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8:45 PM ET, July 25, 2012

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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.
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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 …
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Erik Wemple
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 …
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 …
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The NYT's Bill Keller on why we should defend WikiLeaks  —  In a post on Tuesday entitled “First they came for WikiLeaks, then the New York Times,” we wrote about how there is growing evidence that Congress and the Justice Department may be considering legal sanctions against traditional journalists …
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Will Oremus / Slate:
Judge Rules That Wikileaks Cables Are Still Secret
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Josh Rogin / Foreign Policy:
Romney advisor accuses Donilon of leaking to the New York Times  —  A top advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign on Wednesday accused U.S. National Security Advisor Tom Donilon of leaking classified intelligence information to New York Times reporter David Sanger.
Discussion: Wired and ThinkProgress
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Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:   David Axelrod: White House Did Not Leak Classified Information
Jay Rosen / Salon:
Don't bust bogus “hype”  —  Why Salon's article on Reddit's Aurora reporting ticked me off  —  My journalism day began with a groan when I read “Hold the Reddit Hype” by Michael Barthel.  ("The site broke important Aurora news, but ‘crowdsourced’ journalism is as sensational and market-driven as the MSM.")
Discussion: The Week and Capital New York
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Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit's Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre
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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.
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Ars Technica fights through hassles to sell John Siracusa's OS X review as an ebook  —  Almost exactly a year ago, when Apple released Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), Ars Technica put a spin on a time-honored tradition: The website published John Siracusa's epic review of the software free of charge …
Erik Wemple:
Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts  —  The Texas Observer has the e-mails.  The tell-tale, slimy e-mails sent by Post reporter Daniel de Vise to officials at the University of Texas at Austin.  As the Observer story alleges, those e-mails document some “unusual, perhaps even unethical, techniques.”
Discussion: Poynter and The Texas Observer
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo journo shared drafts with sources
Discussion: Poynter, mediabistro.com and Poynter
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 …
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.
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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