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4:25 AM ET, July 21, 2012

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Jakob Schiller / Wired:
When Tragedy Hits, Photojournalists Balance Reporting and Emotion  —  “He was screaming at the top his lungs, ‘Have you seen my son?’” says Barry Gutierrez, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer who has been covering today's shooting in Colorado for the Associated Press.
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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 …
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Sports journalist Jessica Ghawi dies in Colorado theater shooting
Erik Wemple:   Are news bureaus good for breaking news?
Erik Wemple:
Aurora shootings: The Denver TV station everyone is watching
Discussion: USA Today, Hit & Run and Gannett Blog
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Digital First Media assembles curation team ahead of time to help cover Colorado shooting
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
Julie Moos / Poynter:
How news spread of the “Dark Knight Rises” shooting
The Huffington Post:
Ann Curry Returns To ‘Today’: Anchor-At-Large To Report Live From Aurora, Colorado
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
Media Decoder:
Hollywood Struggles for Proper Response to Shooting  —  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.”
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Nikki Finke / Deadline.com:
UPDATE: Warner Bros Pulls Trailer Of Gangster Shooting Up Movie Theater
Rebecca Leffler / Hollywood Reporter:
‘Dark Knight Rises’ Paris Premiere Cancelled Due to Colorado Shootings
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.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom's $5 Billion DirecTV Deal Keeps the Bundle Intact for Seven More Years  —  Remember when the DirecTV-Viacom standoff was going to be the first step of the beginning of the end of TV?  Or at least the end of the bundle?  —  Turns out you're going to have to keep waiting for that.
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Bloomberg:
Viacom Is Said To Get Over $600 Million A Year From DirecTV
Jack Shafer:
What the Colorado shooting says about us  —  The Colorado movie massacre imposes on us once again the temptation to extrapolate lessons from a demented act of violence.  Depending on the lens through which the massacre is viewed, it has encouraged some to restate their case for gun control …
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 …
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
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 …
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Michael Caruso, Smithsonian's new editor, sees a livelier future for magazine  —  Michael Caruso announced his arrival at Smithsonian Magazine with a cover image of a 50-foot snake poised to bite off the heads of unsuspecting readers.  —  Subtlety is not Caruso's strong suit, nor his ambition.
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
NPR hires lobbyists as GOP targets public broadcasting funds  —  National Public Radio has hired lobbying firm Navigators Global, according to disclosure forms filed Thursday.  —  NPR has come under fire from some Republican lawmakers who want to cut off all federal funding to the nonprofit media organization.
Abigail Pesta / The Daily Beast:
The War on ‘Teen Vogue’: Young Readers Escalate Campaign for More ‘Real Girls’  —  Teenage girls are stepping up a fight for the magazine to show a wider range of body types, claiming the current images can spark eating disorders and other problems.  Abigail Pesta reports.  —  Does Teen Vogue digitally zap zits?
 
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
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James Asher / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
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Justin Jouvenal / Washington Post:
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Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
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