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7:25 PM ET, March 2, 2012

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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 …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
After years of cutbacks, some publications add book coverage  —  Dan Kois will edit the Slate Book Review, which bows Saturday.  He tells The New York Times that despite newspapers fleeing book coverage, he thinks there's an appetite for writing about books.
Discussion: The Awl
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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Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Breitbart Friend Reveals To Hannity: Obama Harvard Tapes Will Be Out ‘In A Week Or Two’
Discussion: NewsBusters.org, The Week and Hot Air
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Andrew Breitbart built Internet empire by combining new media, partisan slant
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.
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.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Will Sell Some E-Books Beyond The Kindle Store  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) hasn't made many friends in the traditional publishing world.  Until now it's sold Amazon Publishing e-books exclusively in the Kindle Store, and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) and other chains have said they'll refuse …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Report: Advertisers Respond To Rush Limbaugh Calling Sandra Fluke A ‘Slut’  —  Whenever any media personality makes an offensive or controversial comment — as radio host Rush Limbaugh did when he referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute” …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney's Drudge Report Connection Pays Off  —  WASHINGTON — As Ann Romney took the stage in Michigan on Tuesday night, gleefully ginning up the crowd that had gathered to celebrate her husband's victory in the state's primary, her thoughts turned to those deserving thanks.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Ryan Giggs loses battle for Sun damages  —  High court throws out Giggs' claim for payout and injunction, following paper's article on alleged affair with Imogen Thomas  —  Ryan Giggs has failed in a high court bid for damages and a permanent injunction against the Sun …
Discussion: The Independent and Telegraph
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Google wins libel case over Blogger comments  —  Man took action after comments were written about him on the London Muslim section of Google's Blogger.com website  —  A former Tory local council candidate has failed in his libel action against Google over comments posted about him on a blog.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
NYT Editors Respond To Staffers' Protest  —  On Thursday, the top editors of the New York Times responded to their staffers' open protest of ongoing contract negotiations.  —  Members of the New York Newspaper Guild lined the hallway outside the Page One meeting room in protest as editors entered a 4 p.m. meeting on Wednesday.
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and Poynter
Jennifer Weiner / Guardian:
Institutional sexism of books world needs new girls' network  —  Womens' entry to the present old boys' club is not the only solution to gender inequality  —  For those of us who pay attention, the Vida count was Groundhog Day all over again: new year, same dismal statistics …
Paul Smalera / MediaFile:
Content everywhere?  More like content nowhere  —  Will Big Media and Big Tech companies ever stop punishing their biggest fans?  —  Like many people, I woke up yesterday and reached for my iPad for my morning hit of news, entertainment and information, so I could start my day.
 
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