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7:20 AM ET, March 1, 2012


 Top News: 
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
Dominic Rushe / Guardian:   News Corp pressure for Murdoch
Business Wire:
James Murdoch Steps Down as Executive Chairman, News International to Focus on Expanding International TV Businesses
Robert Peston / BBC:
Murdochs: Exit James, enter Rupert
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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.
Jim Romenesko:
Vanity Fair profiles Washington Post
Discussion: Poynter
Stephen Galloway / Hollywood Reporter:
Whatever Happened to Ted Turner?  —  The “Mouth of the South” is no longer as he devotes his time (and $1 billion) to the U.N., jets between 28 homes and four girlfriends, misses Jane Fonda and opens up to THR about Rupert, Jerry and his abuse as a child.  Says a friend: “He's definitely changed.”
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NYT guild members have ‘quiet’ protest outside Page One meeting  —  Newspaper Guild members at The New York Times received this notice Tuesday: … Quiet protest, everybody!  Sorry: (quiet protest, everybody).  You can vigorously rustle your copy of the Observer, or tap out a polite tweet on your phone (keyboard clicks off, please).
Steven Church / Bloomberg:
Tribune Paid Bankruptcy Advisers $233.3 Million Since Filing in 2008  —  Tribune Co. (TRB), the biggest news media company in bankruptcy, paid lawyers and other advisers $233.3 million since filing for court protection from creditors in December 2008.  —  The two main law firms …
Kevin Lincoln / Business Insider:
A.J. Daulerio Tells Us About The New State Of Gawker  —  With the new year also came a new editor of Gawker, Gawker Media's flagship site.  —  A.J. Daulerio took over Gawker's sports blog Deadspin from Will Leitch and turned it into a major player in terms of both news and audience.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
BBC World Service Opens Newsroom to Public in Live Broadcast  —  The BBC World Service broadcast its daily morning editorial meeting live for the first time Wednesday as part of a series of public events commemorating its 80th birthday.  —  A recording of the 55-minute meeting …
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
Bloomberg's Abelson on How Wall Street Is Coping  —  Bloomberg's Max Abelson has the story of the day, another entry in his list of stories on out-of-touch Wall Streeters.  This one's about how rich folks are coping with their reduced circumstances in a season of curtailed bonuses.
Discussion: Bloomberg, Capital New York and Gawker
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
With Starz exiting, Netflix loses access to live TV  —  Netflix customers won't just lose access to movies like Tangled and Toy Story 3 this week due to the end of the company's deal with pay TV network Starz.  Subscribers also don't have access to the Starz live feed anymore …
Seth Godin / paidContent:
Who Decides What Gets Sold In The Bookstore?  —  We can probably agree that the local supermarket has no moral or ethical or business obligation to sell cherry-flavored Cap'n Crunch.  If the owner doesn't like cherries, she doesn't have to sell them.  —  And the cereal maker shouldn't work under …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Brooks ‘had her phone hacked twice a week’  —  Police tell Leveson inquiry that Brooks was asked if she wanted to take further action, also saying that the NoW was ‘obstructive’  —  Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, had her phone hacked by News of the World twice …
Josh Stearns / Save the News:
Public Television: We're #1!  —  For the ninth year in a row, public television has ranked as the most trusted institution in America, trumping all other forms of media, the courts and the federal government.  —  This news comes after a bruising year for public media.
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Spotify: Staggering music releases (like movies) won't work  —  Hollywood studios made billions by strictly controlling distribution.  Some music acts think it may be profitable to restrict access in a similar way.  —  Spotify CEO Daniel Ek during one of the company's press events last fall.
Discussion: TeleRead and Betabeat
Steve Myers / Poynter:
IRS delays make it hard for nonprofit news sites to build their businesses  —  Anyone with a cursory knowledge of the nonprofit news field knows the big players:, Texas Tribune, MinnPost, ProPublica, et. al.  —  You probably haven't heard of the Arlington Mercury or the San Diego Newsroom.
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