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10:50 AM ET, April 24, 2012

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Guardian:
James Murdoch at Leveson: live updates  —  • Hunt asks News Corp exec for ‘input’ into Sky bid statement  —  • Murdoch: ‘illegal’ info on Hunt's statement was a joke  —  • News Corp got details of Ofcom chief and Hunt's conversations  —  • Murdoch sought new channel …
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Robert Peston / BBC:
How News Corp wooed government over BskyB bid  —  James Murdoch has been giving evidence to the Leveson Inquiry  —  James Murdoch's evidence to Leveson started off slowly and not very revealingly about phone hacking.  —  But it is becoming explosive over how News Corp pursued its ambition …
Discussion: @jackofkent
Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Hunt accused of giving News Corp special access over BSkyB bid  —  Murdoch lobbyist's emails appear to show back channel to culture secretary during takeover bid  —  Jeremy Hunt has been accused of acting as a “cheerleader” and operating a secret back channel …
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Emily Allen / Daily Mail:
So who is not telling the whole truth?  James Murdoch says he was given ‘consistent’ assurances by NOTW executives that phone hacking was NOT widespread  —  James Murdoch today told the Leveson Inquiry that he was given ‘consistent’ assurances by senior News of the World executives …
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch before the Leveson inquiry
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Huffington Post UK:   Leveson Inquiry: David Cameron Met James Murdoch 12 Times While In Opposition, Did Discuss BSkyB
Ben Child / Guardian:
Michael Moore predicts phone-hacking scandal will spread to Fox News
Discussion: Erik Wemple, NME News and Press Gazette
Sahil Kapur / TPM:
Fox News' Steve Doocy Corrects Fabricated Obama Quote  —  Fox News' Steve Doocy Corrects Fabricated Obama Quote  —  Facing strong criticism, Fox News host Steve Doocy on Tuesday morning corrected a quote by President Obama that he partially fabricated last week, conceding on air that he “did some paraphrasing.”
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney Alleges Media Bias, As Study Finds He Receives More Positive Coverage Than Obama
Discussion: Slate, Journalism.org and Mother Jones
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Post editors, critics weigh in on ombud column about Flock plagiarism  —  In a new column about the recent resignation of Washington Post blogger Elizabeth Flock, Post ombudsman Patrick Pexton offers the provocative assessment that, “The Post failed her as much as she failed The Post.”
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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Megan Carpentier / The Raw Story:
Unsolicited advice to young writers: The internet remembers
Discussion: inVocus Media Blog
Stuart Dredge / Guardian:
FT passes 2m users for HTML5 web app  —  Mobile now driving 12% of subscriptions to the newspaper's digital offering  —  The Financial Times has attracted more than 2m users to its HTML5 web-app, 10 months after its launch.  —  The app was launched in June 2011 in response to Apple's introduction …
Jim Romenesko:
Here's more information about Journatic  —  It was announced earlier today that the Chicago Tribune has invested in Journatic and will be using it to cover hyperlocal news.  —  A Romenesko reader writes: … Visitors to Sportsjournalists.com started asking questions about Journatic last December.
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David Kenner / Foreign Policy:
The death of a newspaper  —  It's an old story: Journalists tend to see their occupation as a calling, and investors see newspapers as a business.  At Egypt's only independent English-language print daily, the balance sheets won out.  —  Daily News Egypt announced yesterday that it was closing after over seven years in business.
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Why it matters who won the first ‘online’ Pulitzer  —  When The Huffington Post's David Wood won a Pulitzer Prize for his reporting on wounded veterans, Michael Calderone called it a “milestone in the influential Pulitzer committee's recognition of online-only news organizations.”
Thanks:@myersnews
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Posts An In-Line Quarter, But Investors Balk  —  First look at Netflix numbers: A loss of $0.08 a share on revenue of $870 million.  Wall Street was expecting revenues of $855 million and a loss of $0.27 a share.  The crucial number: 23.41 million domestic streaming subscribers.
Adam Klasfeld / Courthouse News Service:
Manning Says Secrecy Dooms Fair Trial  —  Days before the next discovery hearing, the lead attorney for alleged Wikileaks source Pfc. Bradley Manning criticized the government's “cataclysmic” withholding of evidence.  “This case shows a cataclysmic failing of the government to understand …
 
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