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9:20 PM ET, February 14, 2012

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI staff demand openness over internal investigation unit  —  Following Sun arrests, NI staff body writes to chief executive regarding remit and scope of committee, and status of sources  —  The body representing News International staff is seeking an urgent meeting with chief executive Tom Mockridge …
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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 …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
News Corp. Without Newspapers Would Be Addition by Subtraction
Discussion: CJR, AdAge, Forbes and Company Town
Financial Times:
Murdoch puts top lawyer on Sun case
Discussion: Politico
Press Gazette:
News Corp hands over journalists' sources to police
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Sean O'Neill / @timescrime:   Have confirmed that senior Met officers have “reviewed” their arrest strategy in Weeting and Elveden. Dawn raids will now be the norm...
Michael Wolff / @michaelwolffnyc:   I'm hearing: Trevor Kavanagh spoke to Murdoch on Sunday. So...Murdoch signing off on rebellion at Sun, while helping police?
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Fair Use Or Free Riding?  The AP's New Attack On News Scraping  —  The Associated Press is becoming more aggressive in trying to rein in the information the news service scatters around the world.  After helping to launch a copyright monitoring service, the AP is now suing a company …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interviews: Meltwater Appeals UK Web News Fees As Both Sides Claim Victory
Discussion: NPR, Guardian and Poynter
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Media Matters memo called for hiring private investigators ‘to look into the personal lives’ of Fox employees  —  A little after 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2009, Karl Frisch emailed a memo to his bosses, Media Matters for America founder David Brock and president Eric Burns.
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Jack Shafer:
Media Madders  —  The “investigative series” that the conservative Daily Caller commenced this week about the liberal media watchdog outfit Media Matters for America and its founder David Brock accomplishes the impossible: It makes me sympathize with Media Matters and Brock.
Keach Hagey / Politico:
Fox News ‘course correction’ rankles some  —  As a white, male, middle-aged conservative talk radio host from Virginia, John Fredericks is something close to the Platonic ideal of a Fox News fan.  —  And until last year, he was one.  But then Fox's treatment of the Republican primary race …
Discussion: TVNewser
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
New Service Will Stream Local TV Stations in New York  —  A online television company has come up with a way to stream local television stations to paying subscribers on the Internet, potentially forming a new cord-cutting threat for cable and satellite distributors.
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Glenn Garvin / Miami Herald:
The profound lies of Deep Throat  —  Kids say the darndest things.  Speaking to a college journalism class last week, I learned the students had recently seen the All The President's Men, the film noir tale of the Washington Post's pursuit of the Watergate scandal.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ethan Bronner out as NYT Jerusalem chief  —  One year after the New York Times public editor recommended his reassignment, Ethan Bronner is being replaced as Jerusalem bureau chief.  —  Today, the Times announced that Education editor Jodi Rudoren has been named Jerusalem bureau chief.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hearst to Link Digital Editions With Amazon  —  Is it a magazine—or catalogue?  —  Magazines have been increasingly blurring the line between editorial and commerce, lending their names to products and shopping sites.  Now, computer tablets and e-readers are making it more tempting to bridge that gap.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dan Loeb Recruits Former NBC Boss Jeff Zucker for His Raid on Yahoo  —  Here's Dan Loeb's formal declaration of war against the old guard at Yahoo, along with his list of allies.  —  The activist shareholder wants four of Yahoo's board seats, one of which he wants to occupy himself.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Some best-guesses about what BuzzFeed is up to, and why it is in fact about Arianna, a little  —  In all the conversation about BuzzFeed, two questions and answers get repeated over and over again.  But I don't think the answers have been quite right—for a mixture of reasons, probably.
Discussion: BuzzFeed
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Free Interactive E-Book Publishing Platform—From Inkling, Not Apple  —  Startup iPad publisher Inkling is launching a free, cloud-based, interactive e-book publishing platform, Inkling Habitat.  That may sounds a bit like iBooks Author, but a preview of the program suggests that it is indeed …
Mat Honan / Gizmodo:
Happy Valentine's Day, Tech Bloggers  —  There's been so much hate and self-righteous indignation in tech blog circles lately.  Name calling.  Ugly accusations.  Petty bickering.  It's even divided good friends, brother against brother.  Can't we all just get along?
Discussion: ZDNet, @ryanfs, @mathewi, broadstuff and The Awl
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Ben Parr / Ben Parr's Entrepreneurial Musings:
Tech Blogger Catfight! Why Bloggers Attack Bloggers
Discussion: SiliconFilter and UNTETHER.tv
 
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