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7:55 AM ET, May 3, 2012


 Top News: 
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
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
The coverup culture of News Corp.  —  A damning report from Parliament and Rupert Murdoch's revealing response to it  —  When a committee of Parliament condemned Rupert Murdoch today as “not a fit person to exercise the stewardship of a major international company,” it was a statement as obvious as it was astonishing.
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: Reuters, Guardian and @jwpetersnyt
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Leveson: second inquiry may not happen
Mike Giglio / The Daily Beast:
Tom Watson Fires Back at Criticism of Murdoch Report
Discussion: Guardian and Guardian
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.
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.
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 …
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 …
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Big Win For Bloomberg TV: FCC Rules In Its Favor In Comcast Dispute  —  Breaking: Comcast subscribers should expect to see Bloomberg TV next to Fox News, CNN and CNBC in the coming weeks.  —  The FCC has found in Bloomberg's favor in its long-running complaint with Comcast.
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 …
Discussion: Politico, GalleyCat and Washington Post
Jared Malsin / CJR:
Fewer journo arrests at latest OWS push  —  But some reporters at the nationwide May 1 Occupy protests were targeted by protestors  —  Journalists covering the May 1 Occupy demonstrations across the country encountered some police obstruction, including a few arrests, and an uptick in cases of demonstrators confronting journalists.
Discussion: New York Times
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 …
Discussion: WebProNews
Karen McVeigh / Guardian:
Thousands join girl in urging Seventeen magazine to publish unedited images  —  Julia Bluhm, 14, a ballet dancer and aspiring activist, says she'd like one spread a month that shows bodies that aren't ‘fake’  —  A teenage reader of Seventeen magazine is hoping to change the title's practice …
Discussion: CBS New York
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ hires Ted Young, former editor of Mail Online, to edit its website
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