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1:00 PM ET, May 3, 2012


 Top News: 
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks and Andy Coulson to face Leveson inquiry  —  Andy Coulson, David Cameron's former spin doctor, is to appear at the Leveson inquiry next week along with Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International.  Coulson is appearing on Thursday, along …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Tom Watson accuses Louise Mensch of tabling pro-Murdoch amendments  —  Labour MP Tom Watson has accused Conservative select committee colleague Louise Mensch of tabling amendments that would have “exonerated” James Murdoch in its controversial phone hacking report following a personal intervention …
Discussion: @luciawalker5
Tom Harper / London Evening Standard:
Ex-Yard officer arrested in dawn raid over News International bribery claim
Discussion: Guardian
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
News Corporation was given private select committee details, suggests Tom Watson
Discussion: @lisaocarroll
David Carr / Media Decoder:
Deconstructing Parliament's Loquacious Condemnation of News Corporation
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
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Romney Woos Conservative Media In Private Meeting  —  NEW YORK — In an effort to reach out to conservative media, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney and wife Ann met for two hours Wednesday with several dozen conservative bloggers, reporters and columnists in an off-the-record gathering …
Discussion: TVNewser, Slate and The Atlantic Online
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
News Orgs Balk At Romney Campaign Deciding Press Pool Membership  —  NEW YORK — News organizations pushed back Wednesday after Mitt Romney's campaign decided the website BuzzFeed should be excluded from a rotating press pool, a group in which one member covers an event and produces a report shared among others in the pool.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:   Romney campaign backs off... BuzzFeed to stay in the Romney press pool...
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.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
ProPublica's Stephen Engelberg named to Pulitzer board (after ProPublica wins two of them)  —  The Pulitzer Prize board has a new member.  Columbia University, which administers the annual journalism awards, announced today that Stephen Engelberg, managing editor of ProPublica, has joined the board.
Chris Greenberg / The Huffington Post:
Sarah Phillips Scandal: Ex-ESPN Columnist's Story Could Have Wide Ramifications  —  When Deadspin broke a story about ESPN contributor Sarah Phillips allegedly being involved in Internet scams and perhaps even using a false identity, it sent shockwaves through much of the sports media world, and Phillips lost her job soon after.
John Koblin / Deadspin:
Another Sarah Phillips Scam: “I'm A Writer For ESPN And I Plan To Take Over The World”  —  On Tuesday, Sarah Phillips took to Twitter.  She told us she was 22.  She said she's happy that she's no longer involved in sports media.  —  Phillips claimed that she “learned much of that story” …
Discussion: Forbes, BuzzFeed and PC Magazine
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: LA Observed and The Informer
Craig Silverman / Poynter:
How Politico can fix its mistake about Obama book  —  If an error in your reporting gives birth to a false rumor, do you have a responsibility to knock down that rumor?  —  Questions like this are being pondered more than ever before in newsrooms.  When do journalists have a responsibility …
Discussion: Gothamist, PAPERMAG and The Week
Lauren Indvik / Mashable!:
Tablet Newspaper ‘The Daily’ Launches on iPhone  —  The Daily, a News Corp.-owned daily news publication that launched exclusively on the iPad 15 months ago, is continuing to expand to new platforms with the launch of an iPhone edition Thursday.  —  The app [iTunes link] is relatively basic …
Rebecca Shapiro / The Huffington Post:
Al Qaeda To Osama Bin Laden: ‘Fox News Lacks Objectivity,’ MSNBC Not As Neutral After Firing Keith Olbermann  —  Materials taken from Osama bin Laden's compound following his death in May 2011, which revealed that al Qaeda has major issues with Fox News, were publicly released by the Pentagon on Thursday.
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
Nielsen Reports a Decline in Television Viewing  —  The number of American households with access to a television set and a TV signal is shrinking for the second year in a row.  —  The data, released by The Nielsen Company on Thursday morning, is sure to be pored over by television …
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Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Revived Google Books case chugs onwards
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Apple critic Mike Daisey is as hot as ever
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
The Coach, the Biographer, and the Last Chapter
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
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Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Another Misleading Edit Costs Another NBC News Employee Her Job
Discussion: Mediaite
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Big Win For Bloomberg TV: FCC Rules In Its Favor In Comcast Dispute
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Hipstamatic to release ‘Ben Lowy lens’ with minimal image processing
Discussion: Lens
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ hires Ted Young, former editor of Mail Online, to edit its website