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TVNewser: Fox & Friends had a special guest host today: Miss California Carrie Prejean. Donald Trump predicted we’ll be seeing more of her on Fox.

FishbowlDC: Freed Iranian-American journalist Roxana Saberi will give her first post-prison interview to NPR tomorrow.

AgencySpy: Another example of magazines looking for ad dollars wherever they can get it: TVGuide.com uses logo for ad space.

Boston.com: Two Boston Globe unions ratified cost-cutting contracts last night, keeping the paper alive for the moment. (And check out the link for a touching video featuring Globe pressmen.)

The Observer: The Observer named staffer Tom McGeveran interim editor, taking over for Peter Kaplan, who is departing to join Conde Nast Traveler. Kaplan cheered McGeveran’s appointment, saying “he is tomorrow’s journalist because he is someone who knows how to merge print and electronic.”

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U.S. Journo Rushed to Trial in Iran

20090302_roxana_saberi_33.jpgThe news is not getting any better for American journalist Roxana Saberi, 31, who was arrested in Iran in January ostensibly for working without press credential, but was later charged with espionage.

The Times is reporting that Saberi (who has dual American/Iranian citizenship) was rushed to trial yesterday, behind closed doors. An Iranian spokesperson said “Yesterday, the first trial session was held. She presented her final defense…The court will issue its verdict within the next two to three weeks.”

The Times says it is “unclear why the trial was moving at such a fast pace — especially because the charges leveled against Saberi were so serious.” The U.S. Government has been pushing for Sabieri’s release and her parent’s are apparently in Iran right now, though they have yet to speak publicly to the press there, though they have been very vocal here in the US since their daughter’s arrest.