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12:10 AM ET, March 15, 2012

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
James Murdoch writes to MPs expressing regret over phone 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 …
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London Evening Standard:   Murdoch and son get ready to face Leveson
Press Gazette:   Guardian crime reporter warns of police ‘over-reaction’
Reuters:
Murdoch UK paper editor “told me to bribe police”
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Press Gazette
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:   Horsegate: Questions about whether Rebekah Brooks, not Charlie, is David Cameron's real friend
Britannica Blog:
Change: It's Okay.  Really.  —  That big print set will pass into history, but the future it gives way to will be bright.  —  For 244 years, the thick volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica have stood on the shelves of homes, libraries, and businesses everywhere, a source of enlightenment …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Encyclopedias are like journalism: It's better when they are open  —  Anyone who grew up with the Encyclopedia Britannica could be forgiven for getting a little misty-eyed about the legendary publication doing away with its printed version after more than two centuries, even if the move seems unsurprising (and more than a little late).
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Charlie Rose and the Truth About Unpaid Media Interns  —  A lawsuit filed today against PBS host Charlie Rose and his production company hinges on a few simple questions: Are college-age interns in publishing and broadcasting unpaid employees or students?  Are they rendering valuable services …
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Steven Greenhouse / Media Decoder:
Former Intern at ‘Charlie Rose’ Sues, Alleging Wage Law Violations
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Web TV service Aereo lives—no injunctions in sight  —  The streaming service that delivers over-the-air TV broadcasts went live today, though ABC, CBS, NBC, and other networks sued to try to stop the launch.  —  One of Aereo's tiny antennas.  —  New Yorkers can watch live broadcast TV via the Web, starting today.
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Ben Popper / VentureBeat:
As legal battle with TV networks escalates, Aereo launches in New York.  We tested the service.  It rocks  —  I'm sitting in my office (by which I mean my kitchen) watching Rachel Ray on my iPad and Kathy Lee on my laptop.  These aren't clips or day or old episodes.
Jim Hopkins / Gannett Blog:
Memo: Gannett establishing national news desk  —  USA Today Executive Editor Susan Weiss forwarded the following memo to staff yesterday.  It came a day before many U.S. journalists were to participate in a Web conference on the future of wire news.  My question: Does this spell the beginning …
Discussion: @mattderienzo and @romenesko
BBC:
Cyber-attack on BBC leads to suspicion of Iran's involvement  —  The BBC is not providing detail of the timing or nature of the cyber-attack  —  A “sophisticated cyber-attack” on the BBC has been linked to Iran's efforts to disrupt the BBC Persian Service.
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NBC pulls Ron Paul's last embed  —  A couple weeks back I noted that Ron Paul, the lonely delegate hunter, had only one full-time, embedded reporter on his trail: Anthony Terrell of NBC News.  Other reporters have provided some coverage of the candidate, but for the last few weeks Terrell was the only proverbial boy on the bus.
Discussion: Hit & Run, Runnin' Scared and Mediaite
Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:
New York Times pay structure isn't fit to print  —  The New York Times Co's pay structure isn't fit to print.  The venerable U.S. newspaper group revealed a bonus structure that rewards bosses with 175 percent of their target payouts for achieving a mere 2.5 percent return on invested capital.
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   ‘New York Times’ names SmartMoney.com founder Marc Frons its chief information officer
John Plunkett / Guardian:
BBC boss confirms TV download pay service  —  Mark Thompson says Project Barcelona will allow viewers to purchase programmes permanently just after they are broadcast  —  BBC director general Mark Thompson has confirmed plans for an iTunes-style download service that will allow viewers …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Assad Emails Reveal ABC News Correspondence, CNN Deception  —  In an impressive scoop, The Guardian has acquired a cache of emails from embattled Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad.  While many emails shed a light on Assad's personal life or the crackdown of his people, they also shine a light on his dealings with Western media outlets.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
The Daily Has an Angry Birds App — And the Start of a Custom Publishing Business  —  Hey!  You like Angry Birds, right?  Of course you do.  So you'll enjoy reading about Angry Birds, via a new, free iOS app about the newest iteration of the game, produced by The Daily.  (An Android version is in the works.)
Discussion: ZDNet
John Cook / GeekWire:
Anatomy of a news story: How Bing and Google performed when Steve Jobs resigned  —  A new study out today from Seattle-based Optify attempts to get behind the scenes on how Bing and Google operate when big news breaks.  Obviously, that's an interesting topic for news hounds like us.
Discussion: Optify and Forbes
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
NewsRight lands its first licensing deal  —  Two months after opening for business, NewsRight, the news licensing agency created by the Associated Press and 28 other news organizations, has its first client.  —  It's not Huffington Post or Google News or Flipboard.
Discussion: paidContent and The Wrap
Chris Velazco / TechCrunch:
Sports Illustrated App Hits iPhone, Celebrates With Augmented Reality Magazine Cover  —  I'm no athlete, but I've found that a passing knowledge of sports comes in handy when conversations take a turn for the awkward.  The question then is where do sports fans (and wannabes like me) go to get the skinny?
Discussion: mediabistro.com
 
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