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Hacking: Committee Releases Potentially Devastating NOTW Correspondence (paidContent)
The House of Commons Select Committee investigating widespread hacking at News of the World and a host of potential ripple effects, including a possible cover-up by News Corp., did one heck of a data dump Tuesday. In one fell swoop (and a lot of pdfs), the committee published not only James Murdoch's anticipated written response to questions following his July 19 testimony to the committee, but correspondence from the law firm News Corp. hired in 2007. Each includes versions of a potentially devastating letter from Clive Goodman, the one reporter who went to jail in the original hacking scandal. guardian.co.uk: In the letter, which was written four years ago but published only Tuesday, Goodman claims that phone hacking was "widely discussed" at editorial meetings at the paper until Coulson himself banned further references to it; that Coulson offered to let him keep his job if he agreed not to implicate the paper in hacking when he came to court; and that his own hacking was carried out with "the full knowledge and support" of other senior journalists, whom he named.
Philippa Holland Named EP Of Issues On HLN (TVNewser)
HLN has named Philippa Holland executive producer of Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell. "Flip," as she is known to her colleagues, has worked at Turner for 18 years, including as a producer on Lou Dobbs Tonight and In the Arena.
U.S. Business Journalists' Median Salary Is $56,220, Reynolds Center Survey Finds (Reynolds Center)
U.S. business journalists reported a median salary of $56,220 for 2010-11, according to research for the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism.