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10:55 AM ET, March 26, 2012


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
For Martin's Case, a Long Route to National Attention  —  Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, was fatally shot on Feb. 26 in Sanford, Fla. The next day his death was a top story on the Fox-affiliated television station in Orlando, the closest big city to Sanford.
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
CNN's Howard Kurtz Goes After Al Sharpton, MSNBC Over Trayvon Martin Coverage (VIDEO)  —  CNN's Howard Kurtz questioned what he described as Al Sharpton's conflicting roles in covering the story of Trayvon Martin's killing.  Martin was shot and killed in late February by a self-appointed …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Santorum ‘ready to take on the NY Times’  —  My colleague Maggie Haberman reports late Sunday night: Rick Santorum's line earlier in his speech in Wisconsin tonight - about Mitt Romney being the “worst” Republican in the country to put up against President Obama - is a version he's used …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Yahoo Appoints Three New Directors in a Smack to Activist Shareholder (Like I Said!)  —  Updated: 3:59 p.m. with comments from Third Point.  —  Yahoo said it had appointed three new directors today, a move that is a direct strike back at activist shareholder Dan Loeb of Third Point and his alternate slate of directors.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
Daily Telegraph publisher's chief attended Downing Street dinner  —  Murdoch MacLennan went to ‘thank-you dinner for major donors’ two months after 2010 general election  —  Murdoch MacLennan, chief executive of the publisher behind the Daily Telegraph, attended a previously undisclosed …
Donna Bowater / Telegraph:
Cash for access: Rupert Murdoch calls for independent inquiry into lobbying row
Discussion: @lisaocarroll and @dansabbagh
Jim Romenesko:
Wisconsin journalists signed Gov. Walker recall petitions  —  It's “disheartening” that 25 news employees of Gannett newspapers in Wisconsin signed Gov. Scott Walker recall petitions, says Green Bay Press-Gazette publisher Kevin Corrado.  “It has caused us to examine how this could have happened …
Sarah Marshall /
Rusbridger: Guardian paywall ‘has not been ruled out’  —  Part of a cartoon wall being created at the Guardian Open Weekend  —  Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian, today asked readers what they were prepared to give back to the news group in return for journalism: money, time or data.
Discussion: Noted
Lauren Collins / New Yorker:
How the Daily Mail conquered England.  —  On Thursday, January 19th, the front page of the Daily Mail carried a story about Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland.  During Goodwin's tenure, from 2000 to 2008, R.B.S. quadrupled its assets …
Discussion: JIMROMENESKO.COM and @lisaocarroll
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The “Sharing” Mirage  —  This week's most stunning statistic: In February, Facebook drove more traffic to the Guardian web site than Google did.  This fact was proffered (I couldn't bring myself to write shared) at the Changing Medias Summit Conference by Tanya Corduroy …
Discussion: Guardian
Ben Fritz / Company Town:
Internet to surpass DVD in movie consumption, not revenue  —  Consumers will watch more movies online than on DVDs in 2012 for the first time, but will spend far less doing so, according to a new report.  —  The number of movies rented or bought online from outlets like Netflix and iTunes …
Discussion: WebProNews and PC Magazine
Mark Hughes / Telegraph:
BBC to make fresh claims of Rupert Murdoch firm law-breaking  —  Rupert Murdoch is braced for further damaging allegations against his News Corporation empire in a BBC documentary that alleges one of his companies broke the law to “bring down” a commercial rival.
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Why Do Magazines Look So Terrible on the iPad 3?  —  As with any high-profile product release, Apple's new iPad device has been peppered with complaints since reaching consumers' hands on March 16.  Among them: that magazines look terrible on the iPad 3′s high-resolution display.
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