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7:40 AM ET, March 8, 2012

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Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Warns Apple, Publishers  —  Justice Department Threatens Lawsuits, Alleging Collusion Over E-Book Pricing  —  The Justice Department has warned Apple Inc. and five of the biggest U.S. publishers that it plans to sue them for allegedly colluding to raise the price of electronic books, according to people familiar with the matter.
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Inquirer: Rendell relinquishes lead in Philly papers purchase, as his group gets exclusive consideration  —  The group of local leaders interested in buying the Philadelphia papers is now being led by H.F. “Gerry” Lenfest, who was asked to take over by former governor Ed Rendell, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Jim Romenesko:
Why Tony Auth is leaving the Philadelphia Inquirer  —  He adds: “I'm looking forward to the future” as digital artist in residence at NewsWorks.  (About that job title: “I made that up.")  “I have nothing but affection for the Inquirer and everybody there. ...  People who aren't in newspapers would say, ‘Oh you can work at home!’
Discussion: Washington Post and NewsWorks
Jean Kaplansky / Digital Book World:
The Shiny New iPad: What it Means for Publishers  —  Apple's announcement of the new iPad received a lot of attention today, but what does it mean for your business?  —  Advancements  —  Changes to the new iPad are primarily hardware-based.  The new key features are a quad-core A5X processor …
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The Onion:
This Article Generating Thousands Of Dollars In Ad Revenue Simply By Mentioning New iPad  —  SAN FRANCISCO—According to industry sources, this news article is generating a veritable bonanza of highly lucrative advertising revenue by mere virtue of the fact that it mentions Apple's new iPad.
Discussion: TechCrunch and TechCrunch
@alexismadrigal:   It's funny that people think iPad stories generate ad revenue for media companies. That's not how it works.
Doree Shafrir / BuzzFeed:
Why I Probably Still Won't Get An iPad
Discussion: New York Times
Bloomberg:
Apple Unveils New IPad to Widen Tablet Lead
Press Gazette:
PCC confirms closure and transfer to new body  —  The Press Complaints Commission has confirmed its closure - agreeing to move to a new body that will see the transfer of all staff, assets and liabilities.  —  New chairman Lord Hunt had previously announced in February that the PCC had met …
Discussion: The Independent
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HBO Deals Keep Fox, Universal Out of New iCloud Movie Service  —  As widely predicted, Apple has updated its Apple TV accessory.  This isn't an overhaul, but an update: The new box offers better resolution, and software upgrades.  —  The new device will support video in 1080p …
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Greg Sandoval / CNET:   For Apple TV, subscription video service still missing
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Here's What a Netflix-Cable Deal Could Look Like: The One That Netflix Just Announced With Apple
Discussion: C21Media, Techland and Pocket-lint
Michael Hinkelman / Philly.com:
Strange bedfellows: Maher jumps to defense of Limbaugh  —  Liberal political talk show host Bill Maher has jumped to the defense of conservative radio jock Rush Limbaugh.  Maher, a comedian and host of HBO's “Real Time With Bill Maher,” defended Limbaugh through Twitter.
Discussion: The Daily Beast
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Heather Murphy / Slate:
In Defense of Instagram: Why News Photography Goes Well With Vintage-Filtered Cat Pics  —  The left half of this photo has been placed through an Instagram filter.  The right half has not. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images.  —  If its critics are to be believed, Instagram is one of the best deals in the world.
Discussion: Poynter and The FJP
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.
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Richard Huff / NY Daily News:   New York TV news mainstay Sue Simmons to say farewell to WNBC audiences in June
Emma Carmichael / Gawker:
Columbia J-School Grad Submits Most Passive-Aggressively Vicious Alumni Update Ever  —  A friend and graduate of Columbia's journalism school noticed this incredible update in his monthly alumni update email blast today, and thought to pass it along, because oh my god, it is fantastic.
Summer Harlow / JOURNALISM IN THE AMERICAS:
UNESCO launches Women Make the News 2012 initiative to highlight rural women's access to information  —  The Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas has endorsed UNESCO's Women Make the News 2012 initiative, to be celebrated Thursday, March 8, in connection with International Women's Day.
Sarah Ellison / Vanity Fair:
Ghosts in the Newsroom  —  Despite The Washington Post's history of swashbuckling journalism, its business strategy has been deeply conservative.  Can the heirs to Kay Graham and Ben Bradlee's legacy—Graham's son Don, the chairman and C.E.O.; her granddaughter Katharine Weymouth, the publisher …
Discussion: The Corsair
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Fox News Draws the Most ‘Super Tuesday’ Viewers  —  Fox News Channel easily out-rated its cable news rivals on Tuesday, the Super Tuesday night of primaries and caucuses in 10 states.  The channel even topped the only broadcast network, NBC, that produced a prime-time special about the primaries.
Discussion: MediaPost, Multichannel and Mediaite
Peter Lee / CounterPunch:
In Syria, al Jazeera's Credibility Implodes  —  Over the last couple days the Syrian army has moved into the Baba Amr district of Homs.  —  The action is Syria's Tiananmen.  —  The Western shorthand for Tiananmen is “authoritarian regime reveals its true monstrous face to the world …
Natalie Peck / Hacking inquiry:
Ex-senior Met Police officer accuses newspaper group of skewing investigation into MP  —  A former senior police officer has accused a newspaper group of trying to skew an investigation into a Conservative minister at the Leveson Inquiry today.  —  Bob Quick, former assistant commissioner at the Met …
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Vikram Dodd / Guardian:
Yates ‘resisted handing over phone records’
Discussion: Guardian
 
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
In Major Digitization Effort, Scholastic Launches E-Reading App For Kids
Discussion: TeleRead, Engadget and Electronista
Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:
Copy Cats: The Secret Art Cabal Inside The New York Times
Erik Wemple:
Breitbart.com hates getting scooped
Discussion: BREITBART.COM, BuzzFeed, PBS and Mediaite
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
After beating both tabloids to the tale of Madam Gristina, DNAinfo has the ‘News’ and ‘Post’ in a sweat
Discussion: DNAinfo.com and New York Magazine
Rebecca J. Rosen / The Atlantic Online:
The Magical, Revolutionary Telephone
Alistair Barr / Reuters:
PayPal sparks furor over limits on “obscene” e-books
Discussion: CNET
Felix Salmon / Wired:
iTunes Pricing as a Model for Journalism
Discussion: Mother Jones and @mattyglesias
 Earlier Picks: 
Jim Romenesko:
Call the Lawyers! - Sincerest form of flattery?
Discussion: Willamette Week
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NYT's Berke offered Washington Post spot
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM
Dylan Byers / Politico:
‘Rock Center’ profiles Gawker's Nick Denton
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Columbia renames j-school building after Joseph Pulitzer
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nicholas Thompson on leaving ‘The New Yorker’ to run newyorker.com: 'We're making big investments'