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7:55 AM ET, February 14, 2012

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Dan Lyons / Real Dan Lyons Web Site:
Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool  —  It's tough being a journalist, especially if you're covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you're stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy.
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Ben Parr / Ben Parr's Entrepreneurial Musings:
Tech Blogger Catfight!  Why Bloggers Attack Bloggers  —  I've been following the Path privacy controversy with a great deal of interest for the last week, but Crunchfund's MG Siegler has somehow steered the conversation from Path's mistakes to the degradation of journalism.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Aided by Silicon Valley, U.S. government ferrets out journalists' confidential sources
Discussion: Scripting News
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
News Corp executives at risk of US prosecution for ‘willful blindness’  —  American anti-corruption law holds company chiefs culpable for consciously avoiding knowledge of corrupt deeds at News Corp  —  News Corporation executives could be vulnerable to individual prosecution …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Sun's Trevor Kavanagh: News Corp team ‘boasting’ over help to police  —  War of words at publisher intensifies as paper's associate editor tells of ‘unease’ at role of internal inquiry  —  Parts of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation have been boasting about handing information to police …
Nitasha Tiku / Betabeat:
Whistleblowing Website Cryptome Hacked, Conspiracy Theories Do Not Abound  —  Cryptome, a sort of proto-WikiLeaks website best known for exposing the CIA analyst who found Osama Bin Laden, announced this week that its entire website had been hacked.  But, in a surprising response …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Oprah Apologizes for Tweet Encouraging Nielsen Viewers to Tune In  —  Oprah Winfrey apologized on Monday for publishing a message to Twitter that encouraged people counted in Nielsen ratings to watch her cable channel, potentially influencing the ratings.  —  “Every 1 who can please turn …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Conservatives At CPAC Search For The Right's Woodward And Bernstein  —  WASHINGTON — While Republican candidates score points slamming the media from the stump, prominent conservatives, gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, were busy encouraging young attendees to pursue journalism.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
At CPAC, plenty of lefty media, but campaign finance reporters left out
Discussion: ThinkProgress
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter and the incredible shrinking news cycle  —  In the not-so-distant past, news generally tended to travel in a few well-worn paths.  It was reported by a newspaper, it appeared on television at noon or 6 p.m. or it was mentioned on a drive-time radio show — and those involved usually …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: Online advertising passing by news organizations  —  News organizations are doing a crummy job of capitalizing on online advertising's growth.  The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism studied the websites of 11 newspapers, several TV networks, and Yahoo and the Huffington Post …
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Depressing: News Sites Are Their Own Biggest Advertisers
Discussion: TVNewser and Journalism.org
Jamie Keene / The Verge:
UK's ITV denies warning Apple away from iTV name  —  ITV has denied that there is any truth in reports that it has approached Apple to warn it off using the ITV name.  The Telegraph this morning suggested that British television network ITV's CEO Adam Crozier had written a letter to Apple regarding …
Discussion: 9to5Mac, The Next Web and TUAW
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Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations  —  This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series on Media Matters For America.  Daily Caller reporters Alex Pappas and Will Rahn contributed to this report.
Dave Davies / News Works:
Rendell, a bidder for Philly papers, mum on muzzling reporters  —  Anger surges through newsrooms at the Daily News and Inquirer  —  Inquirer & Daily News owners embarrass themselves, and us  —  If the local heavyweights associated with Ed Rendell buy Philadelphia's daily papers …
Discussion: @ckrewson and philebrity.com
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Music industry warms to digital streaming  —  It was Adele's night at the Grammy awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, where the British singer won six awards including best album for 21, which has sold 17m copies around the world.  —  Adele's international success makes the absence of her album …
 
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Doug Gross / CNN:
Myspace gains 1 million users, touts more music than Spotify
Dan Hodges / Total Politics:
We should all be worried about the Sun journos' arrest
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
In Amanda Knox Tale, a Delicate Bet for Publishers
Discussion: Personanondata
Reuters:
Murdoch facing battle with staff in Sun showdown
Discussion: CJR and New York Magazine
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HuffPo Blog Formerly Known As Parentlode Will Now Be Called ‘Parentry’
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Heloise Wood / Press Gazette:
Hugh Grant stands by ‘inference’ MoS hacked his phone
Discussion: Guardian
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Kindle To Japan And Brazil This Year?
Discussion: The Next Web
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Joe Scarborough Gets a Politico Blog
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Apple Launches Retina MacBook Pros with Faster Haswell Processors, More RAM Standard

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UK police start placing anti-piracy warning ads on copyright-infringing websites

 
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