Katherine Rushton / Telegraph:
Rupert Murdoch steps down from NI boards — Rupert Murdoch's grip on UK newspapers is loosening “finger by finger”, as he resigns string of directorships. — Rupert Murdoch has repeatedly insisted that he remains committed to his UK newspapers, vowing that he will remain a “very active chairman” of the publishing busines.
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Colin Daniels / Digital Spy: Rupert Murdoch resigns as director of News International
Josh Feldman / Mediaite: Rupert Murdoch Steps Down From News International Boards
Adam Taylor / Business Insider: Rupert Murdoch Steps Down From Newspaper Boards
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast: Why Rupert Murdoch Surrendered Top Newspaper Posts in His Global Media Company
David R. Sands / Washington Times: Report: Rupert Murdoch resigns newspaper board posts
John Surico / Runnin' Scared: Murdoch Resigns from Major Newspaper Posts
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Telegraph's coverage of @rupertmurdoch leaving News Int & Times boards presplit. So much for conquering Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
David Carr / @carr2n: On brutally busy summer news wkend, News Corp quietly says Rupert Murdoch is resigning from UK boards http://www.telegraph.co.uk/...
Arturo Garcia / The Raw Story: Rupert Murdoch resigns from newspaper boards
Matt Williams / Guardian:
Rupert Murdoch quits as News International director — Move fuels rumours of sell-off of UK newspapers despite media mogul's reassurance that he is ‘fully committed’ as chairman — Rupert Murdoch has stepped down as a director of News International, in a move that will fuel speculation …
Discussion: New York Magazine, The Wrap, Forbes Real Time, The Daily Beast and AllThingsD
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap: Rupert Murdoch Resigns Boards of News Corp. Subsidiaries
Martin Peers / AllThingsD: Murdoch Quits Boards of News Corp. Subsidiaries
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
The Colorado shooting and the crowdsourced future of news — Only a few days ago, we were writing about how users of Twitter and Reddit used those networks to tell a compelling story about a mass shooting in Toronto, and now the same phenomenon is playing out in real-time during another horrific incident …
Discussion: Beet.TV, The Wrap, Poynter, CNN, Jordan Ghawi, BuzzFeed and Poynter, Thanks:@megangarber
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Dublin's “Storyful,” Curating Crowd-Sourced News from Damascus to Aurora for The New York Times …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap: Colorado Theater Shooting: Booby Traps Defused at Suspect's Apartment; Victims Identified (Updated)
John D. Sutter / CNN: NRA tweeter was ‘unaware’ of Colorado shooting, spokesman says
Jessica Testa / BuzzFeed: 12 Shot Dead At “Dark Knight Rises” Screening In Colorado
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Reddit covers the Colorado movie theater shooting
Alex Pappas / The Daily Caller:
Colorado tea partier describes ‘surreal’ day of wrongly being linked to theater massacre — Colorado Tea Party Patriots member Jim Holmes told The Daily Caller in a Friday interview that his day has been “surreal” after falsely being linked to the movie theater massacre in Colorado by an on-air ABC News reporter.
Discussion: Politico, ABCNEWS, NewsBusters.org blogs, Instapundit and Poynter
Dylan Byers / Politico: Ross to continue ABC Colorado coverage
Pierre Thomas / ABCNEWS: Aurora ‘Dark Knight’ Shooting Suspect Identified: James Holmes
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org blogs: Falsely Accused Tea Partier to ABC's Brian Ross: ‘What Kind of Idiot Makes That Kind of Statement?’
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit: THE ANCHORESS WRITES ON THE PRESS'S TOXIC ENTHRALLMENT …
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.
Discussion: The Raw Story
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 …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, Slate, Crooks and Liars and The New Republic
Susie Madrak / Crooks and Liars: Much talk, little action is expected on gun control
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.”
Discussion: Daily Mail, Rolling Stone, msnbc.com, The Informer, The Wrap, AdAge, Adweek, ComicBook.com, The Wrap, The New Yorker Blog, Deadline.com and Hollywood Reporter
Daily Mail: Batman star Christian Bale tells how he is ‘horrified’ by shooting as Warner Bros chooses NOT to report weekend takings
M. Alex Johnson / msnbc.com: Navy confirms death of sailor in Colorado theater shootings
Dennis Romero / The Informer: James Holmes, Dark Knight Massacre Suspect, From Southern California, Attended UC Riverside
Brent Lang / The Wrap: Box Office: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Scores Second Highest Grossing Midnight Opening in History
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge: In Light of ‘Dark Knight’ Tragedy, Movie Marketers Face Questions
Christopher Heine / Adweek: ‘Batman’ Massacre Rattles Warner Bros., NRA, Celeb Boutique
Russ Burlingame / ComicBook.com: The Dark Knight Rises: Warner Brothers NOT Cancelling Screenings
Richard Brody / The New Yorker Blog: Sitting Together in the Dark
John Herrman / BuzzFeed:
How 18-Year-Old Morgan Jones Told The World About Aurora
How 18-Year-Old Morgan Jones Told The World About Aurora
Discussion: NPR, Poynter, FishbowlLA, Mediaite, Gawker, Erik Wemple, FishbowlNY, HyperVocal, Poynter, Politico and Washington Post
Alan Stamm / Poynter: If I were an 18-year-old aspiring journalist, I'd want to be like Morgan Jones
Taylor Berman / Gawker: Report: James Holmes Was on Prescription Drugs at Time of Shooting
Jerry Barmash / FishbowlNY: Noon Newscasts Feature Expanded Coverage of Deadly Movie Theater Shooting
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter: Sports journalist Jessica Ghawi dies in Colorado theater shooting
Dylan Byers / Politico: ABC News apologizes for ‘incorrect’ Tea party report
Chicago Tribune decides to stick with Journatic — The Chicago Tribune is hiring 44-year newsroom veteran Randy Weissman as a consultant to help develop and implement appropriate changes at embattled Journatic and the Chicago Tribune, which has invested in the hyper-local content provider.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
Alexander Cockburn, Left-Wing Journalist, Dies At 71 — Alexander Cockburn, a prominent radical columnist and journalist, has died at 71 after a lengthy battle with cancer. — Cockburn's death was announced by his friend and journalism partner Jeffrey St. Clair on Counterpunch, the website they ran together.
Discussion: Los Angeles Times, CounterPunch, Runnin' Scared, NewsBusters.org blogs, Hit & Run, BuzzFeed and The Nation
Carolyn Kellogg / Los Angeles Times: Leftist journalist Alexander Cockburn dies at 71
Jeffrey St. Clair / CounterPunch: Farewell, Alex, My Friend
Roy Edroso / Runnin' Scared: Alexander Cockburn, 1941-2012
Jesse Walker / Hit & Run: Alexander Cockburn, RIP
Summer Anne Burton / BuzzFeed: Political Journalist And Writer Alexander Cockburn Has Died
John Nichols / The Nation: Alexander Cockburn and the Radical Power of the Word
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wielki sukces! Piano Media expands its national paywall model to Poland — Piano Media, the Slovakian company with plans to erect a pan-European paywall, expanded today into its third and largest market, Poland. Seven major media companies have agreed to put some of their content behind a single national paywall.
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?
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.