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2:35 PM ET, February 13, 2012


 Top News: 
Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
ITV warns Apple not to brand smart television ‘iTV’  —  ITV has written to Apple to warn the Silicon Valley technology giant off using its three-letter name for its long-awaited, “iTV” smart television.  —  ITV insiders fear Apple may ignore past assurances that it would not muscle into its territory with its new smart television.
Jamie Keene / The Verge:
UK's ITV denies warning Apple away from iTV name  —  ITV has denied that there is any truth in reports that it has approached Apple to warn it off using the ITV name.  The Telegraph this morning suggested that British television network ITV's CEO Adam Crozier had written a letter to Apple regarding …
Trevor Kavanagh / The Sun:
The Sun's Trevor Kavanagh: Witch-hunt puts us behind ex-Soviet states on Press freedom  —  THE Sun is not a “swamp” that needs draining.  —  Nor are those other great News International titles, The Times and The Sunday Times.  —  Yet in what would at any other time cause uproar in Parliament …
The Independent:
Murdoch hit by threat of new legal fight in US  —  Rupert Murdoch's global empire is set to face new legal action in the US over alleged illegal practices by News Corp journalists.  The lawyer at the heart of the phone-hacking scandal in the UK, Mark Lewis, who was instrumental in exposing …
Guardian:   Met police statement on Operations Weeting, Elveden and Tuleta
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corp team ‘boasting’ over help to police
Discussion: Press Gazette
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:   Police investigation sparks civil war at NI
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Pew: Online advertising passing by news organizations  —  News organizations are doing a crummy job of capitalizing on online advertising's growth.  The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism studied the websites of 11 newspapers, several TV networks, and Yahoo and the Huffington Post …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Depressing: News Sites Are Their Own Biggest Advertisers
Discussion: TVNewser and
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Inside Media Matters: Sources, memos reveal erratic behavior, close coordination with White House and news organizations  —  This is the first in a Daily Caller investigative series on Media Matters For America.  Daily Caller reporters Alex Pappas and Will Rahn contributed to this report.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Conservatives At CPAC Search For The Right's Woodward And Bernstein  —  WASHINGTON — While Republican candidates score points slamming the media from the stump, prominent conservatives, gathered in Washington D.C. for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, were busy encouraging young attendees to pursue journalism.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:   At CPAC, plenty of lefty media, but campaign finance reporters left out
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Kindle To Japan And Brazil This Year?  —  Kindle may launch in Japan and Brazil in 2012, according to reports published in the last week.  —  First up, Japan: Kindle could launch there as soon as April, Reuters (NYSE: TRI) reports.  Amazon has been been in discussions with Japanese publishers since last year.
Discussion: The Next Web
Heloise Wood / Press Gazette:
Hugh Grant stands by ‘inference’ MoS hacked his phone  —  Actor Hugh Grant has refused Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre's invitation to retract his allegation that the Mail titles have been involved in phone-hacking.  —  Dacre made his offer last week when he, in turn, refused to retract …
Discussion: Guardian
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
Joe Scarborough Gets a Politico Blog  —  Joe Scarborough can now yell and scream via a blog, thanks to Politico.  Scarborough's blog launched after midnight last night, and here is how Scarborough introduced himself: … Nicely done.  Scarborough added that he'd be reporting on …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Politico
David Carr / New York Times:
Twitter Is All in Good Fun, Until It Isn't  —  I was going to tweet about Roland Martin's suspension from CNN, but I decided to write a column about it instead.  It's safer this way.  —  Let me explain.  —  Big media companies love when their employees hit Twitter.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Aided by Silicon Valley, U.S. government ferrets out journalists' confidential sources  —  Two Times stories over the weekend focused on threats to journalists' ability to keep their sources confidential.  One of those threats is familiar to journalists: the government.  The other is relatively new: Silicon Valley.
Discussion: Scripting News and Bits
Adam Liptak / New York Times:   A High-Tech War on Leaks
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