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1:00 PM ET, March 22, 2012


 Top News: 
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
The Onion's Bumpy Ride to Chicago  —  The Onion is in the midst of the biggest upheaval in the newspaper's 24-year history.  This week, its editorial team in New York City begins the first phase of its move to Chicago, as staffers clean out their desks, put the writer's room table up for sale on Craigslist …
Ross Luippold / The Huffington Post:
IFC Cancels ‘ONN’  —  NEW YORK — At Tuesday's upfront announcing new programming for the cable channel IFC, one show that previously was a staple, “Onion News Network,” went unmentioned.  On Wednesday, a spokesperson for IFC confirmed to The Huffington Post that “ONN” would not return for a third season.
As 'Murdoch's Scandal' Unravels, Many Implicated  —  Allegations of phone hacking and bribery brought down Rupert Murdoch's tabloid News of the World.  Criminal and parliamentary investigations are now under way in the U.K., and dozens of journalists and top executives from Murdoch's paper have been arrested.
Sarah Limbrick / Press Gazette:
David Beckham's dad sues News Int over phone-hacking  —  The father of footballer star David Beckham's has become the latest celebrity to launch a lawsuit over phone-hacking.  —  Ted Beckham has joined a string of public figures suing News Group Newspapers and private investigator Glen Mulcaire …
Martin Hickman / The Independent:
Rebekah Brooks questioned over alleged bribes  —  Rebekah Brooks was questioned by Scotland Yard detectives yesterday about alleged corrupt payments to Ministry of Defence officials.  The former chief executive of News International was tackled on the subject of the alleged bribes when she answered bail for her arrest last July.
Discussion: @joshhalliday and Telegraph
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
After the ‘Post’ loses music critic Dan Aquilante, it also kills an ad he bought for his new venture  —  Dan Aquilante, the New York Post's longtime music critic, has left the paper to start his own editorial syndicate.  And after 32 years of loyal service, he thought the Post would be an ideal venue …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Bloomberg TV Cuts 30 Staffers, Adds Digital Jobs  —  TVNewser has learned Bloomberg TV has laid off up to 30 reporters, producers, associate producers, editors and other staffers this morning as the company shifts to a digital-centric newsroom.  As TV employees are cut …
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
Gossip Cop prepares to expand into sports, as niche fact-checking grows  —  Amidst the fervor about PoltiFact's verdicts and the rise and expansion of political fact-checking operations, there is another fact-checking website that leaves the political checkers in the dust, traffic wise.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
Slovakia's Paid Content System Eyes Up Larger Markets  —  The online news payment system introduced across Slovenian and Slovakian publishers in May and February wants to launch in three more countries this year.  —  Piano Media, which gives access to 70 sites across the two countries for a single fee …
Discussion: 10,000 Words
Alan Jacobs / The Atlantic Online:
Will Kindle's Free Samples Change the Structures of Plots?  —  Search-engine optimization reshaped the craft of a good headline.  Will Amazon's book promotions have a similar effect on novels?  —  We all know that people who run websites have a hatful of little tricks intended to give their sites more prominence in searches.
Discussion: TeleRead
Dale Kasler / Sacramento Bee:
McClatchy President Gary Pruitt leaving for AP  —  McClatchy President Gary B. Pruitt, who has led the company that owns The Sacramento Bee and 29 other newspapers for 16 years, is leaving to take the top post at the Associated Press.  —  McClatchy's chief financial officer, Patrick J. Talamantes, was named president and executive.
Andy Fixmer / Bloomberg:
Discovery Oprah Network to Lose $143 Million, SNL Kagan Says  —  Oprah Winfrey Network, the cable- television venture between Discovery Communications Inc. (DISCA) and the talk-show host, may lose $142.9 million in 2012 as it struggles to gain viewers, according to researcher SNL Kagan.
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