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6:45 AM ET, February 27, 2012

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Anna Heim / The Next Web:
WikiLeaks starts publishing ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, with 25 media partners on board  —  WikiLeaks has begun publishing a new batch of revelations, ‘The Global Intelligence Files’, which contains information taken from 5 million emails belonging to Stratfor.
Germain Lussier / /Film:
The 84th Annual Academy Award Winners  —  The 84th annual Academy Awards have now concluded and the biggest winners were The Artist, which took home three of the major awards including Best Picture, Hugo, which won several technical ones, and Meryl Streep, who pulled the biggest Oscar upset …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is linking just polite, or is it a core value of journalism?  —  Late last week, TechCrunch writer MG Siegler broke the news that Apple was buying an app-discovery service called Chomp — although he didn't say where that news came from, just that it was a reliable source.
Bill Braun / American Journalism Review:
Taking Over the Media Beat at Poynter  —  Andrew Beaujon moves into what he calls “a great perch.”  Fri., February 24, 2012.  —  Bill Braun (billbraun711@gmail.com) is a student at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.  —  Andrew Beaujon's new career path began …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WSJ Pulls Back On What Google Searchers Can Read For Free  —  Are you used to using Google as a way around the Wall Street Journal's paywall?  Think again.  The WSJ has been holding back stories available through Google's “First Click Free” program, a move that I suspect other newspapers might soon emulate.
David Folkenflik / NPR:
With Sale, Phila.  Reporters Fear Loss Of Integrity … The publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News has been accused of interfering with coverage of the newspapers' pending sale.  —  Philadelphia's financially troubled newspapers — the jointly owned Inquirer …
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Brian Williams' ‘Rock Center’ Hits a New Low — Why NBC Won't Budge  —  Brian Williams' “Rock Center” hit a new ratings low on Wednesday night, so how long can NBC leave it on the air?  —  As long as it takes to gain traction, according to the network.  —  “It's not a play to get a show …
Dalal Mawad / CJR:
Syria: Too Much Information?  —  How journalists wade through a social-media flood  —  For foreign journalists, the Arab Spring uprisings and their aftermaths have ranged from exhilaratingly accessible (Egypt), to mortally dangerous (Libya), to frustratingly off-limits (Syria).
Discussion: The Stream and Guardian
Fred Wilson / A VC:
What's Wrong With Sensationalist Media  —  Check out this email I got from a major media company this past week: … Not interested in The Academy For Software Engineering, HackNY, TechStars NYC, or Angel List, which is where the money seems to be flowing (ie back into the startup ecosystem) …
Discussion: @antderosa and @jeffjarvis
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
It's a trend: Newspaper buildings are worth selling  —  Digital First Media CEO John Paton pronounced about a year ago that newspaper content “has finally found its value in the marketplace and that value is about zero.”  Newspaper buildings, though, are still apparently worth something.
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
BBC News app launches globally for large-screen Android tablets  —  On the same day BBC Worldwide announced that its global iPlayer app was booming in Australia, the BBC's commercial arm has revealed that its News app has launched internationally for larger screen Android Tablets.
 
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