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11:05 AM ET, April 3, 2012


 Top News: 
James Murdoch to step down as BSkyB chairman - live  —  2.46pm: We have spoken to Chris Bryant, the Labour MP and alleged phone-hacking victim who has been critical of News International and the Murdochs.  He said: “[The resignation] is inevitable and he should have gone a long time ago.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
James Murdoch quits another News Corp group to spare BSkyB from fall-out  —  Pretty soon, there may be nothing left for James Murdoch to distance himself from.  —  Ahead of a parliamentary report on phone hacking that reportedly may accuse him of “lying”, now he is resigning his chairmanship …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp. Still Backing James Murdoch
Discussion: Telegraph
Eric Deggans / Tampa Bay Times:
Sarah Palin knocks lamestream media while getting two hours free publicity on NBC's Today  —  Now I know why Sarah Palin calls it the lamestream media.  Halfway through the first two hours of Palin's “guest hosting” stint on NBC's Today show this morning, I was still waiting …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Robert Redford to Produce a Documentary About Watergate  —  Rarely does reality intersect with role playing the way it did two Sundays ago in Bob Woodward's living room.  —  Meeting him there were Carl Bernstein, his writing partner at The Washington Post during the Watergate scandal in the 1970s …
Discussion: Media Decoder, JIMROMENESKO.COM and BBC
Rupal Parekh / AdAge:
Many Magazines Racing to Capitalize on Pinterest  —  Publishers Exploring Platform, Watching Rivals' Moves  —  Last month, digital executives from Hearst's 20 or so titles were summoned for an important meeting at the company's Manhattan headquarters.  —  The pressing subject was Pinterest …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Thanks:@matt_creamer
Matt Chaban / The New York Observer:
T-Squared Off: With Paul Goldberger Leaving for Vanity Fair, Is This the End of Architecture Criticism at The New Yorker?  —  There are two great thrones in American architectural criticism, that of The New Yorker and The New York Times.  It was at these two journalistic institutions …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
Tabloid Tangle: Jim Dolan Accuses Mort Zuckerman of Extortion  —  Publishing a tabloid newspaper in New York is not for the timid, but the accusation Cablevision CEO Jim Dolan just leveled against New York Daily News owner Mort Zuckerman is strong stuff even by those standards.
Tim Carmody / Wired:
How Licensing and Hardware Bottlenecks Confound Magazine Text on the iPad  —  For the most part, text on the new Retina Display iPad looks amazing.  Load a PDF with proper vector-based text onto it, and your document doesn't just look like paper; it looks like perfect paper.
Sarah Marshall /
Leveson inquiry: Rebekah Brooks reapplies for core participant status  —  Lord Justice Leveson also sets out inquiry timetable for next few months  —  The move follows Brooks' failed application for core participant status in September 2011  —  Rebekah Brooks has applied for core participant status …
Paul Smalera / Reuters:
The recession killed journalism - and saved it  —  Over the last few years, thanks to the global economic crisis - encapsulating everything from the 2008 housing crash to today's ongoing euro zone sovereign-debt debacle - much ink has been spilled about the reshaping of the world's economy, especially about the domestic job market.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
DocumentCloud removes email dump after legal threat  —  When the Australian Financial Review blew open a new front in News Corporation's ongoing scandals last week, it did so with the help of DocumentCloud.  —  That's because the Financial Review's investigation hinged on 14,400 emails connected …
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