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Steve Fishman / New York Magazine:
The Tabloid Turncoat  —  Colin Myler, the Daily News' new editor, knows his enemies at Rupert Murdoch's New York Post.  Maybe too well.  —  Five years ago, Colin Myler, now the editor of the Daily News, received a message from Rupert Murdoch's people.  At the time, Myler, a square-faced Brit, was a top ­editor at Murdoch's Post.
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Leveson becomes Murdoch family affair  —  Barclay and Lebedev scions to join News Corp father and son in giving evidence to the media ethics inquiry next week  —  Rupert Murdoch may not be on trial next Wednesday, but the six hours of testimony he will give under oath is the closest …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
New Romney Spokesman Scrubs History Of Attacking Media  —  NEW YORK — Richard Grenell, a former Bush administration official who joined the Romney campaign Thursday as national security and foreign policy spokesman, appears to have deleted more than 800 of his past tweets following scrutiny …
David Carr / New York Times:
TV Corrects Itself, Just Not on the Air  —  After broadcasting an audio clip on the “Today” show about George Zimmerman last month that hit the trifecta of being misleading, incendiary and dead-bang wrong, NBC News management took serious action: it fired the producer in charge and issued …
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Thomas Catan / Wall Street Journal:
Experts Say Government Had Little Choice in E-Books Case  —  WASHINGTON—The U.S. Justice Department has come under criticism since filing an antitrust lawsuit against Apple Inc. and five publishers, accusing them of colluding to fix e-book prices.  —  But many experts say that under antitrust law …
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Meltwater Response To Associated Press Lawsuit: AP Is Misusing Copyright Law  —  We were somewhat surprised by the Associated Press' decision to sue news search engine Meltwater, because we couldn't see how the AP — even with its absurdist interpretation of copyright law — had any case.
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
At the Logan Symposium at Berkeley, investigative reporting showed plenty of signs of life.  —  Alfredo Corchado was used to getting mortal threats.  —  He received three in Mexico, but now he was in a Laredo bar, north of the border.  —  You better stop what you're doing …
Stefanie Botelho / Folio:
Q&A: Conde Nast Revamps Brides  —  Conde Nast's Brides magazine is undergoing a revamp from content to staff, positioning the book to stand out in a cluttered market.  Here, we talk to vice president and publisher Michelle Myers about what's changed and what's next for the title, shortly before the reimagined May issue hits newsstands.
Channel 4:
Channel 4 News team deported from Bahrain  —  Jonathan Miller, foreign affairs correspondent for Channel 4 News, and his team have been deported from Bahrain following their release from detention.  —  The correspondent, cameraman, Joe Sheffer, and producer Dave Fuller …
Tabby Kinder / Journalism.co.uk:
Reporting the Anders Behring Breivik trial  —  A comprehensive round-up of the ethical issues journalists are having to consider in the reporting of the Anders Behring Breivik trial  —  Sky News journalist Trygve Sorvaag, live-tweeting the trial of Anders Behring Breivik …
Erika Fry / CJR:
Looking beyond Kony  —  Coverage of Africa needs to go beyond the sensationalistic, three experts said at a panel talk on Thursday  —  In Kenya in early March, a grenade blast linked to the terrorist group Al-Shabaab killed six people and injured 63.  —  Despite the isolated nature of the incident …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Showing Polar Ice Melting, TV Program Is Silent on Why  —  “Frozen Planet,” the seven-hour series that has attracted millions of viewers to the Discovery Channel in recent weeks, shows Earth in extremis.  On this planet, the poles are violently cold, yet are also atypically vulnerable …
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