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4:50 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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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
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.
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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.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Yates wined and dined with NoW staff
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: Reuters and msnbc.com
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Dominic Evans / Reuters:
Wounded French reporter Bouvier arrived in Lebanon-witness  —  (Reuters) - Wounded French freelance journalist Edith Bouvier arrived in Lebanon from Syria on Thursday along with French photographer William Daniels, a witness and other sources in Lebanon said.
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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Jim Romenesko:   Vanity Fair profiles Washington Post
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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 …
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
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.
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.
 
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Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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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 …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If you think Twitter doesn't break news, you're living in a dream world
Husna Haq / Christian Science Monitor:
E-book readers are buying plenty - but not in bookstores
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
With Starz exiting, Netflix loses access to live TV
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Spotify: Staggering music releases (like movies) won't work
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Bloomberg's Abelson on How Wall Street Is Coping
 

 
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