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11:15 AM ET, July 21, 2012

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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, Poynter, CNN, BuzzFeed and Poynter, Thanks:@megangarber
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Jack Shafer:
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 …
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
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News apologizes for ‘incorrect’ Tea party report  —  ABC News and Brian Ross are apologizing for an “incorrect” report that James Holmes, the suspect in the Colorado theater shooting, may have had connections to the Tea Party.  “An earlier ABC News broadcast report suggested that a Jim Holmes …
Erik Wemple:   Are news bureaus good for breaking news?
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Sports journalist Jessica Ghawi dies in Colorado theater shooting
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?
Choire Sicha / The Awl:
Infographic: Should You Cover a Piece of Tragic Breaking News?  —  Homemade infographics are stolen from Tom Scocca.  —  See more posts by Choire Sicha
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.
Rethink Digg:
v1  —  As betaworks and Digg both announced on their blogs, we are taking over Digg and turning it back into a startup.  What they didn't mention is that we're rebuilding it from scratch.  In six weeks.  —  On August 1, after an adrenaline and caffeine-fueled six weeks, we're rolling out a new v1.
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Jessica Roy / Betabeat:   Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.
Sarah Carr / CJR:
How to worry about a clicks-driven Times-Picayune  —  A departing reporter's worst-case fears  —  If clicks drove coverage at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans —a more realistic prospect than it's ever been—what kind of publication would we get?  We can look at past traffic and get a rough answer …
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
NPR hires lobbyists as GOP targets public broadcasting funds  —  National Public Radio has hired lobbying firm Navigators Global, according to disclosure forms filed Thursday.  —  NPR has come under fire from some Republican lawmakers who want to cut off all federal funding to the nonprofit media organization.
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Digital First Media assembles curation team ahead of time to help cover Colorado shooting  —  The US media group's new curation team will officially start a week on Monday, but a ‘makeshift’ team was put together today to help report on the shooting in Colorado
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
The Daily:
Sorkin cleaning the “Newsroom”  —  Aaron Sorkin has been doing press all week defending his critically-panned HBO show, “The Newsroom,” but behind the scenes he's cleaning house.  Most of the writers on the cable drama about a Keith Olbermann-type television news demagogue have been fired …
 
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Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
David Westin's Departure Raises New Questions About NewsRight's Viability
James Asher / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
McClatchy's Washington Bureau establishes no-alter quote policy
Discussion: Politico
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Viacom's $5 Billion DirecTV Deal Keeps the Bundle Intact for Seven More Years
The Huffington Post:
Ann Curry Returns To ‘Today’: Anchor-At-Large To Report Live From Aurora, Colorado
Discussion: TVNewser and Gawker
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Aurora shootings: The Denver TV station everyone is watching
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Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
 

 
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