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2:20 PM ET, April 19, 2012

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Jason Deans / Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Rupert and James Murdoch to give evidence next week  —  Rupert Murdoch is to give evidence to the Leveson inquiry into phone hacking and media ethics next week, with a day and a half set aside for the News Corporation founder.  Murdoch, the chairman and chief executive of News Corp …
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Reuters:
UK parliament aims to publish hacking report on May 1  —  (Reuters) - British legislators said on Thursday they hoped to publish on May 1 a long-awaited report into a phone hacking scandal centered on News Corp's now-closed News of the World tabloid.  —  Parliament's culture committee …
Discussion: Sky News and New York Magazine
Guardian:
Watson: News Corp was like ‘shadow state’  —  Labour MP who led campaign against phone hacking also says News of the World aimed to investigate MPs' provate lives  —  News Corporation is a “toxic institution” that operated like a “shadow state” in British society, according to a Labour MP …
Paul McNally / Journalism.co.uk:
Starmer: Charging advice ‘likely’ for more journalist cases
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Telegraph:   Sun royal editor Duncan Larcombe held in ‘illegal payment’ raids
The Independent:
Brooks and Thurlbeck at risk as prosecutors get first hacking files
Discussion: Press Gazette
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
New York Times Co. Reports Gain in Net Income  —  The New York Times Company reported on Thursday a large gain in first-quarter net income, driven largely by the sale of its regional newspapers, the sale of part of its stake in a New England sports group and an increase in circulation revenue at its flagship newspaper.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
New York Times Sees Digital Ads Droop  —  The New York Times says its digital paywall strategy is a success with consumers.  But its digital advertising business stumbled last quarter, and dropped by 2 percent.  —  Times CEO Arthur Sulzberger Jr. blamed “uneven U.S. economic environment …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Will Sulzberger be the next Times Company C.E.O.?  He doesn't quite say ‘no’  —  Arthur Sulzberger Jr. has been serving as interim C.E.O. of The New York Times Co. ever since the resignation of Janet Robinson late last year.  As a member of the Times controlling family, the Sulzbergers …
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David Lieberman / Deadline.com:
More Trouble For Murdoch: U.S. Lawyers Examining Four Potential Hacking Cases  —  Mark Lewis, the lawyer who has led the attack on hacking cases in the UK, has teamed with two New York law firms to represent at least four people, including one U.S. citizen, who may have had their privacy violated here by Rupert Murdoch-owned properties.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Final Numbers Make It Official: ‘GMA’ Beat ‘Today’ Last Week  —  The final score is in for last week's ratings race between NBC's “Today” show and ABC's “Good Morning America,” and the winner is ABC.  —  ABC's morning program surpassed NBC's by 31,000 total viewers for the week, marking its first full-week victory over NBC since 1995.
Discussion: Forbes, @howardkurtz and The Wrap
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Pentagon Asked Newspaper Not to Publish Photos  —  The grisly photographs of American soldiers posing with the body parts of Afghan insurgents during a 2010 deployment in Afghanistan were the source of a dispute between The Los Angeles Times and the Pentagon lasting weeks.
Discussion: Boing Boing, CNN and LA Observed
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Grant McCool / Reuters:
Apple wants trial on e-book price-fixing: lawyer  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to go to trial to defend itself against U.S. government allegations that it conspired with publishers to raise prices of electronic books, a lawyer for the Silicon Valley giant said in court on Wednesday.
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
All 50 states may join e-book refund settlement
Discussion: TeleRead
Mona Zhang / 10,000 Words:
Newton to Journalists: Focusing on the Story Isn't Enough Anymore  —  In the digital age, journalists are required to don different hats; from multimedia to social media, there is an increasing amount of tools available for telling the story and sharing it.  Still, it may not be enough.
Discussion: SocialTimes and The Muckraker
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Huffington tells Colbert: ‘You just won a mere Peabody, we won a Pulitzer’  —  Arianna Huffington appeared on “The Colbert Report” Wednesday night to talk about her website's first Pulitzer Prize win.  Huffington Post started in 2005, the same year as Stephen Colbert's show.
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Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
The Huffington Post Has A New CTO, And He Was Poached From Spotify
Discussion: @laureni
Guardian:
Julian Assange's lawyer ‘prevented from boarding flight at Heathrow’  —  A lawyer for the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has said she was stopped at Heathrow airport and told she was on a watch list requiring official approval before she could return to her native Australia.
Discussion: NEWS.com.au
BBC:
President Obama leads tributes to TV host Dick Clark  —  Tributes have been pouring in following the death of American veteran TV presenter Dick Clark, with President Barack Obama saying he “reshaped the television landscape forever”.  Clark, who was 82, died following a heart attack on Wednesday.
Discussion: @newyorker
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