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1:45 PM ET, March 29, 2012

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Mike Shields / Adweek:
Google Unveils New Revenue Option for Web Publishers  —  Google has long been accused of being a content stealer, and/or a value-destroyer in certain publishing circles.  Mark Cuban, the outspoken head of HD Network and the Dallas Mavericks, has referred to Google derisively as a “vampire” …
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Google Partners With Pandora, AdWeek, NYDN On New Paywall ‘Substitute’  —  Google (NSDQ: GOOG) is rolling out a new product, “Google Consumer Surveys,” that lets publishers monetize content through “microsurveys” created by companies that want to carry out inexpensive market research.
Discussion: mediabistro.com, Adweek and ZDNet
Australian Finance Review:
Federal police join News probe  —  The Australian Federal Police has revealed it is working with UK police investigating the News Corporation phone hacking scandal in a statement hours after The Australian Financial Review exposed News's role in high-tech piracy that sabotaged its pay TV rivals …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik and Digital Spy
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Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Dick Fedorcio resigns after Met opens disciplinary action  —  Scotland Yard's head of communications, Dick Fedorcio, has resigned immediately after the force opened disciplinary proceedings against him.  An inquiry by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) into Fedorcio's award …
Discussion: @dvnjr and @dvnjr
Ben Dowell / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch blasts ‘lies and libels’
Discussion: Guardian and The New York Observer
Dina Rickman / Huffington Post UK:   Leveson Inquiry: Kit Malthouse Reveals £40m Cost Of Phone Hacking Probe
Guardian:
Daily Mail made 1,728 potentially illegal requests to private detective
Discussion: Press Gazette
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo names John Temple managing editor  —  The Washington Post has named John Temple, former editor and publisher of Rocky Mountain News, as managing editor, confirming Keach Hagey's report here yesterday.  —  From the Post's press release:
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazines' Digital Circulation More Than Doubles — But Remains Small  —  Fast-Growing Digital Still Just 1% of Publishers' Total  —  Magazines more than doubled their paid digital circulation in the most recent reporting period, but print remains the overwhelming majority of their business …
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
For a Week, Couric Will Co-Host ‘Good Morning America’  —  Katie Couric, during an earlier appearance on “Good Morning America,” which she will co-host next week.  —  Next week, Katie Couric will co-host the news on ABC's “Good Morning America.”  —  It's a one-week role for the former co-host of …
Discussion: The Wrap and @learmonth
The Daily Texan:
Apology from The Daily Texan Editorial Board  —  Update: The cartoon was taken down from The Daily Texan website.  On Tuesday, a cartoon ran on the Opinion page of The Daily Texan that offended many readers, and we sincerely apologize for our decision to run it.
Discussion: Gawker, Inside Higher Ed and Gawker
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Barnes & Noble Incorporates In Germany, Closest Sign Yet Of European Nook Launch  —  Just as Amazon is launching a new Kindle (but not the Fire tablet, yet) in Europe, one of its big competitors is taking one more step in its bid to enter the European market: Barnes & Noble has incorporated a new company …
Discussion: Betabeat, Engadget and Softpedia News
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Limbaugh sees heat over comments turn down to a simmer  —  View Photo Gallery — Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversial statements: A month after conservative talk radio host Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut,” the heat on him is fading.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
‘This American Life’ pulls too-good-to-be-true Stephen Glass stories (again)  —  In the wake of its retraction of Mike Daisey's exposé on Apple, “This American Life” has pulled three Stephen Glass stories done in the late 1990s.  In a Friday blog post, the show says that staff recently learned …
Discussion: Boston Globe and Media Nation
Lee Gardner / Baltimore City Paper:
What Is an Alt-Weekly?  —  We've been trying to figure that out for 35 years  —  Someone asked me that question recently, and I opened my mouth and started to talk.  It's a question that comes up enough that I have a couple of standard answers I can riff on.
 
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Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
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Syria, citizen journalism and the capital “T,” truth
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