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11:50 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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Simone Wilson / The Informer:
Andrew Breitbart Was Planning Huge New Web Project on Eve of Sudden Death  —  ​Forty-three-year-old Andrew Breitbart's shocking death in Westwood last night came just days before he was set to unveil a mysterious new project — one he hoped would mark “a transition into a different kind of journalism …
Media Decoder:
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.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Yates wined and dined with NoW staff  —  Officer who decided against reopening investigation in 2009 says he was ‘good friend’ of News of the World's Neil Wallis  —  The Scotland Yard officer who decided against reopening the phone-hacking investigation in 2009 was a “good friend” …
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Sky News:
Injured French Journalist Escapes Syria  —  French journalist Edith Bouvier suffered serious leg injuries  —  The journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels have left Syria and are now safely in Lebanon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said.  —  The pair, who were both working …
Discussion: msnbc.com and Reuters
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo  —  Well, that was quick.  Two weeks ago, media mogul Barry Diller announced an ambitious cloud-based TV service that streams over-the-air channels to internet devices for $12 a month.  This week, broadcasters offered their opinion …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward  —  If there's one newspaper that has stood apart from the crowd in terms of its eagerness to embrace a digital-media world, it is The Guardian in Britain.  The paper was one of the first to make user-generated content — and crowdsourcing …
Discussion: Data Miner UK, Guardian and Blogposts, Thanks:@mathewi
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Post’ loses its web editor, who goes to work for a former ‘Post’ editor  —  The New York Post has lost a high-ranking editor to one of its former high-ranking editors.  —  Erle Norton, the editor of the newspaper's website, has resigned after four-and-a-half years at the helm of nypost.com, Capital has learned.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Kim DotCom: Why didn't MPAA sue me?  —  The MegaUpload founder says his attorneys told him his service was legal.  In 7 years, he never got so much as a cease-and-desist letter from any major copyright owner.  —  MegaUpload founder Kim DotCom from his interview with New Zealand's 3 News.com.
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
Council Members Ask Village Voice To End Relationship With Sex Trafficking Site  —  Councilman Brad Lander and Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito introduced a resolution today asking Village Voice Media to shut down the controversial “adult” section of its classified ad site Backpage.com.
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.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Fox & Friends’ Expanding by an Hour (Exclusive)  —  Buoyed by ratings growth, Fox News Channel increases its morning flagship's airtime to four hours.  —  Starting Monday, Fox & Friends will be one-hour friendlier.  —  The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusivity that the Fox News Channel …
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Pearson Has Capacity to Make $1.6 Billion in Acquisitions as Digital Grows  —  Pearson Plc (PSON), the publisher of the Financial Times newspaper, has headroom for 1 billion pounds of acquisitions ($1.6 billion) as e-books and digital publishing drive revenue growth.
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
 
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Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
Seattle Times Rolling Out New Paid Mobile Apps, Hints at Paywall
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
BBC World Service Opens Newsroom to Public in Live Broadcast
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Josh Stearns / Save the News:
Public Television: We're #1!  —  For the ninth year in a row …
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