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5:40 PM ET, March 13, 2012

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Guardian:
Brooks among six Weeting arrests  —  Former Sun editor held by Operation Weeting detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice  —  Rebekah Brooks is among six people arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice …
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Paul McNally / journalism.co.uk:
Met police ‘did not believe’ vetting Neil Wallis was necessary  —  A Metropolitan police communications chief under investigation about his links to former News of the World executive Neil Wallis has told the Leveson inquiry that there was “no indication” that Wallis was not a suitable candidate for a contract at the police force.
Discussion: Guardian
The Independent:
Rebekah Brooks arrested as hacking investigation moves into dramatic new phase  —  Rebekah Brooks was arrested in a dawn raid at her Oxfordshire home today as Scotland Yard's inquiry into phone hacking moved into a dramatic new phase of investigating a possible cover up at the top of Rupert Murdoch's British newspapers.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Phone hacking: Rupert Murdoch says Sun investigation is almost over
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:   Leveson Inquiry: Dick Fedorcio let NOTW reporter write story on Met computer
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Private investigators posed as journalists for NoW, says lawyer
Rachel McAthy / journalism.co.uk:
Al Jazeera to broadcast Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone  —  In an interesting development for mobile journalism, Al Jazeera is due to broadcast a documentary tomorrow night (Wednesday, 14 March) on Syria which has been filmed by a journalist using just an iPhone due to safety concerns.
Discussion: AJE, The FJP and The Huffington Post
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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.
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
I'm not a “curator”  —  Curator's Code is an attempt to codify and standardize “via” links and attribution from link blogs and aggregators with two new symbols:  — á"¥ means “via”  — means “hat tip”  —  It's completely misguided.  —  First of all, readers aren't going to learn what those symbols mean.
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Huffington Post refutes ‘thesis of aggregators as pickpockets’
Discussion: GigaOM, The Verge and Erik Wemple
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
When Mom Goes Viral  —  After Review of Grand Forks Olive Garden, Marilyn Hagerty, 85, Is Talk of Social Media  —  Some people pursue celebrity.  Others stumble into it as they are rushing off to bridge club.  —  My 85-year-old mom, Marilyn Hagerty, a newspaper columnist, is in the latter category.
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Paper Con Man Ravages the Internet  —  A response to Harper's publisher John MacArthur's lengthy screed against the enterprise of online journalism  —  This is the Internet, basically, according to Harper's publisher. flickr/wheatfields.  —  Long before I wrote stories for magazines, I read a magazine called Harper's.
Jeremy Scahill / The Nation:
Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?  —  On February 2, 2011, President Obama called Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  The two discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the battle against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.  At the end of the call …
Discussion: @brianstelter
Allie Compton / The Huffington Post:
NYT Editor Descends On South By Southwest  —  The media world has been going through a period of intense change for over a decade, but, as New York Times editor Jill Abramson noted on Monday, not everyone loves that.  “One thing I've learned from being at the Times is no one likes change of any kind …
Discussion: NYConvergence.com
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
National Journal Brings In Conde Nast, DJ Vet Jessica Perry To Head Digital  —  Atlantic Media continues its push to remake its properties with a digital-first business model with the hiring of Jessica Perry as Digital VP and GM of its National Journal Group.
Discussion: The Wrap
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Walmart Announces Disc To Digital Program To Convert Your Old DVDs  —  Walmart is about to make a big push for digital movie ownership.  —  At a press conference today in Los Angeles, the company announced that, as rumored, it's launching a new program called the Disc to Digital service.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple TV Production Starts In May, Goes On Sale At Year End, Says Jefferies  —  Apple is going into “full-scale production” of a television in May or June, and will start selling it at the end of the year, says Jefferies analyst Peter Misek in a note this morning.
 
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