Front page of the day. The nation’s newspapers all cover the story du jour 

The Department of Corrections. The Irish Independent apologised today for publishing the photograph of a man who had the same name as a convicted murderer. Oops.

‘Media paid dearly’ for coverage of uprisings

“Eritrea, Turkmenistan and North Korea have remained at the bottom of Reporters Without Borders (RSF) annual press freedom index for 2011 to 2012, a year in which ‘many media paid dearly’ for coverage of political uprisings, the group said.” —

Bloomberg’s amazing — and rejected — Romney cover

“It’s not hard to see why Bloomberg Businessweek chose not to run with this remarkable illustration of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.” — boing boing

Google, Bing accused of directing users to illegal music

“Google and other search engines “overwhelmingly” direct music fans to illegal copies of copyrighted tracks online, a coalition of entertainment industry groups has told the government.” — The Guardian

The FBI wants to monitor social media

“The FBI is looking to develop a web application that can monitor social networks, including Facebook and Twitter, in order to gain better real-time intelligence about current or potential future security threats or situations.” — Mashable

How CNN’s iReport verifies its citizen content

“This is iReport’s fifth anniversary, and a CNN spokesperson calls it ‘the most developed and active citizen journalism platform of any news organization worldwide.'” — Poynter

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