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3:20 PM ET, March 1, 2012

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Larry Solov / Big Journalism:
In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.  —  Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.  —  We have lost a husband, a father, a son …
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Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Blogger, Dies at 43  —  Updated Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger and activist who became well-known for publishing undercover videos and revealing photographs aimed at liberals and Democrats, died Thursday morning.  He was 43.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   Conservative media colleagues Tucker Carlson, Matt Drudge, Chris Ruddy, Glenn Beck remember Breitbart
Reuters:
Leveson Inquiry Preparing To Call Rupert Murdoch  —  LONDON, March 1 (Reuters) - The judicial inquiry into alleged media abuses is preparing to summon British newspaper owners, including Rupert Murdoch, to give public testimony in late April or early May, according to sources close to the inquiry.
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Met arrests 32-year-old Sun reporter  —  Virginia Wheeler has been arrested on suspicion of making corrupt payments to public officials as part of Operation Elveden  —  A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of making corrupt payments to public officials, by detectives from the Metropolitan police's Operation Elveden.
Erik Wemple:
Vanity Fair on Washington Post: Old story, new copy  —  Vanity Fair has completed its long-awaited big-time look at the toils of the Washington Post.  Sorry, readers, no link: Vanity Fair sent the piece on the condition that the URL not be shared.  —  Written by Sarah Ellison, the piece is as much history as current events.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
G.M.A.'s Producer Will Oversee ABC News Programming  —  James Goldston, the television producer who has been overseeing ABC's “Good Morning America” for the past year, will now oversee all of the ABC News division's programs.  —  In a promotion announced on Thursday, Mr. Goldston …
Daisy Whitney / Beet.TV:
Yahoo Rolling Out Tablet Features for Connected TVs this Quarter, Grows Connected TV Base  —  SUNNYVALE, CA — With more than one million monthly users, Yahoo is aiming to expand the reach of its connected TVs this year and is planning several new feature rollouts in the coming months.
Emma Bazilian / Adweek:
‘ESPN The Magazine’ Goes to All-Themed Format  —  In the era of the 24-hour news cycle, it's tough for a news magazine to stay current, and no less so in sports.  Just ask Sports Illustrated.  So ESPN The Magazine—which only has 24 issues a year to work with—is taking a less time-sensitive approach …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Can News.me become the Instagram for news?  —  We've written before about the overwhelming tsunami of content that digital media represents, especially the firehose that comes from Twitter and Facebook, and how this makes it even more imperative that users have some kind of filter or curation system.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard's Latest Brings Cover Stories To The iPad, Plus A New French Edition  —  Flipboard is rolling out the first major update to its social magazine tonight since its December launch on the iPhone.  The new release brings the iPhone app's most popular feature, “Cover Stories,” to the iPad's bigger screen.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Fortune Gives Facebook the Apple Treatment  —  Last year, Fortune magazine was so proud of an Apple cover story that it made it hard for people to read: The magazine kept the piece off the Web and only made it available to subscribers, via the print edition and an iPad app, or to people who bought the story as an Amazon e-book.
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
James O'Keefe Sues Current Media, Keith Olbermann and David Shuster for Defamation  —  Conservative journalist/activist James O'Keefe has often been accused of skewing the truth with his work.  And now O'Keefe has charged others of doing the same to him.  —  O'Keefe's hit pieces …
Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
Seattle Times Rolling Out New Paid Mobile Apps, Hints at Paywall  —  The Seattle Times plans to offer premium paid Web apps for tablets and smartphones in late April, part of an emerging digital strategy that also has the family-owned newspaper hinting at a possible paywall for traditional website access.
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