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1:20 PM ET, February 29, 2012

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James Murdoch Steps Down as Executive Chairman, News International to Focus on Expanding International TV Businesses  —  NEW YORK—(BUSINESS WIRE)—News Corporation today announced that, following his relocation to the Company's headquarters in New York, James Murdoch, Deputy Chief Operating Officer …
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Robert Peston / BBC:
Murdochs: Exit James, enter Rupert  —  James Murdoch will remain chairman of BSkyB  —  “You don't need more than one Murdoch in charge”.  —  That is what a senior News Corporation executive said to me in explanation for why James Murdoch has quit as chairman of News International, the UK operations of the Murdochs' News Corporation.
Paul Sonne / Wall Street Journal:
James Murdoch Steps Down as Executive Chair of News International  —  LONDON—News Corp. said Deputy Chief Operating Officer James Murdoch is stepping down as executive chairman of the company's beleaguered U.K. newspaper unit, a move that comes as he relocates to New York in the role of deputy chief operating officer.
Discussion: New York Times and Company Town
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Brooks ‘had her phone hacked twice a week’
Discussion: @megan
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:
Leveson Inquiry: phone hacking police identified 418 potential victims in 2006
Discussion: Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World ‘may have paid £850,000’ to Glenn Mulcaire
Discussion: The Independent
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
Helpful Tips For Keeping Your Job As Editor Of TechCrunch  —  I rarely get writers block, but I've aborted multiple attempts to write about the leadership change at TechCrunch yesterday.  So I'm going to keep it simple.  —  I'm exceptionally bummed that so many people have left TechCrunch.
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Scoop: Less than 1M Google TV devices in use  —  It's widely known Google TV hasn't exactly been a success story.  Early CE partner Logitech lost millions on the device, and consumer feedback was mostly negative after the first devices reached the market in late 2010.
Seth Godin / paidContent:
Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?  —  We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap'n Crunch.  If the owner doesn't like cherries, she doesn't have to sell them.  —  And the cereal maker shouldn't work under …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook Pitches Advertisers on a New Ad Model  —  Facebook sold $3 billion worth of ads last year, but it's still feeling its way around the ad business.  —  And the ad business still isn't sure what to make of Facebook: Grand new marketing paradigm, or a collection of 800 million people …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
IRS delays make it hard for nonprofit news sites to build their businesses  —  Anyone with a cursory knowledge of the nonprofit news field knows the big players: VoiceofSanDiego.org, Texas Tribune, MinnPost, ProPublica, et. al.  —  You probably haven't heard of the Arlington Mercury or the San Diego Newsroom.
Discussion: J-Lab
Stan Diel / Business News from The Birmingham News:
Birmingham Weekly to be published every 10 days  —  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Birmingham Weekly, the alternative newspaper, will publish every 10 days rather than every seven, beginning immediately, owner Stephen Humphreys said today.  —  There are no plans to change the name of the publication …
Discussion: AAN
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
How The New York Times' corrections tracker improves accuracy  —  How do you handle a reporter who's making more mistakes than usual?  —  The New York Times recently confronted this issue with a regular freelancer whose corrections total was spiking.  —  Greg Brock, the Times senior editor …
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Peter Beaumont / Guardian:
Syrian activists killed in Paul Conroy rescue mission  —  Up to 13 activists died smuggling the Sunday Times photographer out of the country, it has emerged  —  Paul Conroy, the Sunday Times photographer wounded in the leg in an attack in the besieged city of Homs, has been smuggled …
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Former Top News Corp. Spokeswoman Teri Everett Joins Time Inc.
Discussion: Adweek
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Julian Assange claims ‘intellectual property’
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
“Twitter Is Not Your Personal Playground,” ESPN Reminds Its Employees
Discussion: Erik Wemple