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12:00 AM ET, February 15, 2012

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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI staff demand openness over internal investigation unit  —  Following Sun arrests, NI staff body writes to chief executive regarding remit and scope of committee, and status of sources  —  The body representing News International staff is seeking an urgent meeting with chief executive Tom Mockridge …
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Financial Times:
Murdoch puts top lawyer on Sun case
Discussion: Politico
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
News Corp. Without Newspapers Would Be Addition by Subtraction
Discussion: CJR, AdAge, Forbes and Company Town
Sean O'Neill / @timescrime:   Have confirmed that senior Met officers have “reviewed” their arrest strategy in Weeting and Elveden. Dawn raids will now be the norm...
Press Gazette:
News Corp hands over journalists' sources to police
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Michael Wolff / @michaelwolffnyc:   I'm hearing: Trevor Kavanagh spoke to Murdoch on Sunday. So...Murdoch signing off on rebellion at Sun, while helping police?
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Fair Use Or Free Riding?  The AP's New Attack On News Scraping  —  The Associated Press is becoming more aggressive in trying to rein in the information the news service scatters around the world.  After helping to launch a copyright monitoring service, the AP is now suing a company …
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Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Interviews: Meltwater Appeals UK Web News Fees As Both Sides Claim Victory
Discussion: Guardian, NPR and Poynter
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Did the AP just declare war on news aggregators?
Tucker Carlson / The Daily Caller:
Media Matters memo called for hiring private investigators ‘to look into the personal lives’ of Fox employees  —  A little after 1 p.m. on Sept. 29, 2009, Karl Frisch emailed a memo to his bosses, Media Matters for America founder David Brock and president Eric Burns.
Discussion: Mediaite, TVNewser and FishbowlDC
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Jack Shafer:
Media Madders  —  The “investigative series” that the conservative Daily Caller commenced this week about the liberal media watchdog outfit Media Matters for America and its founder David Brock accomplishes the impossible: It makes me sympathize with Media Matters and Brock.
Erik Wemple:
Fox News and the art of media-timing
Keach Hagey / Politico:
Fox News ‘course correction’ rankles some  —  As a white, male, middle-aged conservative talk radio host from Virginia, John Fredericks is something close to the Platonic ideal of a Fox News fan.  —  And until last year, he was one.  But then Fox's treatment of the Republican primary race …
Discussion: TVNewser
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
New Service Will Stream Local TV Stations in New York  —  A online television company has come up with a way to stream local television stations to paying subscribers on the Internet, potentially forming a new cord-cutting threat for cable and satellite distributors.
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Glenn Garvin / Miami Herald:
The profound lies of Deep Throat  —  Kids say the darndest things.  Speaking to a college journalism class last week, I learned the students had recently seen the All The President's Men, the film noir tale of the Washington Post's pursuit of the Watergate scandal.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Dan Loeb Recruits Former NBC Boss Jeff Zucker for His Raid on Yahoo  —  Here's Dan Loeb's formal declaration of war against the old guard at Yahoo, along with his list of allies.  —  The activist shareholder wants four of Yahoo's board seats, one of which he wants to occupy himself.
Tom McGeveran / Capital New York:
Some best-guesses about what BuzzFeed is up to, and why it is in fact about Arianna, a little  —  In all the conversation about BuzzFeed, two questions and answers get repeated over and over again.  But I don't think the answers have been quite right—for a mixture of reasons, probably.
Discussion: Gawker and BuzzFeed
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ethan Bronner out as NYT Jerusalem chief  —  One year after the New York Times public editor recommended his reassignment, Ethan Bronner is being replaced as Jerusalem bureau chief.  —  Today, the Times announced that Education editor Jodi Rudoren has been named Jerusalem bureau chief.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and FishbowlNY
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
UK Seize Popular Music Blog, Arrest Operators and Threaten Readers  —  Founded in 2008, RnBXclusive.com quickly became one of the most popular R&B / hip hop blogs.  With over a quarter million fans on Facebook it was the go-to destination for many music fans.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Hearst to Link Digital Editions With Amazon  —  Is it a magazine—or catalogue?  —  Magazines have been increasingly blurring the line between editorial and commerce, lending their names to products and shopping sites.  Now, computer tablets and e-readers are making it more tempting to bridge that gap.
 
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Meta says it is testing its Meta AI chatbot with WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger users in India and parts of Africa

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