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9:45 AM ET, July 22, 2012

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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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Matt Williams / Guardian:
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 the media mogul …
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 …
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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.
Jakob Schiller / Wired:
When Tragedy Hits, Photojournalists Balance Reporting and Emotion
Discussion: The Raw Story, Poynter and Politico
Jack Shafer:
What the Colorado shooting says about us
Media Decoder:
Hollywood Struggles for Proper Response to Shooting
Jim Romenesko:
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.
Tom Foremski / ZDNet:
‘Access journalism’ ... and the Silicon Valley reporter  —  Summary: Controlling access to top executives is a traditional way that Silicon Valley companies try to ensure favorable coverage.  —  Follow @tomforemski  —  David Weidner, a 15 year veteran reporter on the Wall Street beat …
Discussion: @karaswisher
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
‘Frontline’ Chooses an Heir Apparent  —  BOSTON — “Frontline” has promoted Raney Aronson, one of its top lieutenants, to be deputy executive producer, in effect signaling that she will one day succeed David Fanning, the longtime executive producer of the award-winning television documentary series.
Steve Buttry / The Buttry Diary:
Curation techniques, types and tips  —  News curators must collect, summarize, make sense, add value, attribute, link, intrigue and entice.  —  Digital First Media announced today that Julie Westfall will lead our curation team, joined by Angi Carter and Karen Workman.
Discussion: The Buttry Diary
David Taintor / TPM:
MSNBC's Chris Hayes: No Symmetry Between Fox News And MSNBC  —  MSNBC's Chris Hayes: No Symmetry Between Fox News And MSNBC  —  Can you describe what you read, how you get the news?  —  I subscribe to a number of magazines.  I've always been a magazine lover from the time I was 11 or 12.
Helena Williams / Journalism.co.uk:
Typewriter art installation tells stories of journalists ‘risking their lives to give us a tweet’  —  The typewriter installation by interactive art director Julian Koschwitz is hooked up to generative software producing words and images based on slain journalists' data from the Committee to Protect Journalists and other web searches
Dorian Benkoil / MediaShift:
The Return of the Human: Why Tech Companies Are Tapping Journalism Talent  —  In digital media, it turns out, editors — actual human beings — might actually be necessary.  —  At least that seems to be the trend as developer-laden ventures like Tumblr, Flipboard and even an ad network bring …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
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.
 
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Wielki sukces! Piano Media expands its national paywall model to Poland
Abigail Pesta / The Daily Beast:
The War on ‘Teen Vogue’: Young Readers Escalate Campaign for More ‘Real Girls’
Ellen McCarthy / Washington Post:
Michael Caruso, Smithsonian's new editor, sees a livelier future for magazine
Brendan Sasso / Hillicon Valley:
NPR hires lobbyists as GOP targets public broadcasting funds
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
David Westin's Departure Raises New Questions About NewsRight's Viability
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James Asher / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
McClatchy's Washington Bureau establishes no-alter quote policy
Discussion: Politico
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Digital First Media assembles curation team ahead of time to help cover Colorado shooting
Discussion: The Buttry Diary, ABCNEWS and Poynter
Jessica Roy / Betabeat:
Betaworks Team Announces Ambitious Goal: Rebuild Digg From the Ground Up. In Six Weeks.
Discussion: WebProNews, VentureBeat and CNET
Sarah Carr / CJR:
How to worry about a clicks-driven Times-Picayune
Discussion: Cision