Front Page of the Day. Today’s Guardian front page is a truly special, featuring a portrait montage of Rupert Murdoch made from images of the victims of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal.

Police cover-up of phone hacking revealed to Leveson inquiry

“Documents revealing the full extent of the Metropolitan police cover-up over phone hacking have been unearthed after legal discovery battles by News of the World victims.” — The Guardian

Inquiry leader says Murdoch papers paid off British officials

“The officer leading a police investigation into Rupert Murdoch’s British newspapers said on Monday that reporters and editors at The Sun tabloid had over the years paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for information not only to police officers but also to a ‘network of corrupted officials’ in the military and the government.” — The New York Times

Australian Olympic Committee clamps down on social media during London Games

“The Australian Olympic Committee has warned athletes against tweeting during competition, after sports officials found competitors tweeting during last week’s Olympic diving test event in London.” — The Australian

Washington Post steps into paid content with iPad app for politics news

“The new WP Politics iPad app, which launches Monday, marks The Washington Post’s most significant attempt yet to charge readers for digital content.” — Poynter

Twitter must ID user who threatened Michele Bachmann, judge rules

“A US federal judge has ruled that Twitter users who threaten presidential candidates with violence can’t expect to stay anonymous.” — Mashable

Neville Thurlbeck joins Surrey Comet as critic

“Former News of the World chief reporter Neville Thurlbeck has been unveiled as the Surrey Comet’s new official theatre critic.” — Surrey Comet

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