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11:50 AM ET, May 4, 2012

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Cameron wins advance access to Leveson inquiry witness statements  —  David Cameron and seven other cabinet ministers will be given advance sight of witness statements to the Leveson inquiry, including those submitted by the former Downing Street spin doctor Andy Coulson and ex-News International chief executive Rebekah Brooks.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Press Gazette
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Gordon Rayner / Telegraph:
Leveson Inquiry: Government makes ‘controversial’ last-minute bid for advance sight of Andy Coulson's evidence
Discussion: Huffington Post UK and Guardian
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Announcing the 75th class of Nieman Fellows  —  This morning, the Nieman Foundation announced our incoming class of Nieman Fellows, which will be our 75th.  (The Nieman Fellowships allow a group of accomplished journalists — half American, half international — to come to Harvard for a year of study on the subjects of their choice.)
Jim Romenesko:
New York Times confirms non-newsroom layoffs  —  I received multiple tips late Thursday about layoffs at the New York Times, including this report: … Another tipster says of Freeman: He was “one of the two go-to guys on news-department legal matters, from story vetting to fighting First Amendment cases.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
National Magazine Awards 2012: ‘Time’ Grabs Top Prize; ‘New York’ Wins Three  —  NEW YORK — NBC News anchor Brian Williams joked with attendees at Thursday night's National Magazine Awards dinner that given all the categories being honored, “if you publish a magazine in the United States …
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At the often stodgy National Magazine Awards, best disruptor of decorum goes to a tall guy from Dallas  —  “I feel like when we win, everybody wins,” said Time managing editor Rick Stengel in a ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis Thursday night, accepting a National Magazine Award for magazine of the year, the evening's top honor.
Discussion: WWD
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post newspaper revenue drops 8% in 1st quarter  —  The Washington Post Company reported net earnings of $31 million in the first quarter of 2012 on Friday.  Last year, the Post reported earnings of $15.2 million in the first quarter; the report attributes the gain to the sale …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Arianna Huffington's Role at AOL Narrowed to Focus on Huffington Post  —  She originally had editorial oversight of all AOL properties when the online company acquired her site, but she shoots down rumors that she could leave AOL.  Arianna Huffington said Thursday that her role at AOL …
Discussion: AllThingsD and Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
The ‘falling bear’ is dead, immortalized in Colorado student photo  —  Two cars on Thursday struck and killed the Colorado bear who was photographed in mid-air.  The black bear was wandering on a highway near Boulder, Colo., where it achieved fame via a viral photograph by University of Colorado student Andy Duann last week.
Discussion: Daily Camera, Gawker and The Awl
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
It doesn't matter what e-books cost to make  —  Book publishers are trying hard to defend the pricing of e-books — perhaps in part because they've been accused by the Justice Department of rigging prices to keep them artificially high — by arguing that it costs a lot more than most people …
Discussion: Techdirt, The FJP and TERRIBLEMINDS, Thanks:@mathewi
John Cook / Gawker:
A Low Six-Figure Book Deal for the Fox Mole  —  Congratulations to Joe Muto, formerly known as the Fox Mole, for selling a book about his experiences inside Fox News Channel to Dutton, an imprint of Penguin.  —  The book—tentatively titled An Atheist in the Foxhole—will be a …
Reid Pillifant / Capital New York:
Gillibrand signs Senate resolution asking Village Voice Media to drop adult-services ads from Backpage.com  —  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has joined several colleagues to cosponsor a resolution asking Village Voice Media, owners of the online classifieds site Backpage.com, to shut down the adult-services section of the site.
Jed Lipinski / Capital New York:
It's the year 1472 in journalism, a fact some people like and some don't  —  Jarvis, Rosen, Dean Starkman, Karen Dunlap, Joshua Benton Jed Lipinski  —  “You ask what the future of news is?  I have no friggin' idea.  No one does.”  —  So said Jeff Jarvis at last night's roundtable discussion titled …
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Sources: Sarah Phillips And Nilesh Prasad Picked Games Together, Scammed People Together, Got Fired From T-Mobile Together  —  What have we learned about Sarah Phillips, the woman who was apparently scamming people on the Internet when she wasn't writing a column for ESPN.com, in the 24 hours since our story was published?
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Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
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Discussion: Media Decoder and FishbowlNY
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Nielsen Reports a Decline in Television Viewing
Discussion: Fortune, Media Decoder, WebProNews and CNET