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11:55 AM ET, February 17, 2012

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Rick Gladstone / New York Times:
Anthony Shadid, A New York Times Reporter Dies in Syria  —  Anthony Shadid, a prize-winning newspaper correspondent whose graceful dispatches for both The New York Times and The Washington Post covered nearly two decades of Middle East conflict and turmoil, died, apparently of an asthma attack …
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Margalit Fox / New York Times:
Anthony Shadid, Reporter in the Middle East, Dies at 43  —  Anthony Shadid, the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning foreign correspondent who died on Thursday at 43, had long been passionately interested in the Middle East, first because of his Lebanese-American heritage and later because of what he saw there firsthand.
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Murdoch: Sun on Sunday will be launched ‘very soon’  —  News Corporation chairman reportedly sends internal email to staff also announcing that the suspensions of all staff will be lifted  —  News International will launch its new national Sunday tabloid, The Sun on Sunday, “very soon”, it was reported today.
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Rupert Murdoch Announces Sun On Sunday, Says Suspended Employees Can Return To Work … The Sun , News Corp Bribery Scandal , Phone Hacking , Rupert Murdoch London , Rupert Murdoch The Sun , Sun Bribery Scandal , Sun On Sunday , Media News  —  Rupert Murdoch, in London to calm a staff revolt …
Reuters:
Murdoch arrives in London to quell staff backlash
Discussion: Press Gazette, Time and Guardian
Brian Cathcart / Guardian:
News International needs to decontaminate the Sun brand
Discussion: Deadline.com
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Reuters' U.S. News Push Signs on Yahoo, AOL, MSNBC.com  —  Reuters introduced its general U.S. news service, Reuters America, in late 2010 with one client, the Tribune Co. Now three major portals — Yahoo, AOL and MSNBC.com — have signed on to Reuters' U.S. news push.
Michael Grotticelli / Broadcast Engineering:
Five states propose ending support of public television  —  Right-wing politics and tough economic conditions have combined to threaten public television systems in at least seven states—including North and South Carolina, Rhode Island, Oklahoma, Idaho, Kansas and Maine.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple Is Going To Anger A Lot Of Big Media Companies With AirPlay On The Mac  —  One of the coolest features in Apple's new desktop operating system, Mountain Lion, is AirPlay.  —  AirPlay already exists for the iPad and iPhone, but this version appears to be extend what AirPlay can do.
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Pat Buchanan Is ‘Departing’ MSNBC: I Was ‘Blacklisted, But Not Beaten’  —  Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan is out at MSNBC, writing in The American Conservative that “My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.”  MSNBC confirmed the news.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Arianna Huffington's loyal flack departs to hang up his own shingle  —  Mario Ruiz, head of communications for The Huffington Post, is leaving the company to start his own agency after five years of doing P.R. for the website.  —  And, as is so often the case in these sorts …
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
For The Economist, the uncommercial pays off  —  (Reuters) - The Economist Group's chief executive, Andrew Rashbass, says the problem with most magazines today is that they have traded the courage of their convictions for commercial interests.  —  To illustrate this, Rashbass pulls …
Emil Protalinski / ZDNet:
Facebook announces more media apps for Timeline  —  Summary: Do you think Facebook news apps are annoying?  Well, they're not going away.  Instead, even more are being added from major media organizations, including from ZDNet's parent company.  —  Facebook today announced that 12 …
Mike Armstrong / Philly.com:
Papers, website to begin sharing some news coverage  —  Although they've shared ownership since the late 1950s and an office building, The Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News remained rivals in separate newsrooms, hustling for stories and photos.  —  With an impending relocation …
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Dylan Byers / Politico:   Ed Rendell weighs in on Inquirer bid
 
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Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
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