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6:40 PM ET, March 5, 2012

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The Huffington Post:
Rush Limbaugh, AOL Part Ways  —  WASHINGTON — AOL, the parent company of The Huffington Post, has become the eighth advertiser to pulls its money from Rush Limbaugh's syndicated radio program since he called Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, who spoke out in favor of contraception coverage, a “slut” and a “prostitute” last week.
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Rush Limbaugh should take lessons from Imus, liberal talk-show host Shultz  —  Did Rush Limbaugh just have his Don Imus Moment?  —  With more sponsors bailing and Republican lawmakers adding to the condemnation of the talk-show host on Sunday, the flap over Limbaugh's comments …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Advertisers' Boycott Won't Dent Rush Limbaugh's Earnings  —  The eight (and counting) advertisers who have pulled their sponsorship from “The Rush Limbaugh Show” to protest its host's sexist attack on a female law student are making headlines.  They're making a statement.
James Crugnale / Mediaite:
Report: First Radio Station Drops The Rush Limbaugh Show  —  Following the nationwide uproar over Rush Limbaugh's controversial comments about Georgetown University law student Sandra Fluke, Hilo, Hawaii's KPUA-AM 670 has decided to drop his program.  —  “It may be the first radio station nationally …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Limbaugh Advertisers Flee Show Amid Storm  —  Emboldened by Rush Limbaugh's public apology over the weekend to a law school student whom he had called a “slut” and a “prostitute,” critics of the radio talk show host are intensifying their online campaign against his advertisers.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
As Advertisers Recoil, Limbaugh Says, ‘So Be It’
David Leigh / Guardian:
Met chief dined with ex-NoW deputy after meeting Guardian editor  —  Sir Paul Stephenson tried to persuade Alan Rusbridger to halt hacking investigation and then had dinner with Neil Wallis  —  The then commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Sir Paul Stephenson, dined with the former deputy editor …
Discussion: Press Gazette
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David Leigh / Guardian:
Phone-hacking documents ‘confirm that Labour government was briefed’
Discussion: Press Gazette
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Leveson inquiry hears of alleged ‘trade’ between press and police
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk
Mark Sweney / Guardian:   Sun on Sunday estimated to have lost about 500,000 sales
Natalie Peck / Hacking inquiry:   Former senior cop blames the force's ‘closed mindset’ for hacking investigation failure
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo's New CEO Preps Major Restructuring, Including Significant Layoffs  —  According to multiple sources both inside and outside the Silicon Valley Internet giant, Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson is preparing a massive restructuring of the company, including layoffs that are likely to number in the thousands.
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John M. Clarke Jr / Forbes:
Yahoo Makes Move For Olympic Broadcast Rights
Discussion: Globe and Mail and TechCrunch
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
PEJ: Newspapers are losing $7 in print revenue for every $1 in digital gained  —  Revenue is just one of the problems facing American newspapers, says a new Project for Excellence in Journalism study.  The culture at newspapers, and not just on the editorial side, is as much an impediment …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite:
Current TV Announces Morning Block With Bill Press And Stephanie Miller  —  Al Gore's Current TV is taking the next step toward fulfilling its promise of a 24-hour slate of progressive news and commentary with the announcement that the network will debut a morning programming block featuring …
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Current TV to Simulcast Liberal Radio Talk Shows
Discussion: rbr.com
Lucy Tesseras / New Media Age:
Bloomberg Businessweek to launch first iPhone app  —  Bloomberg is set to launch an iPhone app for Businessweek within the next few weeks as it looks to expand its global reach. new media age has seen a sneak preview of the new app, which mirrors the look and functionality …
Discussion: Poynter and Talking Biz News
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Neal Ungerleider / Fast Company:   Bloomberg Expanding Tech Coverage
Wall Street Journal:
Plans for ‘TV Everywhere’ Bog Down in Tangled Pacts  —  It was dubbed “TV Everywhere.”  But for many TV viewers, it has had trouble going anywhere.  —  Nearly three years after Time Warner Inc. and Comcast Corp. kicked off a drive to make cable programming available online for cable subscribers …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Condé Nast Primes Ars Technica for Its Big Moment  —  Ars Technica has many things, from an audience of nearly 8 million monthly uniques to an affluent, educated readership of engaged hard-core techies.  What it hasn't had—until now—is a dedicated advertising staff.
Discussion: Capital New York
Tim Carmody / Wired:
Nook in the UK: Barnes & Noble to Host London Event for Developers  —  Digitally altered promotional image from Barnes & Noble  —  Barnes & Noble is sponsoring an event for developers in London on March 19, possibly signaling a spring entry of its Nook e-reading and tablet devices into the UK and Europe.
Jesse Ellison / The Daily Beast:
How NPR Became a Hotbed for Female Journalists  —  How stuffy old NPR became a hotbed for female journalists.  —  You're familiar with the stereotype: humorless, ever so slightly imperious, Birkenstock-wearing brown-rice enthusiasts.  These are the women of NPR, forever etched …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlLA
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
The Economist Hands All Digital Strategy To Its Tablet Chief  —  The Economist is handing control of its website to its tablet magazines controller, in a bid to unite the previously competitive units.  —  Oscar Grut, who was formerly digital editions managing director …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and Poynter
 
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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Jim Romenesko:
Newsman urges Philly papers owner to reconsider ‘destructive plan’
Discussion: Philly.com
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
On the record with NPR chief Gary Knell: 'Radio isn't going away, it's going everywhere'
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: eMedia Vitals