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12:25 PM ET, March 1, 2012


 Top News: 
Larry Solov / Big Journalism:
In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  With a terrible feeling of pain and loss we announce the passing of Andrew Breitbart.  —  Andrew passed away unexpectedly from natural causes shortly after midnight this morning in Los Angeles.  —  We have lost a husband, a father, a son …
Media Decoder:
Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Blogger, Dies at 43  —  Updated Andrew Breitbart, a conservative blogger and activist who became well-known for publishing undercover videos and revealing photographs aimed at liberals and Democrats, died Thursday morning.  He was 43.
Erik Wemple:
Vanity Fair on Washington Post: Old story, new copy  —  Vanity Fair has completed its long-awaited big-time look at the toils of the Washington Post.  Sorry, readers, no link: Vanity Fair sent the piece on the condition that the URL not be shared.  —  Written by Sarah Ellison, the piece is as much history as current events.
Discussion: Poynter and The New York Observer
Jim Romenesko:
Vanity Fair profiles Washington Post
Discussion: Poynter
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Met arrests 32-year-old Sun reporter  —  Virginia Wheeler has been arrested on suspicion of making corrupt payments to public officials as part of Operation Elveden  —  A 32-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of making corrupt payments to public officials, by detectives from the Metropolitan police's Operation Elveden.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
G.M.A.'s Producer Will Oversee ABC News Programming  —  James Goldston, the television producer who has been overseeing ABC's “Good Morning America” for the past year, will now oversee all of the ABC News division's programs.  —  In a promotion announced on Thursday, Mr. Goldston …
Daisy Whitney / Beet.TV:
Yahoo Rolling Out Tablet Features for Connected TVs this Quarter, Grows Connected TV Base  —  SUNNYVALE, CA — With more than one million monthly users, Yahoo is aiming to expand the reach of its connected TVs this year and is planning several new feature rollouts in the coming months.
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Investor Group Again Urges Sotheby's to Remove James Murdoch From Board  —  James Murdoch's resignation from News International amid heightened scrutiny over his handling of the unit's newspapers in Britain could hurt his position within companies beyond News Corporation.
Discussion: Guardian and News on News
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:
News Corp shareholders step up bid to oust James Murdoch
Discussion: Telegraph, BBC and Wall Street Journal
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Geordie Greig to edit Mail on Sunday  —  Peter Wright to assume the role of editor emeritus, taking responsibility for ethics and standards across Associated titles  —  Geordie Greig, the editor of the London Evening Standard for the past three years, is to become editor of the Mail on Sunday.
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
James O'Keefe Sues Current Media, Keith Olbermann and David Shuster for Defamation  —  Conservative journalist/activist James O'Keefe has often been accused of skewing the truth with his work.  And now O'Keefe has charged others of doing the same to him.  —  O'Keefe's hit pieces …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?  —  Richard Ziade, founding partner of Readability, is forthright with me about the wait for an official iOS app.  “It did take a really long time.”  —  In fact, the official app of the reading platform took …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Flipboard's Latest Brings Cover Stories To The iPad, Plus A New French Edition  —  Flipboard is rolling out the first major update to its social magazine tonight since its December launch on the iPhone.  The new release brings the iPhone app's most popular feature, “Cover Stories,” to the iPad's bigger screen.
Paul Bradshaw / Online Journalism Blog:
How journalism has changed - Guardian ‘3 pigs’ video says it better than anything  —  There's something almost seminal about this video promoting The Guardian's ‘open journalism’.  I'm not sure whether it's the unusually honest acknowledgement that news is more complicated than it is often presented …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
If you think Twitter doesn't break news, you're living in a dream world  —  One of the signs of how much Twitter and other social tools are disrupting media is the strenuous argument about how they aren't doing this at all — including the repeated assertion that “Twitter doesn't break news.”
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Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
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Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
BBC World Service Opens Newsroom to Public in Live Broadcast
Discussion: WebProNews
Josh Stearns / Save the News:
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Husna Haq / Christian Science Monitor:
E-book readers are buying plenty - but not in bookstores
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
With Starz exiting, Netflix loses access to live TV
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Spotify: Staggering music releases (like movies) won't work
Discussion: TeleRead and Betabeat
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Bloomberg's Abelson on How Wall Street Is Coping
 Earlier Picks: 
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Paid Bankruptcy Advisers $233.3 Million Since Filing in 2008
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT guild members have ‘quiet’ protest outside Page One meeting
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
‘Businessweek’ Unwraps New Website
Eleanor Beardsley / NPR:
For Leap Day Only, A Rare Newspaper Goes To Print
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Steve Myers / Poynter:
IRS delays make it hard for nonprofit news sites to build their businesses