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6:45 PM ET, March 14, 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
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:   Horsegate: Questions about whether Rebekah Brooks, not Charlie, is David Cameron's real friend
Reuters:
Murdoch UK paper editor “told me to bribe police”
Discussion: Press Gazette and Journalism.co.uk
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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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.
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).
Discussion: Guardian, ZDNet, Culture and Jacket Copy
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.
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 …
Discussion: The Editorialiste
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Steven Greenhouse / Media Decoder:
Former Intern at ‘Charlie Rose’ Sues, Alleging Wage Law Violations  —  A former unpaid intern for the “Charlie Rose” show has filed a lawsuit against Mr. Rose and his production company, accusing them of violating New York State wage laws by not paying the show's interns for the work they performed.
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.
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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 …
Discussion: BBC, The Wall Blog and The Next Web
Reuters:
BBC suffers cyber-attack following Iran campaign
Discussion: Agence France Presse and Gizmodo
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
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York Times’ names SmartMoney.com founder Marc Frons its chief information officer  —  The New York Times Co. has named Marc Frons its chief information officer.  —  Frons previously served as the Times Media Group's chief technology officer of digital operations.
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Jeffrey Goldfarb / Reuters:   New York Times pay structure isn't fit to print
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.
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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Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Google's entertainment strategy is in disarray  —  Google Music no longer exists as a standalone service.  Google TV was an embarrassment.  YouTube may lose music videos next year.  Sources say not everybody at YouTube and Android is pulling in the same direction.
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: Mediaite and Runnin' Scared
 
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