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7:35 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.
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 and Soup
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
TV Industry Taps Social Media to Keep Viewers' Attention  —  By the time the first ballot is opened at the Academy Awards next Sunday, millions of people will be chatting about the awards show on the Internet.  And ABC will be ready.  —  Trying to exploit viewers' two-screen behavior …
Discussion: Jezebel
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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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
New Jersey TV Station Is Accused of Failing Its Audience  —  WWOR-TV is the subject of an unusual investigation by the Federal Communications Commission, which is looking into charges that the station's owner, the News Corporation, misrepresented the station's number of employees and amount of programming.
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Tim Arango / New York Times:
The Murdoch in Waiting  —  ON a night in late January …
Discussion: Guardian
Anthony Crupi / Mediaweek:
Can Piers Punch Back?  —  Shaw had it half right: Not only are England and America two nations separated by a common language, but we're also forever riven by custom.  Perverse contrarians, the Brits revel in doing things the wrong way 'round, steering from the passenger's seat, adding the letter …
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
The Web Is Our Friend  —  Here's the latest in my ongoing essay series, Local Media in a Postmodern World.  —  The Web Is Our Friend  —  We're watching the world change before our eyes in the Middle East as everyday people are picking up the tools of new media to spread revolution against tyranny.
Amy Larocca / New York Magazine:
The Street Is Their Oyster  —  Two photo-bloggers, the Sartorialist and Garance Doré, in a very rewarding ménage à trois—with fashion.  —  Scott Schuman (thesartorialist.blogspot.com) and Garance Doré (garancedore.fr) are fashion bloggers, and they are very much in love.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
A Canon Still Camera is a “Game Changer” for Video Journalism, the AP's Kevin Roach  —  WASHINGTON — Increasing numbers of film makers and videographers are using a “still” camera to create video images of extraordinary quality.  —  The camera which is getting the most use is the Canon, EOS 5D Mark II, which sells for around $2500.
Discussion: Future of Journalism
 
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