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9:05 AM ET, March 2, 2012

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Jack Shafer:
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, a rule I always ignore when somebody famous or newsworthy dies.  If we shouldn't be overly sentimental about death because we all die anyway, what better time to assess a life than when it ends …
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Simone Wilson / The Informer:
Andrew Breitbart Was Planning Huge New Web Project on Eve of Sudden Death  —  ​Forty-three-year-old Andrew Breitbart's shocking death in Westwood last night came just days before he was set to unveil a mysterious new project — one he hoped would mark “a transition into a different kind of journalism …
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Breitbart Friend Reveals To Hannity: Obama Harvard Tapes Will Be Out ‘In A Week Or Two’  —  On his program Thursday, Fox News' Sean Hannity spoke with Steve Bannon (producer of The Undefeated, among various other films) about a series of tapes Andrew Breitbart claimed to have about Barack Obama.
Discussion: Hot Air
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:   Andrew Breitbart built Internet empire by combining new media, partisan slant
Larry Solov / Big Journalism:
In Memoriam: Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)
Media Decoder:
Andrew Breitbart, Conservative Blogger, Dies at 43
Jeff Roberts / paidContent:
Broadcasters Sue To Stop $12 Streaming Service Aereo  —  Well, that was quick.  Two weeks ago, media mogul Barry Diller announced an ambitious cloud-based TV service that streams over-the-air channels to internet devices for $12 a month.  This week, broadcasters offered their opinion …
Brad Stone / Business Week:
Twitter, the Startup That Wouldn't Die  —  Life inside successful Web startups—especially the really successful ones—can be nasty, brutish, and short.  As companies grow exponentially, egos clash, investors jockey for control, and business complexities rapidly exceed the managerial abilities of the founders.
Discussion: TechCrunch and AllThingsD
Amy Thomson / Bloomberg:
Pearson Has Capacity to Make $1.6 Billion in Acquisitions as Digital Grows  —  Pearson Plc (PSON), the publisher of the Financial Times newspaper, has headroom for 1 billion pounds of acquisitions ($1.6 billion) as e-books and digital publishing drive revenue growth.
Michael O'Connell / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Fox & Friends’ Expanding by an Hour (Exclusive)  —  Buoyed by ratings growth, Fox News Channel increases its morning flagship's airtime to four hours.  —  Starting Monday, Fox & Friends will be one-hour friendlier.  —  The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusivity that the Fox News Channel …
Sky News:
Injured French Journalist Escapes Syria  —  French journalist Edith Bouvier suffered serious leg injuries  —  The journalists Edith Bouvier and William Daniels have left Syria and are now safely in Lebanon, French President Nicolas Sarkozy has said.  —  The pair, who were both working …
Discussion: Reuters and msnbc.com
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
NBC News to Expand Presence on Radio  —  NBC News, the top-rated network news division on television, is eying growth opportunities in an old-fashioned medium, radio.  —  In an expansion of an existing relationship, the news division said on Thursday that its radio distributor, Dial Global …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance  —  Apple is pursuing a plan to introduce a streaming TV service by Christmas this year, in spite of the “tough time” it is having bringing media and content producers on board, according to a New York Post article.
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Yahoo's Jai Singh: Creating a “Voice” at the World's Biggest News Site  —  SUNNYVALE, CA — Ranked by far as the biggest news site, Yahoo lacks a distinct voice and identity, but that is changing says Jai Singh, Editor-in-Chief of the Yahoo Media Network in this interview with Beet.TV
Thanks:@beet_tv
Jim Romenesko:
J-prof's class material creates controversy  —  included her police incident report, her Facebook and Twitter profiles, court proceedings and other material.  (She was arrested in January for public intoxication, minor in consumption, resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief.)
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Guardian says open journalism is the only way forward  —  If there's one newspaper that has stood apart from the crowd in terms of its eagerness to embrace a digital-media world, it is The Guardian in Britain.  The paper was one of the first to make user-generated content — and crowdsourcing …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Martha Stewart Turns To iPad Editions, Video As Revenues Fall  —  As revenues fall, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (NYSE: MSO) plans to focus on some digital initiatives at its magazines, including releasing iPad editions of Whole Living and Martha Stewart Weddings by the end of the year.
Discussion: Thomson IR and Folio
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Yates wined and dined with NoW staff  —  Officer who decided against reopening investigation in 2009 says he was ‘good friend’ of News of the World's Neil Wallis  —  The Scotland Yard officer who decided against reopening the phone-hacking investigation in 2009 was a “good friend” …
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Reuters:
Leveson Inquiry Preparing To Call Rupert Murdoch
 
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Hunter Walker / Politicker:
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Curt Woodward / Xconomy:
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Discussion: The Seattle Times …
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Daisy Whitney / Beet.TV:
Yahoo Rolling Out Tablet Features for Connected TVs this Quarter, Grows Connected TV Base
Tim Kenneally / The Wrap:
James O'Keefe Sues Current Media, Keith Olbermann and David Shuster for Defamation
Discussion: New York Post and Chickaboomer
Erik Wemple:
Vanity Fair on Washington Post: Old story, new copy
Discussion: AdAge, Poynter, The FJP and Techdirt