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With Sale, Phila. Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity

The Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister tabloid, the Philadelphia Daily News, are up for sale for the fourth time in six years. The publisher has been accused of interfering with coverage about the sale, and journalists worry that the seemingly favored bidders will try to influence news coverage as well.
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Obama Campaign Buys Air Time In Michigan Touting Auto Bailout

A day after the superPAC supporting President Obama purchased air time in Michigan for a spot attacking Mitt Romney for his opposition to the auto industry bailout, the president's re-election campaign itself bought air time in the state to run a pre-Republican primary ad on the issue.
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A California Civil War Over Internet Piracy

In southern California, Hollywood howls over "piracy" and is pushing for legislation. In the north, Silicon Valley cries foul over what it sees as restrictions on a free and open Internet. The most pressing issue for both may be the huge sums of money each stands to lose.
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Funding For Public Broadcasting In Virginia May Be Saved

Funding for public broadcasting in Virginia may not disappear completely after all, under a budget amendment approved by state senators.

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Egypt's Press Still Feels The Power Of The Military

Hopes ran high for a new era of freedom of expression after the ouster of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. But a year later, Egypt's independent media still face challenges from the ruling military council and from self-censorship.
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How Companies Are 'Defining Your Worth' Online

Advertisers collect information with every digital move people make. They then target ads based on that information. Communications scholar Joseph Turow worries that advertisers will use such data to discriminate against people and put them into "reputation silos."
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Marie Colvin Died In Syria While Exposing 'The Horrors Of War'

One of two journalists killed today, she spent her life reporting from war zones across the world to illuminate the tragedies and perils that ordinary people caught in extraordinary events face.

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