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4:30 PM ET, April 24, 2012

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Guardian:
James Murdoch at the Leveson inquiry - live coverage  —  • Murdoch had info on PM and Hunt discussing setting up phone-hacking inquiry  —  • Hunt asked News Corp to ‘work with his team’ on statement  —  • Murdoch: ‘illegal’ info on Hunt's statement was a joke
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Press Gazette:
Jeremy Hunt ‘secretly backed BSkyB bid’  —  Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt secretly backed News Corporation's bid to take over BSkyB and leaked inside information to the media giant, the Leveson Inquiry heard today.  —  Labour has now called on Hunt to resign - with deputy Labour leader …
Guardian:
Jeremy Hunt and NewsCorp: all the emails  —  Evidence provided by Rupert Murdoch to the Leveson inquiry shows that Conservative minister Jeremy Hunt maintained close contact with News Corporation while the company attempted take full ownership of BSkyB
Discussion: Guardian, Guardian and Tom Watson MP
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Hunt accused of giving News Corp special access over BSkyB bid
Robert Peston / BBC:
How News Corp wooed government over BskyB bid
Discussion: @jackofkent
Huffington Post UK:
Leveson Inquiry: David Cameron Met James Murdoch 12 Times While In Opposition, Did Discuss BSkyB
Discussion: Reuters
Michael Miner / Chicago Reader:
Tribune Company does deal with Journatic  —  The Tribune Company announced Monday it's turning over TribLocal to Journatic—which the Tribune describes as a “Chicago-based media content provider” that “aggregates data.”  Not just Chicago-based, it's Tribune Tower-based …
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Felix Salmon:
The problem with Netflix  —  Nick Thompson today asks whether Netflix is doomed, and gives a fantastic potted history of how the company managed to pivot from being a wonderful DVD-by-mail company to being a clumsy digital-platform play.  —  While I agree with Nick's conclusion, however …
Discussion: @tcarmody and New York Times
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Nicholas Thompson / The New Yorker Blog:
Is Netflix Doomed?  —  For a while, Netflix seemed like the smartest tech company around.  Searching for movies online was easy; mailing them back off-line was cathartic.  The company constantly tweaked its red envelopes, trying to create one that you could open while tipsy and seal one-handed while late for work.
Aruna Viswanatha / Reuters:
Exclusive: SEC probes movie studios over dealings in China  —  (Reuters) - U.S. regulators are investigating major U.S. movie studios' dealings with China as the entertainment companies try to get a greater foothold in one of the fastest-growing movie markets in the world.
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
FT passes 2m users for HTML5 web app  —  Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offering  —  The Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch.  —  The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction …
Discussion: The Next Web and Media Week
Sahil Kapur / TPM:
Fox News' Steve Doocy Corrects Fabricated Obama Quote  —  Fox News' Steve Doocy Corrects Fabricated Obama Quote  —  Facing strong criticism, Fox News host Steve Doocy on Tuesday morning corrected a quote by President Obama that he partially fabricated last week, conceding on air that he “did some paraphrasing.”
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Alleges Media Bias, As Study Finds He Receives More Positive Coverage Than Obama
Discussion: Slate, Washington Post and Mother Jones
Rip Empson / TechCrunch:
Read Offline: News.me Automatically Downloads Your News Whenever You Leave Home  —  News.me, the newsreader app hatched in The New York Times' R&D lab and incubated at betaworks, today added a nifty feature to its new iPhone app, which gives readers instant access to their news offline — whenever they leave the house.
Mike Flynn / Breitbart.com:
NPR Fails To Disclose Reporter's Ties To Activist Group  —  This weekend, NPR aimed its taxpayer-subsidized guns at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a relatively unknown membership association of state legislators.  ALEC, a non-profit 501 (c)3 founded in the 1970s …
Discussion: Mediaite and Nypress.com
David Kenner / FP Passport:
The death of a newspaper  —  It's an old story: Journalists tend to see their occupation as a calling, and investors see newspapers as a business.  At Egypt's only independent English-language print daily, the balance sheets won out.  —  Daily News Egypt announced yesterday that it was closing after over seven years in business.
Megan Carpentier / The Raw Story:
Unsolicited advice to young writers: The internet remembers  —  It's hard not to read a story about a young, aspiring journalist like Elizabeth Flock and not feel at least a little sorry for her.  Flock, who resigned from the Washington Post last week after receiving two strong editor's notes …
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Craig Silverman / Poynter:   Post editors, critics weigh in on ombud column about Flock plagiarism
Felix Salmon:
Could the NYT make money from its scoops?  —  Perhaps the most surprising thing about the NYT's Walmart exposé this weekend is that it was such a surprise to the market.  Note this, for instance: … The filing in question was Walmart's quarterly report, which was filed with the SEC on December 8.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
“Why I break DRM on e-books”: A publishing exec speaks out  —  Calls for big-six publishers to drop DRM have increased in recent weeks, coinciding with the DOJ price-fixing lawsuit.  Many observers fear that the lawsuit will actually reduce competition in the e-book marketplace …
 
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