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British Press Inquiry Sheds Light On P.M.'s Social Circle

For months, the British have been holding a public inquiry into press ethics. The government set this up after a big outcry over the phone hacking scandal at Rupert Murdoch's News of the World. The inquiry is shining a light into the secluded world of the people who run that ancient country, in particular, says NPR's Philip Reeves, the prime minister's social set.
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'News Of The World' Editor Grilled At Leveson Inquiry

Former News of the World editor Rebekah Brooks' appearance before the Leveson inquiry into media ethics is expected to produce revelations about contacts with British politicians that could prove particularly embarrassing for Prime Minister David Cameron.
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English-Language News Launched By Univision, ABC

The joint venture will create a multi-platform news service for English-speaking Hispanics. The venture will feature a 24/7 cable channel, as well as digital media platforms.
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From Commenter To Columnist: The Atlantic's 'Cynic'

Yoni Appelbaum, a Ph.D. candidate in history from Brandeis University, was procrastinating on his dissertation. Instead of writing, he would spend his time commenting on a blog under the pseudonym, "Cynic." Eventually, it got him a job writing for that website — The Atlantic.
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News Corp. Fallout: The Implication Of Being 'Unfit'

This week the British Parliamentary Committee that convened to investigate accusations of phone hacking and executive misconduct at Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. delivered its findings. The headlines it created make uncomfortable reading for a media tycoon who has been under the microscope for 18 months now. Scott Simon talks with NPR's David Folkenflik about Parliament's scathing report.
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Have You Friended Your Favorite Cause?

What Facebook did for organ donation this week underscores the power of social media in promoting a cause. No doubt social media can help charities make a quick splash, but more nonprofits are looking to harness its potential in a longer-lasting way.
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AP Apologizes For WWII-Era Firing Of Reporter

In 1945, the wire service's Edward Kennedy reported the news that Germany had surrendered. He defied military censors to do so. German authorities had reported the story and Kennedy saw no reason to wait. At the time, AP condemned his actions.

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