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11:45 AM ET, January 30, 2012

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Nick Davies / Guardian:
Mysteries of Data Pool 3 give Rupert Murdoch a whole new headache  —  The arrest of four Sun journalists threatens to open a fresh phase of the scandal surrounding News International  —  On Saturday morning, the police arrested four journalists who have worked for Rupert Murdoch.
Discussion: Times of India
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:   Sun arrests show that News Corp is now at war with itself
David Carr / New York Times:
Twitter Gives Glimpse Into Rupert Murdoch's Mind  —  As American business has become more and more media savvy, its leaders have appeared in media less and less.  Business reporters have to work their way past background conversations with underlings, written statements that state nothing …
Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
For ProPublica, More E-Books  —  ProPublica, the nonprofit news organization known for its investigative journalism, is about to expand its e-book efforts.  —  Following in the digital footsteps of The New Yorker, The New York Times, Politico, Vanity Fair and Cosmopolitan …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Barnes & Noble, Taking On Amazon in the Fight of Its Life  —  IN March 2009, an eternity ago in Silicon Valley, a small team of engineers here was in a big hurry to rethink the future of books.  Not the paper-and-ink books that have been around since the days of Gutenberg …
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Reports: Barnes & Noble Partnership With Waterstones; New Nook
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Gannett Misses Earnings On Special Charges, Digital Revenue Up  —  Gannett (NYSE: GCI) Co. posted lower than expected earnings for the fourth quarter of 2011 after incurring special charges related to workforce restructuring and asset write-downs.  A report also showed that its newspaper empire continues …
Michael Brendan Dougherty / Business Insider:
Drudge Fights Back Against The Charge He Is In Romney's Pocket  —  On the top right corner of the Drudge Report, the master of the news-cycle links to a story from Politico in which former Senator Fred Thompson alleges Drudge is in Romney's pocket.  —  And just below that link …
Discussion: FishbowlDC and New York Times
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David Weigel / Slate:   Drudge Winks  —  Before it's taken down, check out the joke Matt Drudge …
Mike Armstrong / Philly.com:
Inquirer, Daily News could be headed for sale  —  A minority shareholder of the parent company of The Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News is looking to sell its 30 percent stake, according to a story in the New York Post.  —  Alden Global Capital, a New York hedge fund that holds interests …
Tanzina Vega / New York Times:
Online Ambitions, and a Dash of Real Estate, Drive Newspaper Deals  —  IF the future of media is digital, who would want to buy a newspaper?  Many people, it turns out.  —  Investors acquired the newspapers in several major American cities in the second half of 2011, including The San Diego Union-Tribune …
The Telegraph:
Norway convicts two men over al-Qaeda plot on Danish newspaper  —  Two men were found guilty on Monday of involvement in an al-Qaeda plot to attack a Danish newspaper that caricatured the Prophet Muhammad, the first convictions under Norway's anti-terror laws.  —  Shawan Sadek Saeed Bujak during his sentencing
John Paczkowski / AllThingsD:
Where's the Fire?  Kindle Sales Pushing Six Million for the Quarter.  —  Has anyone seen one of Amazon's new Kindle Fires in the wild?  I haven't.  But evidently they're everywhere.  You just need to know where to look to find them — like Stifel Nicolaus analyst Jordan Rohan.
Discussion: CNET and Mashable!
Sarah Shearman / Brand Republic:
News International turns to Facebook for Fabulous ‘social media magazine’  —  News International (NI) is trialling a new publishing model with the launch of its first “social media magazine” on Facebook for its Fabulous magazine.  —  Tomorrow (1 February) NI launches its Fabulous for Facebook app …
Discussion: Noted
Mark Walsh / MediaPost:
ESPN Deems Mobile ‘First Screen’  —  As a pioneer in the mobile media space, ESPN has long seen the value of reaching fans on-the-go with sports scores, video highlights and specialized apps to feed their passion.  But rather than view mobile as the oft-described “third screen,” …
Discussion: Forbes, GigaOM and eMedia Vitals
Dan Roberts / Guardian:
Newsdesk live: the next phase of our open commissioning project  —  Join the Guardian's national news editing team to help us shape the news agenda and pursue stories as they develop through the day  —  • Read our first Newsdesk live blogpost  —  In October, we launched the first phase …
 
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