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9:55 AM ET, March 2, 2012

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Jack Shafer:
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, a rule I always ignore when somebody famous or newsworthy dies.  If we shouldn't be overly sentimental about death because we all die anyway, what better time to assess a life than when it ends …
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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 …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Breitbart Friend Reveals To Hannity: Obama Harvard Tapes Will Be Out ‘In A Week Or Two’
Discussion: Hot Air
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:   Andrew Breitbart built Internet empire by combining new media, partisan slant
Media Decoder:
Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Blogger, Dies at 43
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books  —  Slate will introduce a monthly book review on Friday, the latest expansion of literary criticism online as stand-alone book review sections in newspapers have dwindled.  —  The section will nearly triple the number of book-related articles that Slate publishes …
Discussion: paidContent, Slate and bookforum.com
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Martha Stewart Turns To iPad Editions, Video As Revenues Fall  —  As revenues fall, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) plans to focus on some digital initiatives at its magazines, including releasing iPad editions of Whole Living and Martha Stewart Weddings by the end of the year.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thomson IR and Folio
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn't Die  —  Life inside successful Web startups—especially the really successful ones—can be nasty, brutish, and short.  As companies grow exponentially, egos clash, investors jockey for control, and business complexities rapidly exceed the managerial abilities of the founders.
Discussion: TechCrunch
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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.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward  —  If there is 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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC News to Expand Presence on Radio  —  NBC News, the top-rated network news division on television, is eying growth opportunities in an old-fashioned medium, radio.  —  In an expansion of an existing relationship, the news division said on Thursday that its radio distributor, Dial Global …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance  —  Apple is pursuing a plan to introduce a streaming TV service by Christmas this year, in spite of the “tough time” it is having bringing media and content producers on board, according to a New York Post article.
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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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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Reuters:
Leveson Inquiry Preparing To Call Rupert Murdoch
 
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