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12:10 PM 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.
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Steve Huff / Betabeat:
[UPDATED] Anonymous Teams With Wikileaks To Publish Confidential Stratfor Emails in ‘The Global Intelligence Files’
David Leigh / Guardian:
Sun had ‘culture of illegal payments to sources’  —  Sue Akers tells media ethics inquiry of newspaper's payment systems that hid identities of ‘network of corrupted officials’  —  Read Sue Akers's full statement here (pdf)  —  Hours after Rupert Murdoch's defiant gamble of launching …
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Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Brooks and Coulson ‘told about hacking in 2006’  —  • Police source ‘told then Sun editor of around 100 victims’  —  • Records ‘suggested NI had paid Glenn Mulcaire over £1m’  —  • Email submitted to Leveson inquiry reveals Coulson briefing
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Felix Salmon:
Why journalists need to link  —  Jonathan Stray has a great essay up at Nieman Lab entitled “Why link out?  Four journalistic purposes of the noble hyperlink”.  I basically agree with all of it; links are wonderful things, and the more of them that we see in news stories …
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BuzzFeed:
Michael Hastings Joins BuzzFeed To Cover Obama Campaign  —  Social news leader BuzzFeed has hired Michael Hastings to cover President Barack Obama's re-election campaign.  Hastings, a bestselling author and writer whose coverage of the war in Afghanistan has shaken the political and military establishment …
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Murdoch claims three million sale for Sun on Sunday launch  —  Sunday title launches with ‘decency’ vow to readers - as media commentators describe first edition as ‘bland’  —  News Corporation chairman Rupert Murdoch has claimed a launch day circulation of more than three million for the first edition of the Sun on Sunday.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
PolitiFact walks back second ruling in a month, this time on Rubio claim  —  PolitiFact has revised its piece from Feb. 14, which found U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's contention that “the majority of Americans are conservatives” to be “Mostly True.”  It's now “Half True.”
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu and PolitiFact
David Carr / New York Times:
White House Uses Espionage Act to Pursue Leak Cases  —  Last Wednesday in the White House briefing room, the administration's press secretary, Jay Carney, opened on a somber note, citing the deaths of Marie Colvin and Anthony Shadid, two reporters who had died “in order to bring truth” while reporting in Syria.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
FT Digital Subscriptions Surpass Print In U.S. As Sign-Ups Slow  —  The Financial Times is still signing up new digital subscribers, but at the slowest rate since iPad lit up its business model in mid-2010.  —  {data_set="29"}  —  It attracted 17,000 new digital subscribers in the final three months …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
With Book, Buchanan Set His Fate  —  As the conservative polemicist Pat Buchanan prepared last fall for the release of his book “Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?,” some friends who worked with him at MSNBC were worried.  The book, they told him, would provoke controversy and threaten his professional well-being.
Discussion: Politico and Inside Cable News
Jordan Kurzweil / TechCrunch:
Print is Dead!  Long Live Print?  —  Editor's note: Jordan Kurzweil is Co-CEO of Independent Content, an agency that helps media companies launch new digital products and businesses.  Prior to starting Independent Content Jordan worked at AOL running original programming, and News Corp brining its traditional brands to digital.
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 …
 
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Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
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Discussion: Washington Post
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Dalal Mawad / CJR:
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WSJ Pulls Back On What Google Searchers Can Read For Free
Discussion: SEO Book.com
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
BBC News app launches globally for large-screen Android tablets
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Interview: Vogue Publisher Plans To Digitize Archives For Tablet Long Tail
 

 
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