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8:15 PM ET, March 5, 2012

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The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh, AOL Part Ways  —  WASHINGTON — AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post, has become the eighth advertiser to pulls its money from Rush Limbaugh's syndicated radio program since he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who spoke out in favor of contraception coverage, a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week.
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Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Advertisers' Boycott Won't Dent Rush Limbaugh's Earnings  —  The eight (and counting) advertisers who have pulled their sponsorship from “The Rush Limbaugh Show” to protest its host's sexist attack on a female law student are making headlines.  They're making a statement.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Rush Limbaugh should take lessons from Imus, liberal talk-show host Shultz  —  Did Rush Limbaugh just have his Don Imus Moment?  —  With more sponsors bailing and Republican lawmakers adding to the condemnation of the talk-show host on Sunday, the flap over Limbaugh's comments …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
As Advertisers Recoil, Limbaugh Says, ‘So Be It’
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm
David Leigh / Guardian:
Met chief dined with ex-NoW deputy after meeting Guardian editor  —  Sir Paul Stephenson tried to persuade Alan Rusbridger to halt hacking investigation and then had dinner with Neil Wallis  —  The then commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Sir Paul Stephenson, dined with the former deputy editor …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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David Leigh / Guardian:
Phone-hacking documents ‘confirm that Labour government was briefed’
Discussion: Press Gazette
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Leveson inquiry hears of alleged ‘trade’ between press and police
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Mark Sweney / Guardian:   Sun on Sunday estimated to have lost about 500,000 sales
Natalie Peck / Hacking inquiry:   Former senior cop blames the force's ‘closed mindset’ for hacking investigation failure
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs  —  According to multiple sources both inside and outside the Silicon Valley Internet giant, Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is preparing a massive restructuring of the company, including layoffs that are likely to number in the thousands.
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John M. Clarke Jr / Forbes:
Yahoo Makes Move For Olympic Broadcast Rights
Discussion: Globe and Mail and TechCrunch
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
PEJ: Newspapers are losing $7 in print revenue for every $1 in digital gained  —  Revenue is just one of the problems facing American newspapers, says a new Project for Excellence in Journalism study.  The culture at newspapers, and not just on the editorial side, is as much an impediment …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Current TV Announces Morning Block With Bill Press And Stephanie Miller  —  Al Gore's Current TV is taking the next step toward fulfilling its promise of a 24-hour slate of progressive news and commentary with the announcement that the network will debut a morning programming block featuring …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Current TV to Simulcast Liberal Radio Talk Shows
Discussion: rbr.com
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Former Enron guy Herbert Winokur steps down from board of ‘CJR,’ and ends his funding of its business-media blog, ‘The Audit’  —  Winokur (right); a copy of a recent ‘CJR.’  —  Herbert “Pug” Winokur, the former Enron board member and finance committee chairman when the company was destroyed …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Lucy Tesseras / New Media Age:
Bloomberg Businessweek to launch first iPhone app  —  Bloomberg is set to launch an iPhone app for Businessweek within the next few weeks as it looks to expand its global reach. new media age has seen a sneak preview of the new app, which mirrors the look and functionality …
Discussion: Poynter and Talking Biz News
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Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:   Bloomberg Expanding Tech Coverage
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Nook in the UK: Barnes & Noble to Host London Event for Developers  —  Digitally altered promotional image from Barnes & Noble  —  Barnes & Noble is sponsoring an event for developers in London on March 19, possibly signaling a spring entry of its Nook e-reading and tablet devices into the UK and Europe.
Wall Street Journal:
Plans for ‘TV Everywhere’ Bog Down in Tangled Pacts  —  It was dubbed “TV Everywhere.”  But for many TV viewers, it has had trouble going anywhere.  —  Nearly three years after Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. kicked off a drive to make cable programming available online for cable subscribers …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Nast Primes Ars Technica for Its Big Moment  —  Ars Technica has many things, from an audience of nearly 8 million monthly uniques to an affluent, educated readership of engaged hard-core techies.  What it hasn't had—until now—is a dedicated advertising staff.
Discussion: Capital New York
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
It's Time to Retire the FCC's Outdated Rules on Media Ownership  —  Regulators, stand down.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Like most industry trade groups, the Newspaper Association of America fights a lot of rearguard actions, such as trying to convince readers and advertisers that newsprint …
Jesse Ellison / The Daily Beast:
How NPR Became a Hotbed for Female Journalists  —  How stuffy old NPR became a hotbed for female journalists.  —  You're familiar with the stereotype: humorless, ever so slightly imperious, Birkenstock-wearing brown-rice enthusiasts.  These are the women of NPR, forever etched …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlLA
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
ESPN Starts Opening The Doors To Its Data With Developer Center, First API Program  —  Geeks and sports together?  It's a beautiful thing.  Well, at least that's what ESPN is hoping with the announcement of its brand, spanking new Developer Center, which marks the first time that it will open …
 
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Jim Romenesko:
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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