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2:35 PM ET, March 13, 2012


 Top News: 
Brooks among six Weeting arrests  —  Former Sun editor held by Operation Weeting detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice  —  Rebekah Brooks is among six people arrested by Scotland Yard detectives on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice …
Paul McNally /
Met police ‘did not believe’ vetting Neil Wallis was necessary  —  A Metropolitan police communications chief under investigation about his links to former News of the World executive Neil Wallis has told the Leveson inquiry that there was “no indication” that Wallis was not a suitable candidate for a contract at the police force.
Discussion: Guardian
Josh Halliday / Guardian:   Private investigators posed as journalists for NoW, says lawyer
Matthew Holehouse / Telegraph:   Leveson Inquiry: Dick Fedorcio let NOTW reporter write story on Met computer
Martinbrunt / @skymartinbrunt:   #phonehacking Apart from Mr and Mrs Brooks and News Int security chief Mark Hanna, another current N.I. employee is among the six arrested
Rachel McAthy /
Syrian citizen journalists win Netizen prize  —  The media centre of the Local Coordinating Committees of Syria was recognised for working to ‘keep the world abreast of the violence wracking the country’  —  Anti-government protests in the besieged city of Homs  —  Copyright: by FreedomHouse on Flickr.
Rachel McAthy /   Al Jazeera to broadcast Syria documentary filmed entirely on iPhone
James R. Hagerty / Wall Street Journal:
When Mom Goes Viral  —  After Review of Grand Forks Olive Garden, Marilyn Hagerty, 85, Is Talk of Social Media  —  Some people pursue celebrity.  Others stumble into it as they are rushing off to bridge club.  —  My 85-year-old mom, Marilyn Hagerty, a newspaper columnist, is in the latter category.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:
Apple TV Production Starts In May, Goes On Sale At Year End, Says Jefferies  —  Apple is going into “full-scale production” of a television in May or June, and will start selling it at the end of the year, says Jefferies analyst Peter Misek in a note this morning.
Marco Arment /
I'm not a “curator”  —  Curator's Code is an attempt to codify and standardize “via” links and attribution from link blogs and aggregators with two new symbols:  — á"¥ means “via”  — means “hat tip”  —  It's completely misguided.  —  First of all, readers aren't going to learn what those symbols mean.
Twitter Blog:
Welcoming the Posterous team to the flock  —  Today we are welcoming a very talented group from Posterous to Twitter.  This team has built an innovative product that makes sharing across the web and mobile devices simple—a goal we share.  Posterous engineers, product managers and others …
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Twitter has acquired shortform blogging company Posterous, Spaces will remain up and running for now
Allie Compton / The Huffington Post:
NYT Editor Descends On South By Southwest  —  The media world has been going through a period of intense change for over a decade, but, as New York Times editor Jill Abramson noted on Monday, not everyone loves that.  “One thing I've learned from being at the Times is no one likes change of any kind …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
HuffPost snags NBC, NJ online editors  —  In today's revolving door column, The Huffington Post has hired two new online editors: Craig Kannalley, social media editor at NBC News, and Ethan Klapper, online editor at the National Journal.  —  A spokesperson with HuffPo confirmed that Kannalley …
Discussion: Poynter and
Jeremy Scahill / The Nation:
Why Is President Obama Keeping a Journalist in Prison in Yemen?  —  On February 2, 2011, President Obama called Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh.  The two discussed counterterrorism cooperation and the battle against Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.  At the end of the call …
Andrew Pugh / Press Gazette:
FT journalists to walk out today as pay talks break down  —  Around 250 journalists at the Financial Times will stop work for two hours this afternoon after talks over ongoing pay dispute failed to result in a deal.  NUJ members at the FT held talks with senior management at the Advisory …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
National Journal Brings In Conde Nast, DJ Vet Jessica Perry To Head Digital  —  Atlantic Media continues its push to remake its properties with a digital-first business model with the hiring of Jessica Perry as Digital VP and GM of its National Journal Group.
Discussion: The Wrap
Alexis Madrigal / The Atlantic Online:
Paper Con Man Ravages the Internet  —  Harper's publisher John MacArthur penned a lengthy screed against the enterprise of publishing on the Internet.  We couldn't help but respond.  —  This is the Internet, basically, according to Harper's publisher. flickr/wheatfields.
Jonathan Stempel / Reuters:
Aereo files countersuit against broadcasters  —  (Reuters) - Aereo Inc, a new online television service backed by Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, has filed a countersuit against several broadcasters, seeking a declaration that it does not infringe their copyrights.
Discussion: Adweek, PC Magazine and TVSpy
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Discussion: The Huffington Post
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