Nine News apologises for fake chopper cross. Nine News last night apologised for the fake cross to its helicopter on Sunday night:

Front page of the day. It takes a 5.8 earthquake in New York to get Libya off the front page …

The Department of Corrections. And here we were thinking Stand By Me was a John Lennon cover of a Muhammad Ali original

US A-G to investigate NotW 9/11 phone-hacking claims

“US attorney general Eric Holder has promised relatives of victims of the 9/11 terror attacks he will begin a preliminary criminal investigation into reports that News Corporation journalists tried to gain access to the phone records of the dead.” — The Guardian

Trapped journalists leave Tripoli hotel after five days

“Journalists from news outlets including the BBC, CNN and Associated Press have been freed from the Rixos hotel in Tripoli after being trapped in the building for five days.” — journalism.co.uk

Price of an All Blacks jersey pits rugby fans against Adidas

“New Zealand’s All Black fans discovered that the official Adidas World Cup jerseys were being sold online in the United States for about half the local price. The discrepancy was picked up by local news outlets, which questioned why New Zealanders were being asked by Adidas, a German company, to pay so much more than consumers in other countries for the official shirt of their own team.” — The New York Times

Seven’s David Leckie dismisses probe into ownership

“Seven West Media chief executive David Leckie told The Australian yesterday that calls for an inquiry into media standards and ownership following Britain’s News of the World phone hacking scandal were unnecessary.” — The Australian

Google forks over settlement on Rx ads

“In a rare public mea culpa, Google Inc agreed to pay $500 million to avoid Justice Department prosecution on charges that it knowingly accepted illegal advertisements from Canadian online pharmacies for years.” — The Wall Street Journal

One trillion page views per month for Facebook

“Facebook garnered more than 1 trillion pageviews per month in June and July, according to data from DoubleClick.  The Google-owned ad network found that Facebook received approximately 870 million unique visitors in June and 860 million in July, exceeding the known number of users by more than 100 million.” — Mashable

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