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4:00 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.
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm  —  Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
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 …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:   As Advertisers Recoil, Limbaugh Says, ‘So Be It’
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, had dinner …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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David Leigh / Guardian:
Phone-hacking documents ‘confirm that Labour government was briefed’  —  Leveson inquiry told of Met briefing and internal memo after former home secretary denies he was told MPs were targeted  —  Documents have been discovered that apparently confirm police claims that the Labour government …
Discussion: Press Gazette
Neville Thurlbeck:
Corruption.  The Agenda to Demonise News International  —  THERE is an increasing tendency to demonise News International titles for offences which rival titles have been equally guilty of.  For evidence of this, we need look no further than the Daily Mirror.
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: TechCrunch and Globe and Mail
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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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Pew: Papers' Biggest Revenue Threat Is Inertia; Second Biggest Is Action  —  Before we get into the results of the latest detailed look at how U.S. newspapers are faring on the digital revenue front, let's get one serious qualm out of the way: the Project for Excellence in Journalism's 16-month study …
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
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
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 …
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.
 
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Kevin Fitchard / Gigaom:
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