The Morning Lowdown 3-29-12

»  News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) said to plan U.S. sports network to rival ESPN (NYSE: DIS) (Bloomberg)
»  Magazines’ digital circulation more than doubles — but remains small (AdAge)
»  Bertelsmann weighs IPO to finance expansion (NYT/DealBook)
»  Hey, judges: Facebook isn’t the devil, it’s the new gossip (GigaOM)
»  A Pinterest spammer tells all (The Daily Dot)
»  Publisher unmasks “Dummies,” ramps up lawsuits against e-book sharers (paidContent)
»  The Washington Post (NYSE: WPO) ombudsman’s faulty paywall analysis (CJR)
»  Subscription manager MediaPass raises $1.75 million (TechCrunch)