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9:00 AM ET, April 24, 2012

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Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Murdoch denies Jeremy Hunt acted as ‘cheerleader’ for BSkyB bid  —  • Murdoch denies culture secretary was cheerleader for Sky bid  —  • Meetings with politicians were ‘legitimate advocacy’  —  • ‘Tiny conversation’ with PM over Sky takeover at Brooks' house
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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 …
Huffington Post UK:
Leveson Inquiry: David Cameron Met James Murdoch 12 Times While In Opposition, Did Discuss BSkyB  —  James Murdoch met David Cameron 12 times while he was leader of the opposition, including four meetings also attended by Rebekah Brooks, the Leveson Inquiry heard on Tuesday.
Michael Wolff / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch before the Leveson inquiry  —  Murdoch's media empire was partly built on rage at the British establishment.  I, for one, hope he still has some fight in him  —  Does Rupert Murdoch have the wiles and the stamina for a last stand?  —  On Wednesday, he is scheduled to appear …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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  —  It's hard not to read a story about a young, aspiring journalist like Elizabeth Flock and not feel at least a little sorry for her.  Flock, who resigned from the Washington Post last week after receiving two strong editor's notes …
Discussion: inVocus Media Blog
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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Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Tribune replaces TribLocal with Journatic suburban content  —  Tribune Co. announced Monday it has made an investment in Chicago-based media content provider Journatic, which will take over production of TribLocal, the Chicago Tribune's hyper-local news report.  Terms of the investment were not disclosed.
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 …
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.
Michael Rundle / Huffington Post UK:
Sky News Accidentally Names Ched Evans Rape Victim  —  Sky News has come under fire for revealing the name of the woman raped by Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans by accident in a live broadcast.  The news channel published the woman's name when it used an image of Twitter users discussing the case.
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and Telegraph
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.
 
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Ben Child / Guardian:
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From Techmeme:

Andrew Williams / Wired:
Apple may not be bringing Apple Intelligence to iPhone 15, which has 6GB of RAM vs. iPhone 15 Pro's 8GB, due to RAM requirements for on-device AI processing

Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
Report: alleged ringleader of the Scattered Spider hacking group was arrested in Spain; sources: the accused is a 22-year-old Scottish man named Tyler Buchanan

Juli Clover / MacRumors:
Apple added a Vocal Shortcuts accessibility feature in iOS 18 that lets users give Siri a new wake word, such as “hello, computer”

 
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