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1:10 PM ET, March 7, 2012


 Top News: 
Sandra Laville / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: concern over police evidence  —  Attorney general is examining the testimony of Sue Akers amid fears her comments were potentially in contempt of court  —  The attorney general is examining whether the head of Scotland Yard's investigation into illegal news gathering …
Greg Farrell / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Obstruction Evidence Mounts
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
PBS ‘Frontline’ Exposé on News Corp. and Rupert Murdoch Slated for March 27
Discussion: Capital New York
Vikram Dodd / Guardian:   Yates ‘resisted handing over phone records’
JP Mangalindan / Fortune:
Is Amazon getting into original TV?  —  Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are pouring resources into original content.  Now, Amazon may be, too.  —  FORTUNE — Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube are all betting big on original content.  Now, Amazon may be doing the very same.
Cindy Adams / New York Post:
Channel 4 booting anchorwoman Sue Simmons after 32 years  —  After more than three decades, WNBC/Channel 4 is tossing anchorwoman Sue Simmons overboard.  Last week, the station gave her the bad news that her contract would not be renewed — and come June, she's history.
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Cosmopolitan Says It Has 100,000 Paid Digital Subscriptions  —  Achievement Is Encouraging for Brand and Magazines in General  —  Cosmopolitan magazine has reached what appears to be a milestone: 100,000 paid digital subscriptions.  —  The Hearst Magazines title seems to have beaten …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
What's Next For Google Play?  Audiobooks And Magazines  —  Yesterday, Google announced the launch of Google Play, a rebranded Android Market which consolidates all of Google's media offerings, including apps, music, movies and e-books, into one portal.  But it appears that Google's ambitions …
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
AOL Patch Sales People Are Getting Fired  —  AOL's local news network of blogs, Patch, is letting go sales people this week.  —  It's hard to tell how many, only that many people are being let go due to “underperformance.”  —  Last week, a Patch employee said it would be 200.
Jim Romenesko:   Patch to start combining sites?
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
“Practice, pray, and have redundancies”: On the imperfect science of liveblogging  —  When, a few months from now, someone asks the question — Where were you when the iPad HD was announced? — how many of us would answer: “Staring at my computer, manically switching between tabs, hitting refresh”?
Discussion: TechCrunch and Gizmodo
Exclusive: Netflix in talks for cable partnership  —  (Reuters) - Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings has quietly met with some of the largest U.S. cable companies in recent weeks to discuss adding the online movie streaming service to their cable offerings, according to sources familiar with matter.
Elspeth Reeve / The Atlantic Wire:
46 Advertisers Have Quit Limbaugh's Show  —  We're still updating our list of companies that have pulled their ads from Rush Limbaugh even after he apologized for calling Sandra Fluke a slut on Monday.  The current tally is up to 46 — and 48 if you count the bands who don't want their music played on the show.
Discussion: Adweek
Don't Call Me Guru  —  As social media editor for Reuters, Anthony De Rosa is about as real time as you can get.  His desk on the large newsroom floor at Reuters headquarters in Times Square is dominated by three large computer screens, two of which have TweetDeck open at all times.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, The Corsair and Poynter
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Godin to authors: You have no right to make money any more  —  Thanks to the rise self-publishing tools, from Amazon's Kindle platform to Apple's iAuthor software, anyone who wants to write a book can do so and theoretically reach an audience of millions — as self-publishing superstars such as Amanda Hocking and John Locke have shown.
Discussion: TeleRead, Thanks:@mathewi
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Rock Center’ profiles Gawker's Nick Denton  —  NBC's “Rock Center with Brian Williams” has profiled Nick Denton, the founder and publisher of Gawker Media.  The segment will air during tonight's program, which now airs at 10 p.m. ET.  This will be must-see TV for media watchers and hangers-on up in New York City.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Columbia renames j-school building after Joseph Pulitzer  —  Grab your footbag and head to Morningside Heights, because if you win a game there now, you can legitimately call yourself a “Pulitzer winner.”  Press release follows the jump.  (Note: If you write about this, be extremely careful about using Columbia's logo.)
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nicholas Thompson on leaving ‘The New Yorker’ to run 'We're making big investments'  — Condé Nast leads the pack in just-released nominations for big digital-magazine awards, the Digital Ellies  — David Remnick joins two fellow Obama biographers, mostly to defend the president (and lambast Romney)
Discussion: FishbowlNY and Politico
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Erin Siegal / CJR:
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Rajeev Syal / Guardian:
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Discussion: Media Decoder and Poynter
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
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Discussion: Mashable!, App Advice, 9to5Mac and MacRumors
McKay Coppins / BuzzFeed:
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Matt Brian / The Next Web:
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Discussion: Digital Spy and BBC