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9:20 AM ET, May 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Lucia Walker / @luciawalker5:
Tom Harper / London Evening Standard:
Ex-Yard officer arrested in dawn raid over News International bribery claim  —  Scotland Yard today arrested a former police officer on suspicion of receiving illegal payments from the Murdoch media empire.  —  Detectives investigating alleged bribery of public officials …
Discussion: Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation was given private select committee details, suggests Tom Watson  —  Labour MP Tom Watson has suggested that News Corporation was given details of private discussions about the culture select committee's controversial phone hacking report, in an escalating row with his Conservative counterpart Louise Mensch.
Discussion: @lisaocarroll
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Deconstructing Parliament's Loquacious Condemnation of News Corporation  —  The British are notoriously fastidious writers, but known more for the  —  prolixity than concision.  The 121-page report from the House of  —  Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee on the phone hacking
Josh Smith / Tech Daily Dose:
Rockefeller Asks For News Corp. Scandal Details
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
News Corp. Says It Has ‘Full Confidence’ In Rupert Murdoch
Discussion: Guardian and @jwpetersnyt
Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast:
Tom Watson Fires Back at Criticism of Murdoch Report
Discussion: Guardian, Guardian and Guardian
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
CNN Ratings Decline Stirs Worries  —  That is what a longtime CNN employee theorized last year, during one of the channel's predictable defeats in the Nielsen ratings.  When elections and explosions happen, people tune in to CNN, the same way they hurry to a hospital when they think they are having a heart attack.
Keach Hagey / Wall Street Journal:
CNN Feels Heat on Ratings Weakness  —  The last time there was a presidential election, CNN made television history by beating every other network in the ratings on election night.  —  It is shaping up to be a different story this year.  CNN's two main rivals Fox News and MSNBC have gained viewers …
Los Angeles Times:
Billionaire Eli Broad signals interest in buying L.A. Times  —  Five years after his partnership lost a bid to buy Tribune Co.and the Los Angeles Times, billionaire businessman Eli Broad said he remains interested in joining with others to restore local ownership to The Times.
Discussion: The Informer
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Another Misleading Edit Costs Another NBC News Employee Her Job  —  Lilia Luciano, a Miami-based NBC News correspondent, is no longer working for the network, TVNewser has learned.  —  Luciano last reported for NBC News March 31.  Until that point, she had been reporting mainly on the Trayvon Martin story.
Discussion: Mediaite
Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
Demand and Google leave farm fight behind with “premium” YouTube channels  —  It was only about 14 months ago that Google made headlines for targeting Demand Media with algorithmic pesticides, classifying the Santa Monica, Calif.-based company's freelancer-produced content …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Apple critic Mike Daisey is as hot as ever  —  The next stop on Mike Daisey's career path was supposed to be obscurity.  Instead, the monologist and Apple critic has never been hotter.  Daisey is the monologist who wrote and stars in the one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs.”
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
The Coach, the Biographer, and the Last Chapter  —  “This won't be another book about Xs and Os, will it?”  Joe Paterno's daughter Mary Kay asked.  —  Joe Posnanski, then a senior writer for Sports Illustrated who had done a flattering profile of Paterno for the magazine …
Erik Wemple:
Politico defends ‘New York girlfriend’ post  —  Above is a screen-shot of earlier today, linking to a story about President Obama's past.  Pretty exciting stuff: “Obama Admits Fabricating Girlfriend in Memoir.”  —  Those who jumped on that link reached a Politico story with this headline …
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Karen McVeigh / Guardian:
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Discussion: CBS New York
Jared Malsin / CJR:
Fewer journo arrests at latest OWS push
Discussion: New York Times
Steve Myers / Poynter:
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Discussion: Lens
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ hires Ted Young, former editor of Mail Online, to edit its website
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Discussion: Mediaite, TVNewser and FishbowlNY
Leena Rao / TechCrunch:
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Discussion: Forbes and VatorNews
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Judge stays e-book class action case against two publishers