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Email Thread Challenges Murdoch's Credibility

News Corp's U.K. attorneys have provided Parliament with an email thread that establishes that James Murdoch was informed of the wide extent of phone hacking at News Of The World — on a date that is earlier than he has previously claimed. For his part, Murdoch has written to Parliament that he received — but did not read — the emails. This revelation is a serious challenge to Murdoch's already tenuous credibility. For more, Melissa Block talks to NPR's David Folkenflik.
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FCC To Turn Down Loud Commercials

Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission voted unanimously for rules to deal with what it called "one of the most persistent problems of the television age" — loud commercials. Cable operators and TV stations will be required to ensure ads are no louder than the programs in which they appear. Melissa Block has more.
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Now In Need, Romney Welcomes Media

Until the last week or so, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has made himself scarce to the media, delivering only tightly honed messages. He now has a newfound eagerness to talk to reporters — some of them, at least.
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Ever Wanted To Help Cover The News? Here's How You Can — In The UK, Anyway

At one of Britain's most influential news outlets, editors are telling the public in advance about their coverage plans — and inviting the audience to help set the news agenda.
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Poynter: News Organizations Learn To Adapt In Virginia Tech Emergency

The websites of news organizations near Virginia Tech university were overwhelmed with traffic Thursday, prompting many to turn to new alternatives to keep citizens informed.

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