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8:20 AM ET, July 19, 2012

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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Nate Weiner raises $5M Series B funding for Pocket (formerly Read It Later)  —  Pocket, formerly known as Read It Later, an app that formats and bookmarks articles and web pages for future consumption, has raised a second round of funding.  —  One year after raising an initial $2.5 million …
Discussion: TechCrunch, paidContent and AllThingsD
Blog.Viacom:
No Deal in Sight: Viacom Compromise Proposals Fail to Sway DIRECTV  —  UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO DIRECTV'S STATEMENT ON EPIX:  —  DIRECTV's most recent press release regarding EPIX is one more complete work of fiction from the company.  We've offered DIRECTV various compromise proposals …
Discussion: CNET, CNNMoney.com, VentureBeat and Engadget
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Daniel Frankel / paidContent:
DirecTV says sticking point in Viacom talks is ... Epix?  —  They've been negotiating a multi-billion-dollar deal for some of the most widely viewed channels in the cable universe.  —  But according to DirecTV, the sticking point in its ongoing carriage impasse with Viacom is ... wait for it ... the fledgling pay channel Epix.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Viacom says talks with DirecTV have broken down
Jack Shafer:
How Bloomberg can still run Washington  —  At the age of 70, Michael R. Bloomberg nears an actuarial end that not even his $22 billion net worth can reverse.  By giving him a measly 13 years of life expectancy, the law of averages has made the New York mayor acutely aware of time.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the Washington Post will never have a paywall
Discussion: Fortune, Thanks:@biztrends
Jennifer Reingold / Fortune:
Don Graham: Why a paywall won't work for the Post
Discussion: CJR
Guardian:
Operation Tuleta: Sun journalist arrested in hacking investigation  —  A journalist at the Sun has been arrested in north London by police from Scotland Yard's Operation Tuleta, which is investigating breaches of privacy including computer hacking.  He is understood to be Rhodri Phillips, a news reporter at the paper.
New York Post:
Tribune may use LA Times to lure bidders for other papers  —  The new owners of Tribune Co. may dangle the Los Angeles Times as bait to lure bidders for its other papers when it exits bankruptcy, expected within weeks, The Post has learned.  —  With newspaper buyers scarce …
John Cook / Gawker:
‘It Was Like a War Zone’: A Former Nanny for Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Speaks Out  —  A former household staffer and tutor for Rupert Mudoch and Wendi Deng's children is speaking out for the first time about the relentless nightmare that is working for the Murdochs: Screaming tantrums …
Discussion: Daily Mail and New York Magazine
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Marissa Mayer's Yahoo legacy challenge  —  Call it a Hail Marissa pass.  —  Kudos to the Yahoo board for shaking up the conventional wisdom, going long, going young, and going Google.  Against a history of failure, it has chosen success — the gold-plated success of Google …
Discussion: Forbes Real Time and TechCrunch
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo! creates new editors-in-chief for news, finance
Charles E. Schumer / Wall Street Journal:
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit  —  Restoring Amazon's monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest.  —  Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
E-books Are Booming, and Still Sort of Small
Alissa Quart / CJR:
Vimeo: AuteurTube  —  YouTube can make amateurs rich, but the video pros are congregating elsewhere  —  The Times mag the other week noticed that amateur star “YouTubers” could make six figures through the site's comedy channels.  —  But people filming verite vignettes …
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Hannity Gets First Interview with George Zimmerman  —  Sean Hannity has secured the first interview with George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.  The hour-long exclusive will air on Hannity's Fox News Channel program tonight at 9pmET.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game  —  There's been a debate raging in the media sphere lately over the practices of a journalism-outsourcing startup called Journatic, which used to provide hyper-local news content to papers like the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
These Designers Did for Fun What News Sites Can't Do to Save Their Business  —  A Web design studio built the first news site I've ever read from top to bottom two days in a row, and it did so as a side project.  Mule Design is not in the journalism business.  It builds sites to solve all manner of client communication problems.
Discussion: Subtraction.com, Thanks:@rwjon
Dave Copeland / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter's Credibility Problem  —  Where you read something may impact credibility as much as what you read - especially if where you read something is on Twitter, according to a new study.  —  Published last month in Communication Quarterly, the research by Mike Schmierbach and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch used …
Discussion: The Wall Blog and GigaOM
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga designers help Pulitzer Prize winners create social charity game  —  Zynga announced today that it's lending out its game developers to help create a social charity game on Facebook.  —  Production has already begun on a “social action” game based on Half the Sky …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: ‘significant’ email from News International executive emerges  —  The existence of an email of “enormous significance” written by a News International executive that refers to the phone hacking of a “well-known individual” has emerged in the high court, in a hearing to discuss …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Glenn Mulcaire forced to reveal who gave phone-hacking order
 
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Jared Malsin / CJR:
In Egypt, new newspapers and old problems
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Chinese newspaper shakeups raise fears of growing pressure on media
Wall Street Journal:
Vivendi to Offer Concessions for EMI Deals
Discussion: Guardian
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian formalizes audience curation with #smarttakes
Discussion: Guardian and TheMediaBriefing
Erik Wemple:
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Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
David Gergen Reveals Extent Of Bain Capital Ties While ‘Reporting’ On Firm
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Voice wins victory after stadium snub
Discussion: Media Week
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Politico's Harris: ‘Quote doctoring does bother me’
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jim Warren to head NewsBeast OFA beat
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Media General reports income increase, net loss in second quarter
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Nearly Out of Cash
Discussion: New York Magazine
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Sherrod Brown Hugging His Wife In Photo Prompts Conservative Blogger's Conspiracy Theory