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3:00 AM ET, July 26, 2012

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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 …
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Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Is Twitter a Media or Technology Company?  —  If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, then it's a duck — right?  —  One question many seem to be wondering about Twitter: is this duck a media or technology company?  —  In a meeting at The New York Times offices in New York …
Discussion: GigaOM
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’
Discussion: Yahoo! News and Erik Wemple
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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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Brauchli: Washington Post reporters will need editor's approval to share drafts with sources  —  Washington Post Executive Editor Marcus Brauchli says the paper's policy on sharing drafts with sources will get more restrictive after the Texas Observer reported that a Post reporter sent drafts of a story to the University of Texas.
Discussion: City Desk and The Texas Observer
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Erik Wemple:
Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts
Discussion: Washington Post
Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo journo shared drafts with sources
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 …
Discussion: GigaOM
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Will Oremus / Slate:
Judge Rules That Wikileaks Cables Are Still Secret
Discussion: NEWS.com.au and The FJP
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
Elon Green / The Awl:
Maureen Dowd, Cub Reporter  —  It's easy to look at our media industrial complex and forget that its members were once young and hungry, that they had to hustle, grease sources and report stories within an inch of life.  One can imagine these scrappers delirious just to see a byline buried on B4 or, God forbid, a sidebar.
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: CJR, 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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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 …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks criticises Met police chief  —  Former News International chief says deputy assistant commissioner's testimony led to ‘highly damaging’ reporting  —  Rebekah Brooks has launched an attack on the police chief in charge of the investigations into allegations of wrongdoing at the Sun and the News of the World.
Muck Rack:
The evolution of AP's social media policy  —  A wise man once said the only constant is change.  With its third social media policy change in less than a year, the Associated Press is putting that saying to the test.  —  Yesterday the AP revamped its social media policy.
 
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