet Restart of Newsweek  —  There will be no celebrity-studded gala with fireworks over New York Harbor this time.  No brash predictions of upending the magazine business.  —  The debut of Tina Brown's Newsweek will, in fact, look nothing like the opening of her last magazine …
New York Times:
Cellphones Become the World's Eyes and Ears on Protests  —  For some of the protesters facing Bahrain's heavily armed security forces in and around Pearl Square in Manama, the most powerful weapon against shotguns and tear gas has been the tiny camera inside their cellphones.
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Jon Williams / BBC:
The difficulty of reporting from inside Libya  —  Reporting from Libya is tricky at the best of times - clearly, the situation there right now is anything but.  —  For 41 years, Muammar Gaddafi - the self-proclaimed “Brotherly Leader and Guide of the Revolution” - has made life difficult for the Western media.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Key departures suggest 4 factors critical to the future of programming and journalism  —  PolitiFact's 2009 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting recognized its straightforward approach to politics, and it also validated the work of a little-understood, emerging type of journalist: the news app developer.
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
Engadget loses its second editor in two days: Ross Miller resigns  —  Engadget will be saying farewell to its second editor in the space of a week after its Associate Editor Ross Miller announced he was to leave the popular technology website after five years of service with Weblogs, Inc.
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Verne G. Kopytoff / New York Times:
Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Like any aspiring filmmaker, Michael McDonald, a high school senior, used a blog to show off his videos.  But discouraged by how few people bothered to visit, he instead started posting his clips on Facebook …
Discussion: @mathewi
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Bloggers, publishers and the Apple lockdown  —  Bloggers like simplicity.  They view themselves as computer industry geniuses, as the embodiment of a fantasied future, vectors for all forms of intellectual life, culture, news, entertainment... Bloggers believe in a world where traditional publishing …
Tim Arango / New York Times:
The Murdoch in Waiting  —  ON a night in late January when he should have been in the Swiss village of Davos, James Murdoch went to dinner here with his father, Rupert, and several journalists from The Sun, the tabloid that the Murdochs have owned since 1969.
Discussion: Guardian
Aleks Krotoski / Guardian:
The internet's effect on journalism  —  The web is a valuable tool, but old-fashioned press practices can still be best  —  For Peter Beaumont, this newspaper's foreign affairs editor, the revolution in Egypt revealed more than the power of the people in triumphing over repressive regimes …
ProPublica:
Female Foreign Correspondents' Code of Silence, Finally Broken  —  This piece was co-published in the New York Times  —  Thousands of men blocked the road, surrounding the S.U.V. of the chief justice of Pakistan, a national hero for standing up to military rule.
Discussion: Chickaboomer and New York Times
Ryan Spoon:
Techmeme Figuring Out the Blend of Real-Time & Published News.  —  I had the following post written and in the my blog's queue (which is how I usually write / blog).... and then something happened: Twitter and UberTwitter tussled.  —  And as it broke on Friday, there was a mixture of real-time commentary …
Discussion: broadstuff
 
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Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
The Web Is Our Friend  —  Here's the latest in my ongoing essay …
Chris Ariens / mediabistro.com:
Martin Bashir MSNBC Show Debuts Feb. 28; Thomas Roberts to Anchor 11am Hour
Bill Carter / Media Decoder:
MSNBC Hosts Settle In After Olbermann
Discussion: Inside Cable News
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