Headline (and accompanying) story of the day. This story from today’s NT News is, well, so NT News ...

Front page of the day. It was “Super Tuesday” yesterday and The Cincinnati Enquirer got its headline spot on today: “ROMNEY TAKES OHIO — BARELY”:

The Department of Corrections. Today’s UK Daily Mail corrects the record (nine months later) on its previous allegations against Julian Assange and WikiLeaks:

Hands on with the new iPad: first impressions

“So here’s what it looks like: an iPad 2 with a facelift. Lest that sound like a small deal, let me clarify — a major facelift. Imagine Joan Rivers finally attained complete botox nirvana, her face a seamless high-definition sheen. Now imagine Joan Rivers as an iPad. You’re getting close.” — Mashable

Leveson inquiry: police ‘buckled under Tory pressure’

“Robert Quick, formerly Britain’s top counter-terrorism officer, has alleged that his senior Scotland Yard colleagues buckled under Conservative party pressure and withdrew their support for the investigation of a Tory frontbench spokesman who had received leaks which endangered national security.” — The Guardian

Nine unveils Olympic coverage plans

“The Nine Network today unveiled its broadcast plans for the London 2012 Olympic Games with a launch event held at the North Sydney Olympic Pool.” — Media Spy

BBC World News back on air in Pakistan after block

“The BBC World News channel is back on air in Pakistan after it was blocked in November 2011 for broadcasting a documentary deemed to be critical of the country.” — journalism.co.uk

Why liveblogging should be taught in J-school

“It’s because of that varied style that students in journalism school should be taught the basics of what it means to live blog an event. It’s a skill set that is becoming as valuable and necessary as a journalism student learning how to take basic photos while on assignment.” — 10,000 Words

How paywalls affect social media at five news sites

“As more news sites consider subscription plans, they’ll inevitably face tough questions — not just about how to implement paywalls but about how and whether paywalls will affect their social media goals.” — Poynter

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