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4:10 AM ET, February 27, 2012

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Anna Heim / The Next Web:
WikiLeaks starts publishing ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, with 25 media partners on board  —  WikiLeaks has begun publishing a new batch of revelations, ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, which contains information taken from 5 million emails belonging to Stratfor.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?  —  Late last week, TechCrunch writer MG Siegler broke the news that Apple was buying an app-discovery service called Chomp — although he didn't say where that news came from, just that it was a reliable source.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WSJ Pulls Back On What Google Searchers Can Read For Free  —  Are you used to using Google as a way around the Wall Street Journal's paywall?  Think again.  The WSJ has been holding back stories available through Google's “First Click Free” program, a move that I suspect other newspapers might soon emulate.
New York Times:
New Sunday Edition Signals That Murdoch Is Fighting Back  —  LONDON — For the past week, it has been just like old times: Rupert Murdoch, shirtsleeves rolled up, bossing the newsroom of the country's leading tabloid newspaper as if he had not been away building his media empire in America …
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BBC:
Rupert Murdoch oversees first edition of Sun on Sunday  —  Rupert Murdoch described the launch as a “fantastic achievement by great staff”  —  The Sun on Sunday newspaper is being printed, ready to go on sale for the first time.  —  About three million copies are expected to be printed …
Germain Lussier / /Film:
The 84th Annual Academy Award Winners  —  The 84th annual Academy Awards have now concluded and the biggest winners were The Artist, which took home three of the major awards including Best Picture, Hugo, which won several technical ones, and Meryl Streep, who pulled the biggest Oscar upset …
Bill Braun / American Journalism Review:
Taking Over the Media Beat at Poynter  —  Andrew Beaujon moves into what he calls “a great perch.”  Fri., February 24, 2012.  —  Bill Braun (billbraun711@gmail.com) is a student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.  —  Andrew Beaujon's new career path began …
Fred Wilson / A VC:
What's Wrong With Sensationalist Media  —  Check out this email I got from a major media company this past week: … Not interested in The Academy For Software Engineering, HackNY, TechStars NYC, or Angel List, which is where the money seems to be flowing (ie back into the startup ecosystem) …
Discussion: @antderosa and @jeffjarvis
Dalal Mawad / CJR:
Syria: Too Much Information?  —  How journalists wade through a social-media flood  —  For foreign journalists, the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths have ranged from exhilaratingly accessible (Egypt), to mortally dangerous (Libya), to frustratingly off-limits (Syria).
Discussion: Guardian and The Stream
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
It's a trend: Newspaper buildings are worth selling  —  Digital First Media CEO John Paton pronounced about a year ago that newspaper content “has finally found its value in the marketplace and that value is about zero.”  Newspaper buildings, though, are still apparently worth something.
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Brian Williams' ‘Rock Center’ Hits a New Low — Why NBC Won't Budge  —  Brian Williams' “Rock Center” hit a new ratings low on Wednesday night, so how long can NBC leave it on the air?  —  As long as it takes to gain traction, according to the network.  —  “It's not a play to get a show …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
BBC News app launches globally for large-screen Android tablets  —  On the same day BBC Worldwide announced that its global iPlayer app was booming in Australia, the BBC's commercial arm has revealed that its News app has launched internationally for larger screen Android Tablets.
 
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