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10:40 AM ET, March 9, 2012

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Media Decoder:
New Republic Gets an Owner Steeped in New Media  —  The newest owner of The New Republic magazine is Chris Hughes, a new-media guru who co-founded Facebook and helped to run the online organizing machine for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.  —  Mr. Hughes's purchase of a majority stake …
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The New Republic:
Home News: A Letter to TNR Readers from Chris Hughes  —  To the Readers of The New Republic:  —  Nearly 100 years ago, the founding editors of The New Republic wrote these words to introduce their inaugural issue: … A century later, people are once again skeptical that quality journalism can flourish.
Tim Carmody / Wired:
I Think It Would Be Fun To Run the New Republic: Chris Hughes as Charles Foster Kane
Discussion: Media Decoder
Matt Thompson / The Mozilla Blog:
The New York Times joins Mozilla and Knight Foundation to drive open innovation in news  —  The New York Times and three other leading global news organizations are joining “Knight-Mozilla OpenNews,” a partnership aimed at driving open source innovation in news.
Discussion: Dan Sinker
Press Gazette:
First official figures give The Sun Sunday 3.2m circ  —  ABC today released the first official figures for The Sun Sunday - showing a launch circulation of 3,213,613 for the new title.  In its final month before it was closed the News of the World had an average monthly circulation of 2,667,428.
Discussion: Guardian
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Sun on Sunday: £45m a year down versus the News of the World?  —  Early financial estimates demonstrate the ongoing cost of the phone-hacking affair for Rupert Murdoch's News Corp  —  Week three is the big test for the Sun's Sunday edition.  You couldn't have missed its promotional campaign …
Guardian:
Ofcom steps up test of James Murdoch's fitness to keep BSkyB role  —  Media regulator's Project Apple examines phone-hacking evidence to decide on 39-year-old's stewardship  —  Ofcom has stepped up its investigation into whether James Murdoch is a “fit and proper” person to sit on the board of BSkyB …
Discussion: Company Town and Reuters
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Injunction threat over Will Lewis security blog post
Discussion: Neville Thurlbeck
Stephen Parkinson / Telegraph:
Phone hacking: can these journalists really get a fair trial?
Discussion: CJR, Guardian and Jon Slattery
Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Alleged to Hack Family Priest's Line
Discussion: Guardian, Guardian and Guardian
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption
Discussion: @wikileaks
Bonnie Kavoussi / The Huffington Post:
Felix Salmon At Columbia Journalism School: Don't Blame Journalists For Failing To Prevent Financial Crisis  —  Some business reporters have a message for critics who say they did not try hard enough to expose banks' misdeeds before the financial crisis: Don't blame us.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Comcast Declines to Offer Netflix to Its Customers  —  Netflix may have hit a snag as it negotiates with cable operators.  —  Comcast, the country's largest cable company, says it has no interest in offering Netflix to its Xfinity subscribers regardless of whether it's in the form of an on-demand service or a billing partnership.
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Yinka Adegoke / MediaFile:
Could a Netflix-cable alliance spur HBO to go rogue?
Lauren Goode / AllThingsD:
With Interest Lists, Facebook Wants to Be a Personalized Newspaper  —  First we had Twitter Lists.  Then Facebook Friends lists.  Then smart lists.  And now, Facebook is introducing Interest lists as a way to push relevant content up in the increasingly cluttered news feed.
Matt Rosoff / Business Insider:
Newspapers Are The Fastest Shrinking Industry In The U.S.  —  If you want to be a journalist, think online.  —  Newspapers have shed a greater percentage of jobs since 2007 than any other industry in the United States, according to data published today by LinkedIn.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
TV Power NBC Universal Joins Web Video ‘Upfront’  —  Owner of TV Networks to Display Digital Content Alongside YouTube, Yahoo and Hulu  —  The confederation of internet companies planning two weeks of “upfront” presentations for advertisers this spring are getting an unexpected new member: NBC Universal.
Discussion: Media & Entertainment, Thanks:@learmonth
Nielsen Wire:
Buzz in the Blogosphere: Millions More Bloggers and Blog Readers  —  Blogs are sometimes overlooked as a significant source of online buzz in comparison to social networking sites, yet consumer interest in blogs keeps growing.  By the end of 2011, NM Incite, a Nielsen/McKinsey company …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Amazon is creating a very large silo you can't escape from, say book industry chiefs  —  Internet giant Amazon is creating a ‘locked’ silo which users can't escape, according to a panel of publishing industry heads.  —  Amazon was apparently invited to join this particular panel discussion …
Discussion: TabTimes and TeleRead
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Apple Downplays Role Of ‘Kindle Threat’ In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy
Discussion: CNET, Gizmodo and GigaOM
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
NewsiT Raises $500K To Gamify Crowd Journalism  —  Crowdsourced news platform NewsiT.net just announced that it has raised $500,000 in seed funding.  And, timed to match the beginning of South by Southwest, it's also launching its iPhone app.  —  The company was founded …
Discussion: VatorNews
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Germany Wants To Charge Search Engines To Use News Excerpts  —  Germany's government wants search engines and news aggregators to pay news publishers for using pieces of their material.  —  Its coalition committee has resolved that a collecting society should charge royalties to re-publishers of news material.
Ryan Lawler / GigaOM:
Turner launches an accelerator for media-focused startups  —  Like most big media companies, Turner Broadcasting might not exactly be known for its technology innovation.  But it's looking to change that, with the launch of a new accelerator program called Media Camp, which hopes to seek …
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Reporters' Lab searches for ways to make reporting cheaper, without cheapening the reporting  —  Labs are all the rage in journalism these days.  There's the Drone Journalism Lab, the Globe Lab, WaPo Labs, the New York Times R&D Lab, and more.  —  Duke University's newly launched Reporters' Lab …
Discussion: O'Reilly Radar
 
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Mike Shields / Adweek:
Yahoo Sets Out to ‘Remake’ Yahoo News
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Reid J. Epstein / Politico:
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Discussion: CNN, Guardian, msnbc.com and Online NewsHour
New York Times:
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Dave Davies / newsworks:
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Discussion: Poynter
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what's being discussed online
Discussion: Pocket-lint and Guardian
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Stewart: White House Press Corps practices ‘instigative journalism’
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Andrew Nusca / Fortune:
I work at Sony Pictures. This is what it was like after we got hacked.

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