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1:40 AM ET, July 24, 2012


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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Reuters editor names theater-shooting ‘person of interest’ on Twitter  —  To understand why Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys has earned such a wide Twitter audience, scan through the last 72 hours or so of his tweets.  He's been an invaluable process-journalism firehose …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News rebuts Arlene Holmes's claim  —  ABC News is standing by its reporting and rebutting a statement by Arlene Holmes, the mother of the Colorado theater shooting suspect who today claimed she did not know about the shooting when she told an ABC News reporter, “You have the right person.”
Discussion:, ABCNEWS and TVNewser
Erik Wemple:   CNN host doesn't want bio of Aurora suspect
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Exclusive: IAC takes control of Newsweek Daily Beast from Harmans  —  (Reuters) - The family of late billionaire stereo magnate Sidney Harman has stopped investing in the Newsweek Daily Beast Co joint venture that it co-owns with Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, according to representatives of both companies.
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Murdoch allies await hacking charges update  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's former British newspaper boss and Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief could find out on Tuesday whether they will be prosecuted in a phone-hacking inquiry that has shaken the British establishment.
Discussion: Guardian
Ben Dowell / Guardian:   Phone hacking: mother of murder victim Clare Bernal sues NI
Sandra Laville / Guardian:   Police are using phone-hacking scandal to claw back control of information
Nick Cohen / The Observer:   Persecuting the press diminishes us all
Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog:   And then they came for me...the unprecedented wave of journalist arrests has become a threat to all of us
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement  —  The Justice Department released a document today that characterized criticism by Apple and publishers of a controversial price-fixing settlement as “self-serving” and ill-founded.  The Department also pointed to recent ventures …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Amazon's the villain, not Apple, e-book sellers say
Discussion: Computerworld and Bookseller news
Erik Wemple:
National Journal boss on quote-approval: It's about control  —  The quote-approval story is showing some legs as it stretches into its second week in the journo-newsiverse.  On July 15, Jeremy W. Peters of the New York Times wrote about the Washington-centric institution in which sources …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
National Journal Bars Quotations Tweaked by Sources
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
News Corp. Promotes Peter Rice, David Hill  —  Peter Rice, the chairman of entertainment for Fox Networks Group since 2010, has been named chairman and CEO of the division, News Corporation announced Monday.  —  Rice will oversee all programming and operations for Fox Broadcasting Company …
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
How HBO Made It Look Like Critics Liked ‘The Newsroom’  —  Critical reception of “The Newsroom,” Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series set in the TV news business, has been generally cool.  On, which averages out reviews from all over, its score is a distinctly mediocre 57.
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Globe publisher announces work-force reductions  —  The Boston Globe and its affiliated media properties are downsizing again, according to an internal memo from Globe publisher Christopher Mayer that was obtained by Media Nation earlier today.  —  No details, but Mayer writes that the work force …
Discussion: Boston Globe
A helping hand  —  The Ford Foundation reaches out to broaden minority coverage  —  Anyone who cares about the future of newsrooms is on the lookout for omens.  And there have been plenty of bad ones lately.  Newspaper vital signs, for example, are pointing south—profit margins, stock prices, ad revenue, and valuations.
Discussion: @chanders
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Detroit Free Press, News offer buyouts to staffers  —  The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News are offering buyouts, Poynter has confirmed.  The offer was made to 31 News staffers and 40 Free Press staffers, including managers, Deadline Detroit reports.  Employees age 56 and up who have worked …
Discussion: Deadline Detroit and Gannett Blog
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Why the WikiLeaks Grand Jury is So Dangerous: Members of Congress Now Want to Prosecute New York Times Journalists Too  —  For more than a year now, EFF has encouraged mainstream press publications like the New York Times to aggressively defend WikiLeaks' First Amendment right …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program  —  Personalized reading app Zite is adding more publishers to its three-month-old ZitePublisher program.  The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst's Harper's Bazaar, the International Business Times, Entrepreneur magazine …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Dow Jones to sell newswires through - CEO  —  (Reuters) - When Lex Fenwick started his job as CEO of Dow Jones & Co more than five months ago, he found it strange that one of Wall Street's most historic and well-known brands did not have a direct pipeline into Wall Street itself.
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