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2:40 PM ET, July 25, 2012

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Tim Stenovec / The Huffington Post:
James Taranto, WSJ Editor, Tweets Controversial Aurora Shooting Comment, Issues ‘Mea Culpa’  —  James Taranto, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, has found himself the target of criticism after sending a tweet about the three men who died shielding their girlfriends from gunfire during …
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Jessica Ghawi scholarship raises more than $30,000 in a day  —  A fund set up by the family of murdered sports journalist Jessica Ghawi hit its fundraising goal less than a day after it was announced Tuesday.  The family hoped to raise $20,000; as I write this, the fund is at $30,155.
Discussion: KXAN-TV, CBS News and MySanAntonio.com
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit's Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre  —  In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting social news and community site Reddit quickly became a prominent resource for coverage.  Well before most awoke on Friday morning, 18-year-old Redditor Morgan Jones …
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Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
HBO nixes idea of Netflix partnership  —  (Reuters) - Consumers who dream of watching HBO hits like “The Sopranos” or “Game of Thrones” by streaming to TVs using their Netflix accounts shouldn't hold their breath.  —  Netflix Inc CEO Reed Hastings raised the tantalizing possibility on Tuesday …
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Bloomberg:   Netflix Returns To Profitability; Olympics To Hurt New Signups
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Hits Its Q2 Numbers, A Little Light on Subscribers
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo journo shared drafts with sources  —  Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer is out with a pretty damning report today about a Washington Post reporter who shared drafts of a story with his sources and subjects and even allowed them to suggest edits, some of which ended up in the article.
Discussion: Poynter
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Forrest Wilder / The Texas Observer:
Washington Post Reporter Allows College Officials to Alter Story on Controversial Test
Discussion: Poynter and mediabistro.com
Erik Wemple:   Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
NBC Links Up With Storify For Real-Time Curated Olympics Coverage Across Today.com And Owned Station Sites  —  On the heels of a deal with Facebook to promote Olympic conversations on NBC's Facebook page, the broadcast network today is taking one more step to improve its social standing during the big sports event.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Diller: Newsweek Not Dead Yet, But Get Ready For Big Changes  —  If Newsweek ceases to exist as a print magazine sometime in the next year, don't say Barry Diller didn't warn you.  —  On IAC's second-quarter earnings call, the chairman and controlling owner addressed the question …
Adweek:
Twitter, Hollywood Working on In-Stream Video Series  —  Forget the debate over whether Twitter wants to get in the media business.  Twitter wants to be a media player.  —  The San Francisco, Calif.-based company, along with multiple Hollywood producers and network execs …
Gregory Ferenstein / TechCrunch:
Screw Objectivity: Study Finds Opinionated Journalism Boosts Civic Engagement  —  Veteran journalists who sing the praises of objective reporting have steadily lost ground to the media's new guard of proudly opinionated voices, from broadcasters such as MSNBC and Fox News, to the growing menu of online news blogs.
Jason Del Rey / AdAge:
AOL Preps Big Changes to Patch Amidst Sound Q2 Results  —  In the turnaround world of AOL, smaller revenue declines are still viewed as wins.  By next year, Wall Street likely won't let the company enjoy that luxury.  Revenue in the second quarter shrank 2% year-over-year …
Will Oremus / Slate:
Judge Rules That Wikileaks Cables Are Still Secret  —  It sounds like something from Catch-22.  A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled that diplomatic cables published worldwide by WikiLeaks, the New York Times, the Guardian, et al., are actually still secret.  Why?  Because the government says they are secret.
Discussion: The FJP
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Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
Reuters:
New York Times drops BlackBerry app  —  (Reuters) - Research in Motion's BlackBerry users can no longer use the official New York Times app to read news stories over their devices, in a fresh blow to the maker of the smartphone once considered an essential tool for business professionals.
 
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At ‘Daily News,’ staffers gather hoping to hear Colin Myler's vision for the paper
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Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Aurelius, others appeal judge's confirmation of Tribune bankruptcy plan
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Mat Honan / Wired:
Twitter's new SDK Fabric represents an audacious plan to live inside every app

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Google aims to reinvent email with Inbox, a marriage of Gmail and Google Now, currently invite-only

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