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11:20 PM ET, March 2, 2012


 Top News: 
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Slate to Begin a Monthly Review of Books  —  Slate will introduce a monthly book review on Friday, the latest expansion of literary criticism online as stand-alone book review sections in newspapers have dwindled.  —  The section will nearly triple the number of book-related articles that Slate publishes …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
After years of cutbacks, some publications add book coverage  —  Dan Kois will edit the Slate Book Review, which bows Saturday.  He tells The New York Times that despite newspapers fleeing book coverage, he thinks there's an appetite for writing about books.
Paul Smalera / MediaFile:
Content everywhere?  More like content nowhere  —  Will Big Media and Big Tech companies ever stop punishing their biggest fans?  —  Like many people, I woke up yesterday and reached for my iPad for my morning hit of news, entertainment and information, so I could start my day.
Jack Shafer:
Andrew Breitbart (1969-2012)  —  You're not supposed to speak ill of the dead, a rule I always ignore when somebody famous or newsworthy dies.  If we shouldn't be overly sentimental about death because we all die anyway, what better time to assess a life than when it ends …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Andrew Breitbart built Internet empire by combining new media, partisan slant
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite:
Report: Advertisers Respond To Rush Limbaugh Calling Sandra Fluke A ‘Slut’  —  Whenever any media personality makes an offensive or controversial comment — as radio host Rush Limbaugh did when he referred to Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke as a “slut” and a “prostitute” …
Jennifer Weiner / Guardian:
Institutional sexism of books world needs new girls' network  —  Womens' entry to the present old boys' club is not the only solution to gender inequality  —  For those of us who pay attention, the Vida count was Groundhog Day all over again: new year, same dismal statistics …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon Will Sell Some E-Books Beyond The Kindle Store  —  Amazon (NSDQ: AMZN) hasn't made many friends in the traditional publishing world.  Until now it's sold Amazon Publishing e-books exclusively in the Kindle Store, and Barnes & Noble (NYSE: BKS) and other chains have said they'll refuse …
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Google wins libel case over Blogger comments  —  Man took action after comments were written about him on the London Muslim section of Google's website  —  A former Tory local council candidate has failed in his libel action against Google over comments posted about him on a blog.
Jim Romenesko:
USA Today sports staff told to reapply for jobs  —  Jim Hopkins has some of the story on his Gannett blog, but he doesn't seem to have it all.  Some posters there have said the ME was away on vacation when the announcement was made.  —  I have asked USA Today spokeswoman Heidi Zimmerman for comment.
Discussion: Gannett Blog
Mike Armstrong /
Rendell: The bids to purchase PMN are in  —  The bids to buy Philadelphia Media Network Inc. are in.  —  At least, that's what former Gov. Ed Rendell told a political blogger before an appearance on MSNBC Friday, according to a blog post on the website Politico.
Discussion: Politico
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Mitt Romney's Drudge Report Connection Pays Off  —  WASHINGTON — As Ann Romney took the stage in Michigan on Tuesday night, gleefully ginning up the crowd that had gathered to celebrate her husband's victory in the state's primary, her thoughts turned to those deserving thanks.
Lucy Tesseras / NMA:
The Economist partners with Penguin Shorts to extend reach  —  The Economist has struck up a partnership with Penguin Shorts, the publisher's digital short-form content brand, to publish a series of reports to attract new customers and provide existing subscribers with an alternative way to consume content.
Discussion: Talking Biz News
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Ryan Giggs loses battle for Sun damages  —  High court throws out Giggs' claim for payout and injunction, following paper's article on alleged affair with Imogen Thomas  —  Ryan Giggs has failed in a high court bid for damages and a permanent injunction against the Sun …
Discussion: The Independent and Telegraph
Matthew Creamer / AdAge:
Is a Blog Post Without a Link Still a Blog Post?  —  How Vanity Fair Balances Newsstand Needs With Social-Media Demands  —  Here's something you don't usually see near the top of a blog item: “Sorry, readers, no link.”  That was Washington Post blogger Erik Wemple as he discussed an upcoming Vanity Fair piece on his employer.
Discussion: The FJP
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Associated Press:
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Discussion: Reuters and Sky News
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
NYT Editors Respond To Staffers' Protest
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Apple reportedly launching streaming TV service by Christmas, despite content provider reluctance
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