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11:20 AM ET, March 7, 2012

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Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: concern over police evidence  —  Attorney general is examining the testimony of Sue Akers amid fears her comments were potentially in contempt of court  —  The attorney general is examining whether the head of Scotland Yard's investigation into illegal news gathering …
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Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Obstruction Evidence Mounts  —  Before Rebekah Brooks was arrested last year over her role in the News Corp. (NWSA) phone-hacking scandal, she staved off a police threat of obstruction charges related to the company unit she headed, according to two people familiar with the matter.
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
PBS ‘Frontline’ Exposé on News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Slated for March 27
Discussion: Capital New York
Neville Thurlbeck:
Will Lewis Fears for Personal Safety
Discussion: Guy Fawkes' blog
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Is Amazon getting into original TV?  —  Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring resources into original content.  Now, Amazon may be, too.  —  FORTUNE — Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are all betting big on original content.  Now, Amazon may be doing the very same.
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired  —  AOL's local news network of blogs, Patch, is letting go sales people this week.  —  It's hard to tell how many, only that many people are being let go due to “underperformance.”  —  Last week, a Patch employee said it would be 200.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
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Jim Romenesko:
Patch to start combining sites?  —  A tipster who asks to be identified as “a person close to Patch” sends this report: … Patch spokesperson Janine Iamunno tells Romenesko readers: … Meanwhile, Business Insider's Nicholas Carlson reports this morning that Patch is letting “many” sales people go due to “underperformance.”
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Cosmopolitan Says It Has 100,000 Paid Digital Subscriptions  —  Achievement Is Encouraging for Brand and Magazines in General  —  Cosmopolitan magazine has reached what appears to be a milestone: 100,000 paid digital subscriptions.  —  The Hearst Magazines title seems to have beaten …
Reuters:
Exclusive: Netflix in talks for cable partnership  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings has quietly met with some of the largest U.S. cable companies in recent weeks to discuss adding the online movie streaming service to their cable offerings, according to sources familiar with matter.
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Channel 4 booting anchorwoman Sue Simmons after 32 years  —  After more than three decades, WNBC/Channel 4 is tossing anchorwoman Sue Simmons overboard.  Last week, the station gave her the bad news that her contract would not be renewed — and come June, she's history.
Digiday:
Don't Call Me Guru  —  As social media editor for Reuters, Anthony De Rosa is about as real time as you can get.  His desk on the large newsroom floor at Reuters headquarters in Times Square is dominated by three large computer screens, two of which have TweetDeck open at all times.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, The Corsair and Poynter
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more  —  Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon's Kindle platform to Apple's iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown.
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:@mathewi
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nicholas Thompson on leaving ‘The New Yorker’ to run newyorker.com: 'We're making big investments'  — Condé Nast leads the pack in just-released nominations for big digital-magazine awards, the Digital Ellies  — David Remnick joins two fellow Obama biographers, mostly to defend the president (and lambast Romney)
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
Nick Thompson named NewYorker.com editor
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Danny Gold / Gawker:
The Livestreamer Mission To Syria Was Not A Good Idea  —  Earlier today the Guardian published a story about livestreamers from the US who took a trip to Syria to capture the conflict that has many journalists perplexed.  From the article: … It's a noble thing to risk your life to try …
Dwight Garner / New York Times:
Kindle Singles, Genre Between Magazine Articles and Books  —  The Kindle Single is not a promising name.  It sounds like a new kind of prefabricated fire log, or a type of person you might meet on the dating service eHarmony, or perhaps a lonely independent bookstore owner put out of business by Amazon.com.
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Here's The Woman Rush Limbaugh Is Attacking Today; ‘Totally Bizarre,’ She Says  —  Tracie McMillan.  Photo via traciemcmillan.com  —  Say you're a conservative radio host who's losing advertisers left and right for saying some deeply misinformed and misogynistic things about the lifestyle …
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David D. Burstein / Fast Company:
The Unlikely Multimedia Path Of Guardian Interactive Guru Gabriel Dance  —  The computer scientist by trade put multimedia skills to use in journalism and helped usher The New York Times, News Corp., and now The Guardian into the digital era.  —  As an undergraduate at Colorado State, Gabriel Dance majored in computer science.
 
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
NBC partners with YouTube to deliver video services for the London 2012 Olympics
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Super Tuesday superfans like bare-bones Internet video coverage
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Epix, ABC Family Launch on iOS; So What About Their Hulu, Netflix Deals?
Erin Siegal / CJR:
Few Female Bylines in Major Magazines
Discussion: JAWS
Rajeev Syal / Guardian:
‘BBC commercial plans are unambitious’
Discussion: Beet.TV
Danny Whatmough / The Huffington Post:
New Media and Tech Winning the Viral News War
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Estelle Shirbon / Reuters:
Hacking payouts may drive up privacy damages in UK
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Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Zell Company Seeks Part of Any Future Lawsuit Winnings Over Tribune Buyout
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Isaacson left details of the ‘next Apple TV’ out of Steve Jobs biography
Discussion: Mashable, App Advice, 9to5Mac and MacRumors
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
Breitbart 2.0  —  Days after Breitbart's sudden death …
Matt Brian / The Next Web:
The BBC launches Facebook News Control Panel to personalize your social news feed
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Reporter who created ‘We Are Journalists’ Tumblr takes PR job
Dave Davies / newsworks:
When a newspaper keeps reporters out, you've got trouble
 

 
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