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7:45 PM ET, March 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Investigation will have made interesting viewing for Ofcom's News Corp team  —  Panorama's computer-hacking revelations come at a time when News Corporation's relationship with the satellite broadcaster BSkyB is already under scrutiny from the broadcast regulator, Ofcom.
Neil Chenoweth / Australian Finance Review:   Whistleblower made to change his tune
James Cusick / The Independent:   From Sicily to the US courts - the trail of evidence could hit Murdoch where it hurts
Neil Chenoweth / Australian Financial Review:
Free to air: dirty tricks broadcast for all to see
Discussion: @edgecliffe
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
HuffPo Co-Founder Ken Lerer's Stealthy Startup Aims at CNN, Fox  —  Ken Lerer helped build an Internet news powerhouse out of thin air.  Now he wants to do it again.  The Huffington Post co-founder, who sold his site to AOL a year ago, is working on another Web news startup.
David Gambacorta /
35 more jobs in jeopardy at papers, website  —  If misery does indeed love company, it would probably be right at home at Philadelphia Media Network Inc.  —  Managers of the company, which owns the Daily News, Inquirer, and SportsWeek, have proposed cutting 35 jobs within the next six months …
Discussion: Poynter and The Newspaper Guild
Associated Press:   Perelman Drops out of Philly Newspaper Group
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Inquirer publishes investigation of possible future owner; also, a report of more layoffs
Discussion: and newsworks
Press Gazette:
NoW's James Desborough released without charge  —  Former News of the World US editor James Desborough was today told he faces no further action in Scotland Yard's phone-hacking probe.  —  Desborough was held in August last year on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications for the now defunct Sunday tabloid.
Discussion: @hughes_mark and Guardian
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Boston Globe Launches ‘ePaper,’ Brings Digital Replica of Print to iPad, iPod  —  The Boston Globe launched on Tuesday a digital replica of its daily newspaper, “The Boston Globe ePaper,” available both from its subscription-based website and as a standalone app on the iPad and iPhone.
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC News cuts: 140 posts to go  —  BBC News journalists have been told about 140 posts are to go and programmes including Radio 4 current affairs output cut as part of the “Delivering Quality First” cost savings.  BBC2's Newsnight and the BBC News Channel will be affected by the cuts …
Discussion: and Press Gazette
Center for Investigative Reporting:
Center for Investigative Reporting merging with The Bay Citizen  —  Today, we're announcing a merger between the Center for Investigative Reporting and The Bay Citizen.  —  The merger will create the largest nonprofit organization in the country focused on watchdog and accountability journalism …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Mohamed Nanabhay on Al Jazeera's online growth and the future of news distribution  —  Mohamed Nanabhay likes to talk about something he calls “distributed distribution,” which, aside from being delightfully alliterative, might be a kind of rallying cry for the future of media.
Discussion: @evanchill
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
OC Register plans to “news mob” the Angels opener  —  The Orange County Register is really, really officially excited about the Angels season opening on April 6.  Sure, it has happened every April for 51 years already.  But this year the team has arguably baseball's biggest star in Albert Pujols.
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Jim Romenesko:
NYT: 'The ball is now in the Guild's court'  —  New York Times labor senior veep Terry Hayes tells Times employees that the newspaper has put a “new, comprehensive proposal” on the bargaining table.  He says that:  —  * We are no longer proposing to end the Guild medical plan and put Guild employees in the excluded plan.
Jim Romenesko:
NYT negotiations update
Discussion: Erik Wemple
Radu Tyrsina / ITProPortal:
Gannett Buys 1,000 iPhones For Journalists  —  iPhone, an important journalistic tool  —  The Gannett organisation, considered to be a leader in mobile journalism, bought over 1,000 iPhone 4S smartphones for print and broadcast journalists as day-to-day tools.
Discussion: Politico and Gannett Blog
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jill Abramson talks Israel-Iran coverage  —  The New York Times has turned out a great deal of coverage in recent weeks over the potential conflict between Israel and Iran, a highly charged and heavily scrutinized topic that always earns criticism from voices on both the left and the right.
Discussion: Capital New York
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Corporation for Public Broadcasting gives NPR $500,000 for foreign news coverage  —  The money, announced last night as NPR journalist Lourdes Garcia-Navarro was honored with an Edward R. Murrow award, “will help support journalists and producers stationed across five key NPR foreign bureaus …
Discussion: PRWeb
Elana Zak / 10,000 Words:
How The Wall Street Journal Uses Pinterest  —  While Pinterest is taking many newsrooms by storm, there may still be some editors who are hesitant or unsure about how to go about using the online scrapbooking site.  Why not take a page — or in this case a board — from The Wall Street Journal?
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
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Discussion: Gawker and FishbowlLA
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CT Man Sues Journalist, NBC Universal for Libel
Discussion: Talking Biz News
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David Jolly / New York Times:
Al Jazeera Will Not Air French Rampage Video
Discussion: BBC
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