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1:35 PM ET, March 8, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers  —  Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing  —  The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with the matter.
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Jeff Roberts / paidContent:   The U.S. Threat To Sue Apple And Publishers: What It Means
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
PCC to close in wake of hacking scandal  —  Media watchdog will be replaced by transitional body until replacement is set up after Leveson inquiry  —  The Press Complaints Commission is to be shut down after 21 years, closing one of the most controversial chapters in the history of self regulation of the UK newspaper industry.
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Trinity Mirror journalists warned as hacking victims
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Sun and NoW publisher had ‘enthusiastic involvement’ with police
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:   WikiLeaks claims it submitted a 100-page dossier to UK Leveson Inquiry on media corruption
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Leveson inquiry: ex-Times legal boss gives evidence on NightJack court bid
Don Kaplan / New York Post:
Simmons' $5M salary, ‘antics’ led to WNBC ditching her: sources  —  There were 5 million reasons to oust Sue Simmons — and they were all in her paycheck.  —  WNBC/Channel 4 refused to renew the nightly news anchor's contract because she makes a whopping $5 million annual salary …
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Foster Kamer / The New York Observer:
Save Sue Simmons: The Internet Campaign Begins
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Inquirer: Rendell relinquishes lead in Philly papers purchase, as his group gets exclusive consideration  —  The group of local leaders interested in buying the Philadelphia papers is now being led by H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who was asked to take over by former governor Ed Rendell, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Discussion: Philly.com
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Time Names Editor-At-Large  —  Time has named Bobby Ghosh an Editor-at-Large.  Ghosh has been with Time since 1997, and most recently served as Deputy International Editor.  Prior to that Ghosh was Time's Baghdad Bureau Chief for five years.  —  As an Editor-at-Large Ghosh will be a …
Discussion: GalleyCat, @amywicks01 and @amywicks01
Vivienne Walt / Time:
Out of Syria's Carnage: A Survivor's Testimony of Bab Amr's Last Stand  —  Late on Feb. 21 a message arrived at TIME's Photo department in New York.  It was from French photographer William Daniels, saying he had smuggled himself into the epicenter of Syria's yearlong revolt — the besieged neighborhood of Bab Amr, in the city of Homs.
Discussion: Poynter
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
PRX hires Silicon Valley journopreneur Corey Ford to run the Public Media Accelerator  —  Corey Ford, a former Frontline documentarian who left public media to reinvent it in Silicon Valley, has been named director of the Public Media Accelerator, a $2.5 million incubator launched by PRX and funded by the Knight Foundation.
Jean Kaplansky / Digital Book World:
The Shiny New iPad: What it Means for Publishers  —  Apple's announcement of the new iPad received a lot of attention today, but what does it mean for your business?  —  Advancements  —  Changes to the new iPad are primarily hardware-based.  The new key features are a quad-core A5X processor …
Discussion: BGR, ReadWriteWeb and New York Times
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Heather Murphy / Slate:
In Defense of Instagram: Why News Photography Goes Well With Vintage-Filtered Cat Pics  —  The left half of this photo has been placed through an Instagram filter.  The right half has not. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.  —  If its critics are to be believed, Instagram is one of the best deals in the world.
Discussion: Poynter and The FJP
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
BBC Plans iTunes Competitor With Fees For New And Old Shows  —  The BBC is developing a radical scheme under which UK viewers would pay to download new and old BBC TV shows from a service it hopes will compete with iTunes.  —  paidContent has learned the BBC executive wants …
Julie Moos / Poynter:
BreakingNews adds verticals on Twitter, website  —  BreakingNews is expanding this week with a new Twitter vertical on politics, while BreakingNews.com is also adding topical navigation.  @Breakingpol joins @breakingstorm (started during Hurricane Irene) and a UK feed to become …
Discussion: Inside
Jim Romenesko:
Journalism Jobs founder: 'It's been a great ride'  —  “Surprisingly you can still find a great job with a newspaper,” he says in a phone interview.  “Most of the jobs on our site are for newspaper jobs.  We don't get a ton of TV jobs, just because TV stations are notoriously cheap.
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Copy Cats: The Secret Art Cabal Inside The New York Times  —  There's an early scene in CQ/CX—a new off-Broadway play about The New York Times that does not pretend any character's resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental—in which the guy based on Jayson Blair encounters …
Discussion: Poynter and The Newspaper Guild
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Fox News Draws the Most ‘Super Tuesday’ Viewers  —  Fox News Channel easily out-rated its cable news rivals on Tuesday, the Super Tuesday night of primaries and caucuses in 10 states.  The channel even topped the only broadcast network, NBC, that produced a prime-time special about the primaries.
Michael Hinkelman / Philly.com:
Strange bedfellows: Maher jumps to defense of Limbaugh  —  Liberal political talk show host Bill Maher has jumped to the defense of conservative radio jock Rush Limbaugh.  Maher, a comedian and host of HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher,” defended Limbaugh through Twitter.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what's being discussed online
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Stewart: White House Press Corps practices ‘instigative journalism’
Summer Harlow / JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS:
UNESCO launches Women Make the News 2012 initiative to highlight rural women's access to information
Discussion: 10,000 Words
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Ghosts in the Newsroom  —  Despite The Washington Post's history …
Discussion: The Corsair
Peter Lee / CounterPunch:
In Syria, al Jazeera's Credibility Implodes
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
In Major Digitization Effort, Scholastic Launches E-Reading App For Kids
Discussion: TeleRead and Engadget
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
For Apple TV, subscription video service still missing
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