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10:20 AM ET, April 26, 2012

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Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Murdoch: I should have closed News of the World earlier  —  Newspaper boss says he ‘panicked’ when the Milly Dowler revelations came out - but says: 'I'm glad I did'  —  News International: ‘We are now a new company’  —  Copyright: Roger Jones on Geograph.  Some rights reserved
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Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Murdoch: There was a ‘cover-up’ at News of the World  —  ‘There is no question in my mind that someone took charge of a cover-up’, News Corporation chairman tells the Leveson inquiry  —  Management at News International and News Corporation were “misinformed” about the true extent …
Jack Shafer / Reuters:
Who cares if Murdoch lobbied?  —  Pummel Rupert Murdoch and his minions all you want for News Corp.'s phone-hacking of celebrities and crime victims, its computer-hacking, its blagging, its bribing of police, its payments of hush money, its obstruction of justice, and its operation …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Vogue's flattering article on Syria's first lady is scrubbed from Web  —  It may have been the worst-timed, and most tin-eared, magazine article in decades.  —  “Asma al-Assad is glamorous, young, and very chic — the freshest and most magnetic of first ladies,” writer Joan Juliet Buck began …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker: We want to elevate the discourse about frogs who sit like humans [CHART]  —  Most news organizations would kill for Gawker's commenters, but Nick Denton is messing with them again.  —  Denton describes the failure of comments like an economist.  It's a tragedy of the commons …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
FCC wants to put political ad data online; broadcasters balk  —  Even though such information is already technically public, broadcasters fear that putting that level of detail on the Internet will undermine their own businesses.  —  This month, just before the Pennsylvania primary …
Alexis Gutter / American Journalism Review:
Telling the Story Through Her Own Words  —  When Eli Sanders sat in court listening to the testimony of a rape victim, he didn't know if the material would result in anything beyond a blog post.  He certainly did not expect it would lead to a Pulitzer Prize for feature writing.
Associated Press:
Bradley Manning awaits military judge's ruling on possible dismissal of some WikiLeaks charges  —  WikiLeaks  —  (AP) FORT MEADE, Md. - A military judge in Maryland is poised to rule on whether some of the 22 charges against a soldier accused of giving government secrets to WikiLeaks should be dismissed.
Shiv Malik / Guardian:
FSA considers News Corp emails  —  Financial Services Authority looking into whether emails from culture department to News Corp broke insider trading rules  —  The stock market watchdog, the Financial Services Authority, is looking at whether a series of emails from the office of the culture …
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Tara Murtha / Philadelphia Weekly:
How Two Photojournalists Are Taking on the City's Gun Crisis  —  A new-media project, GunCrisis.org, uses old-school journalism tactics to study Philly's homicides.  —  Midnight comes and goes.  For the first time in 11 nights, the city of Philadelphia has gone a full day and night without a homicide.
Hunter Walker / Politicker:
Village Voice Attorney Defends Her Company's Sex Site At Contentious Council Hearing  —  This afternoon, the Women's Issues Committee of the City Council held a hearing on a resolution proposed by Council members Brad Lander and Melissa Mark-Viverito that would call for Village Voice Media to shut down the …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NBC Miami reporter fired for edited Zimmerman tape  —  WTVJ reporter Jeff Burnside was fired Friday after being involved in editing a tape of George Zimmerman's 911 call before he shot Trayvon Martin.  Burnside, who has been with the NBC owned and operated Miami station for 13 years, still has a bio page on its website.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Shield law could protect Fox News mole, Gawker blogger Joe Muto  —  Roger Ailes may view “Fox Mole” Joe Muto as a disloyal, dishonest ex-employee, but Muto may be entitled to the same legal protections that prevent the government from raiding the newsroom at Fox News.
 
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