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10:00 AM ET, March 14, 2012

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Julie Bosman / Media Decoder:
After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses  —  After 244 years, the Encyclopaedia Britannica is going out of print.  —  Those coolly authoritative, gold-lettered sets of reference books that were once sold door to door by a fleet of traveling salesmen and displayed …
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Jim Romenesko:
A former Britannica editor on the print edition's demise  —  After reading the news about Encyclopaedia Britannica ending its print edition after 244 years, I asked former Britannica.com editor Charlie Madigan if he wanted to share his thoughts with Romenesko readers.
Associated Press:
Encyclopaedia Britannica to stop publishing print editions, will continue digital versions  —  CHICAGO — Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc. said Tuesday that it will stop publishing print editions of its flagship encyclopedia for the first time since the sets were originally published more than 200 years ago.
Discussion: Mashable!
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Police release six arrested by Operation Weeting on bail  —  All six people arrested by Operation Weeting on Tuesday, reported to include Rebekah Brooks and her husband, have now been released on bail  —  Metropolitan police said all six have been bailed ‘to return pending further inquiries’ in April
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Murdoch expresses regret over hacking  —  Former News International chairman restates his innocence and expresses ‘deep regret’ over the phone hacking scandal  —  James Murdoch has written to the parliamentary select committee investigating phone hacking to express his “deep regret” over the scandal and restating his innocence.
Discussion: Free Press
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
Horsegate: Questions about whether Rebekah Brooks, not Charlie, is David Cameron's real friend  —  “Let me shed some light on it.  I have known Charlie Brooks, the husband of Rebekah Brooks for over 30 years, and he is a good friend.  Before the election I did go riding with him.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch says Sun investigation is almost over
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Private investigators posed as journalists for NoW, says lawyer
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:   Leveson Inquiry: Dick Fedorcio let NOTW reporter write story on Met computer
Kurt Opsahl / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Court Declares Newspaper Excerpt on Online Forum is a Non-Infringing Fair Use  —  Late Friday, the federal district court in Nevada issued a declaratory judgment that makes is harder for copyright holders to file lawsuits over excerpts of material and burden online forums and their users with nuisance lawsuits.
Discussion: Wired and Righthaven Victims
Reuters:
BBC suffers cyber-attack following Iran campaign  —  (Reuters) - The BBC has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack following a campaign by Iranian authorities against its Persian service, director-general Mark Thompson said on Wednesday.  —  Thompson also reported attempts to jam satellite feeds …
Discussion: Agence France Presse and Gizmodo
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
BSkyB probe to include Netflix and LoveFilm  —  Competition Commission extends deadline for final report until July to to take into account changes in the movie market  —  BSkyB's battle to retain its stranglehold on Hollywood films on pay-TV has been given a potential boost …
Ethan Smith / Wall Street Journal:
Billboard Gets Digital Update  —  Trade Magazine's Hot 100 List Will Now Include Data From Music Services Like Spotify, Rdio  —  Billboard magazine's Hot 100 songs chart is getting a digital makeover, though readers might not notice much of a difference when the weekly list is released on Wednesday.
Discussion: paidContent:UK and Pocket-lint
Billboard.Biz:
Exclusive: Turntable.FM Signs Licensing Deals With All Four Major Labels — It's Official  —  Turntable.fm is going legit, with licensing agreements with all four of the major labels now in place.  The announcement was made today at South By Southwest by Turntable.fm founder Billy Chasen …
Ken Ellingwood / Los Angeles Times:
Mexican lawmakers back broader protections for journalists  —  REPORTING FROM MEXICO CITY — Attacking or intimidating journalists in Mexico would become a federal crime under a constitutional reform approved Tuesday by Mexican lawmakers.  —  The measure, approved unanimously by the Senate …
Robin Wauters / The Next Web:
Amazon inks deal with Discovery to bolster its Netflix rival  —  Amazon this morning announced that it has reached a content distribution agreement with Discovery Communications that will allow Amazon Prime members to instantly stream prior seasons of series from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet …
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Syrian citizen journalists win Netizen prize  —  The media centre of the Local Coordinating Committees of Syria was recognised for working to ‘keep the world abreast of the violence wracking the country’  —  Anti-government protests in the besieged city of Homs  —  Copyright: by FreedomHouse on Flickr.
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Rachel McAthy / journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera to broadcast Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone
Discussion: The Huffington Post and AJE
 
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Collier's Attempts Comeback
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
The case for scaling back the Post
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Jeremy Scahill / The Nation:
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Paper Con Man Ravages the Internet
Brooks Barnes / Media Decoder:
At Shareholder Meeting, Disney Commits to Hire 1,000 Veterans
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National Journal Brings In Conde Nast, DJ Vet Jessica Perry To Head Digital
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