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3:45 PM ET, February 27, 2012

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Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Brooks and Coulson ‘warned 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  —  Both Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson …
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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 …
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Leveson: inquiry remains ‘committed to free press’
Discussion: Guardian
Quinn Norton / Wired:
Wikileaks Pairs with Anonymous to Publish Intelligence Firm's Dirty Laundry  —  In an unprecedented collaboration between Anonymous and WikiLeaks, the secret spilling site began leaking Sunday night portions of a massive trove of e-mails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor …
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Steve Huff / Betabeat:
[UPDATED] Anonymous Teams With Wikileaks To Publish Confidential Stratfor Emails in ‘The Global Intelligence Files’
Anna Heim / The Next Web:
WikiLeaks starts publishing ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, with 25 media partners on board
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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Sonya Hubbard / footnoted.com:
Details about the Gray Lady's $25,000-per-hour consultant...  When the New York Times' (NYT) and its president and former chief executive, Janet L. Robinson, announced a few months ago that Robinson would step down at the end of the year - even though no successor had been identified - the news caught many off guard.
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.
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
Washington Post steps into paid content with iPad app for politics news  —  The new WP Politics iPad app, which launches Monday, marks The Washington Post's most significant attempt yet to charge readers for digital content.  —  The Post's website and most everything else it does digitally is free (ad-supported).
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Pearson Sees Digital Income Beating Print Publishing In 2012  —  Pearson's digital revenue grew 18 percent to £2 ($3.17) billion (a third of the total) through 2011, as its book publisher Penguin's e-book sales rose 106 percent and the group reached 43 million students through digital learning services.
Discussion: Media Week and Pearson
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 …
 
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