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6:10 PM ET, July 20, 2012

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Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News apologizes for ‘incorrect’ Tea party report  —  ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an “incorrect” report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party.  “An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
How news spread of the “Dark Knight Rises” shooting  —  An overnight shooting has left 14 people in Colorado dead, and dozens more injured.  Here's how the news spread, including eyewitness reports from people at the theatre to see Batman sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” to the media who arrived to cover the shooting's aftermath:
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Reddit covers the Colorado movie theater shooting  —  In the early morning hours Friday, “Peener13″ started a thread on Reddit called “Someone came into our theater at the midnight release of Dark Knight Rises and began opening fire.  Who here on Reddit can help me calm my nerves?
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
How 18-Year-Old Morgan Jones Told The World About Aurora  —  His Reddit posts from his Denver bedroom offered the best live coverage through the night and morning.  “It feels like I'm helping out people who need to know this stuff.”  —  In the early morning, as professional media scrambled …
Discussion: FishbowlLA and Poynter
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Sports journalist Jessica Ghawi dies in Colorado theater shooting  —  Jessica Ghawi, who was killed in the massacre in Aurora, Colo., Friday morning, had escaped another mass shooting in Toronto on June 2.  Ghawi, who tweeted and wrote under the name Jessica Redfield, wrote about hockey.
Erik Wemple:
Aurora shootings: The Denver TV station everyone is watching
Discussion: USA Today, Hit & Run and Gannett Blog
Erik Wemple:   Are news bureaus good for breaking news?
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Digital First Media assembles curation team ahead of time to help cover Colorado shooting
Discussion: Zombie Journalism
The Huffington Post:
Ann Curry Returns To ‘Today’: Anchor-At-Large To Report Live From Aurora, Colorado
Discussion: Gawker and TVNewser
Rebecca Leffler / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Dark Knight Rises’ Paris Premiere Cancelled Due to Colorado Shootings  —  Christopher Nolan and cast members Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway and Morgan Freeman also scrapped press interviews after learning of the Denver movie theater attack.  —  Plans for The Dark Knight Rises have fallen through …
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Media Decoder:
Warner Brothers Assesses Potential Responses on ‘Dark Knight’  —  Updated LOS ANGELES — Executives for Warner Brothers were still assessing the implications on Friday of the deadly shooting in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of its big-budget film “The Dark Knight Rises.”
Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
UPDATE: Warner Bros Pulls Trailer Of Gangster Shooting Up Movie Theater
Bloomberg:
Viacom Is Said To Get Over $600 Million A Year From DirecTV  —  Viacom Inc. (VIAB) will get more than $600 million a year from DirecTV (DTV) in programming fees under their new seven-year agreement, up at least 20 percent from the previous terms, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom's $5 Billion DirecTV Deal Keeps the Bundle Intact for Seven More Years
Rethink Digg:
v1  —  As betaworks and Digg both announced on their blogs, we are taking over Digg and turning it back into a startup.  What they didn't mention is that we're rebuilding it from scratch.  In six weeks.  —  On August 1, after an adrenaline and caffeine-fueled six weeks, we're rolling out a new v1.
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Jessica Roy / Betabeat:   Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.
The Daily:
Sorkin cleaning the “Newsroom”  —  Aaron Sorkin has been doing press all week defending his critically-panned HBO show, “The Newsroom,” but behind the scenes he's cleaning house.  Most of the writers on the cable drama about a Keith Olbermann-type television news demagogue have been fired …
Sarah Carr / CJR:
How to worry about a clicks-driven Times-Picayune  —  A departing reporter's worst-case fears  —  If clicks drove coverage at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans —a more realistic prospect than it's ever been—what kind of publication would we get?  We can look at past traffic and get a rough answer …
Discussion: Cision
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Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:   The Embattled Editor  —  Jim Amoss, who has spent his life …
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Yes, Keep Moving”: Marissa Mayer's First Memo to Yahoos (Natch!)  —  While I might abandon my internal memo-quest at Yahoo at some point soon, I wanted to make sure to post the very first one from newly installed — and extraordinarily well-paid — CEO Marissa Mayer.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer to Get Close to $60 Million (And Maybe More) in Overall Compensation for Yahoo's Top Job
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Infographic: Should You Cover a Piece of Tragic Breaking News?  —  Homemade infographics are stolen from Tom Scocca.  —  See more posts by Choire Sicha
Tim Burrowes / mUmBRELLA:
Why paywall journalism is changing how journalists write  —  The introduction of online paywalls is changing the way journalists write and this means an audience adjustment says Tim Burrowes.  —  I was taught that the perfect length for an intro was 24 words - anything between 18 and 32 was acceptable, but 24 the ideal.
Economist:
The music business: Universal's gamble  —  UK Only Article: standard article Issue: Towards the endgame Fly Title: The music business Rubric: A musical merger could create a new model, or a dozy mammoth Main image: Hard times force singers to wear old sweet wrappers A WISE gamble involves knowing …
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Billboard:
Updated: Universal Music Offers to Sell More Assets to Salvage EMI Deal
 
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McClatchy's Washington Bureau establishes no-alter quote policy
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