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9:45 AM 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 …
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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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets  —  TechCrunch, the long-time darling of the digerati, is smashed to bits and all of AOL's horses and men will be hard-pressed to put it together again.  The site has lost almost every one of its top writers and traffic has fallen sharply, dropping by 35 percent from a year ago.
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Daily-Deal Sites Offer Dose of Growth for Magazine Circulation  —  Responses to Subscription Offers on Groupon, LivingSocial and Fab.com Have Been Positive, but Will Strong Renewal Rates Follow?  —  For the past two years, there's been a healthy amount of debate — and maybe a bit of praying …
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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
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.
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 …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
NYC Newspapers Defend Spying On Muslims  —  NEW YORK — Bob McManus, editorial page editor of the New York Post, blasted the Associated Press on Tuesday, suggesting that the news organization cares more about winning a Pulitzer Prize than the threat of terrorism.  —  “It will win its prizes, or not,” McManus wrote.
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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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Hacker Monthly: It's the best of the Internet, printed out, and it's turning a profit  —  Lim Cheng Soon's story defies convention.  It's a story about the value of curation, the value of community, and, for some, the lasting value of print.  —  Lim is addicted to Hacker News …
Dave Itzkoff / ArtsBeat:
Michael Mann Brings ‘Witness,’ Documentary Series About War Journalists, to HBO  —  Having taken a deep dive into the world of hardened gamblers for the HBO drama “Luck,” the director Michael Mann is reteaming with that cable channel to create a documentary series about the lives of combat photographers.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News of the World ‘may have paid £850,000’ to Glenn Mulcaire  —  Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes submits table which he says shows phone-hacking investigator's earnings  —  The private investigator who allegedly conducted “industrial scale” phone hacking on behalf of the News …
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Telegraph:
Crimewatch presenter: NotW spied on me because of its links to Daniel Morgan murder case
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why Warren Buffett is wrong about newspaper paywalls  —  Warren Buffett, one of the world's wealthiest men, got that way by making smart investments in companies like Gillette and Coca-Cola Co., and now he has acquired a newspaper: the Omaha World-Herald, which he bought recently for $150 million.
Barry Petchesky / Deadspin:
“Twitter Is Not Your Personal Playground,” ESPN Reminds Its Employees  —  A mole sends along the following email, which was spammed out to ESPN talent on Monday: … Going unmentioned is the brow-mopping and relief in Bristol that controversies over childish Twitter fights over attribution …
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