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8:35 AM ET, January 12, 2012

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Guardian:
Leveson inquiry: Richard Desmond, Peter Hill, Hugh Whittow - live  —  Full coverage as the Daily Express owner, Express editor and Sunday Express editor appear at the media standards inquiry  —  11.06am: Robert Jay QC raises evidence given to the inquiry by Richard Peppiatt …
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Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
Express continued to use convicted PI Whittamore  —  Richard Desmond's Express Newspapers continued using convicted private investigator Steve Whittamore until as late as July 2010, the Leveson Inquiry heard this morning.  —  The company's legal chief Nicole Patterson was also unable …
Discussion: @dansabbagh and @benfenton
Bloomberg:
News Corp. Tells Judge About Tabloid Editor's $1,150 Bribe to Prison Guard  —  News Corp. (NWSA) for the first time publicly detailed bribery by a journalist at its now-defunct News of the World, telling a court that a former editor agreed to pay a prison guard to get a story about a child killer.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Paul Dacre had hand in accusing Hugh Grant of smears, Leveson inquiry hears
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
New Republic owner quashes reports of liberal journal's sale  —  Despite reports to the contrary, the New Republic's principal owner insists the 98-year-old journal of liberal political opinion, reporting and arts criticism isn't shopping for a new owner.  —  “There's nothing there to the story …
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Will Anyone Buy Influential D.C. Magazine?  —  NEW YORK — The New Republic is on the market once again.  But so far, its unclear if any media companies are interested in buying the influential, albeit unprofitable, Beltway political magazine.  —  “I looked at this a while ago and decided to pass …
John Eggerton / Multichannel News:
PEJ: Presidential Campaign Already Getting Too Much Coverage  —  But Result Mirrors Responses During Previous Campaign Primary Blitzes  —  According to the latest Project for Excellence in Journalism New Interest Index, 37% of respondents say there has already been too much coverage …
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Journalists' campaign-trail secrets revealed
Discussion: The Huffington Post
John Cassidy / The New Yorker:
In Defense of Political Journalists
Discussion: Boston Phoenix and Poynter
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Google uses AP results for New Hampshire election results map  —  After working with the Iowa Republican Party to count votes for the caucuses last week, Google produced a map of election results for the New Hampshire GOP primary on Tuesday night.  In Iowa, Google provided the state GOP …
Discussion: Future of Journalism
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
PBS ‘Frontline’ Planning News Corp. Exposé?  —  Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera was out to dinner with his old friend and colleague from ABC News, Lowell Bergman, when things turned quite sour.  Bergman is an esteemed journalist, having produced the now-infamous exposé of the tobacco companies for “60 Minutes.”
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Erik Larson / Bloomberg:
Rupert Murdoch's Wedding Singer Sues News Corp. Over Phone Hacking
Discussion: Bloomberg and Guardian
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Nick Kristof on Occupy and the rise of citizen journalism  —  Many traditional journalists seem inherently suspicious of “citizen journalism” — that is, the idea that anyone with a cellphone camera and a Twitter account can function as a journalist given the right circumstances.
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Kat Stoeffel / The New York Observer:   Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof Building His Own FarmVille
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Daily Mail editor Paul Dacre paid £1.7m  —  Salary package for Associated Newspapers editor-in-chief down more than £1m on 2010 remuneration after restructuring of incentive scheme  —  Paul Dacre reinforced his reputation as the best-paid editor on Fleet Street by taking home …
Jim Romenesko:
Kent State alum pulls $1M gift after student paper asks questions  —  The event was called off, though, after the student newspaper's enterprise reporter dug into Cope's past.  Doug Brown reported:  —  At first glance, it makes us question the athletic department's ethical standards.
Discussion: College Media Matters and CJR
Douglas Page / News & Tech:
Digital First?  Not so fast  —  Shakespeare suggested we kill the lawyers and let's hope the same fate awaits the newspaper cognoscenti who see a terminal disease in every printed newspaper.  —  While their collective “wisdom” on print lacks any foresight, what's more disturbing is that newspaper execs …
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Piano Media wants national paywalls all over Europe  —  The expansion of Bratislava-based Piano Media into Slovenia is just the beginning of the company's efforts to bring national paywalls to five European countries by year's end.  —  Eight Slovene media outlets have agreed to unite behind a single paywall starting Jan. 16.
Marianne Bouchart / Journalism.co.uk:
French landmark case: A new dawn for investigative journalism?  —  How a 10-year legal battle between a French journalist and a financial institution could encourage investigative journalism in France and beyond  —  Investigative journalist Denis Robert, who has fought a 10-year legal battle in France
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Philadelphia Experiment: Why a media company wants to be a tech incubator  —  One side effect of downsizing at most newspapers: a surplus of office space.  That may be a cold blooded way of seeing the empty desks that haunt newsrooms and advertising departments, but in an era where newspapers …
Discussion: Philly.com
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA:
Gawker Editor: N-Word Did Not Get Blogger Fired  —  It's clear that using the word “nigga” in a post didn't exactly help Seth Abramovitch's career at Gawker.  But A.J. Daulerio, the site's new editor, felt the need to write his own blog post explaining that was not what got Abramovitch fired.
Discussion: The Wrap and Gawker
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Did The Daily Launch Too Early?  —  News Corp.'s The Daily may have launched a year too early, but the company's perfectly okay with that.  —  Speaking on a panel at the Consumer Electronics Show on Monday, David Brinker, The Daily's Senior VP of Business Development and Operations …
 
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Gawker Media's new HD view makes a play for big monitors and a grander stage for video and photos.
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Eric Kleefeld / 2012.talkingpointsmemo.com:
CNN Apparently Waives Its Own Debate Rules To Let Rick Perry In
Melissa Bell / Washington Post:
Gilles Jacquier, French journalist, killed in Syria
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Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
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Exclusive: Hearst's Kang Joins Wenner Media As Chief Digital Officer
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Jim Romenesko:
Letter to Romenesko: ‘Out came the non-competes’
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