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4:15 AM ET, July 23, 2012

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David Carr / New York Times:
Yahoo's Big Question - What Is It?  —  What is Yahoo?  —  That straightforward question has so far baffled the people who run the company.  —  I got a taste of the fuzziness when I visited Carol Bartz, then the chief executive, back in 2010.  She was funny, profane and articulate, except on the question of what the company is.
Discussion: AdAge and ReveNews
Shira Ovide / Wall Street Journal:
For the Olympics, Twitter and NBC Form Partnership  —  As athletes parade into London's Olympic Stadium this Friday, Twitter Inc.'s Olympic hopes will play out in a spartan office in Boulder, Colo.  —  There, a handful of people will spend 20 hours a day to help corral millions of Twitter messages …
Discussion: Deadline.com, CNET and eMedia Vitals
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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Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
The NYT's & WSJ's Push To Online Video  —  Twice a week this month, Digiday will examine ways of “Improving Web Video.”  We'll cover both challenges and opportunities in online video and highlight brands and publishers getting it right.  The series is made possible through the sponsorship of Vizu.
Helen Lewis / New Statesman:
How the media shouldn't cover a mass murder  —  A look at the “Batman killer” front pages.  —  Every time there's a mass shooting, I remember this piece of footage from Charlie Brooker's BBC series Newswipe.  In it, a forensic psychiatrist outlines the guidelines for news reporting of such a tragedy …
Discussion: GigaOM
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
That plan to archive every tweet in the Library of Congress?  Definitely still happening  —  A little more than two years ago, the Library of Congress announced it would preserve every public tweet, ever, for future generations. … Fifty million tweets a day.  How cute.
Discussion: TeleRead
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Aereo's founder has broadcast TV in a headlock—now what?  (Q&A)  —  Chet Kanojia created a new way for consumers to access broadcast TV.  A federal court says the networks can't do a thing about it — for now.  Learn how the CEO plans to wield his new power.  —  Follow @sandoCNET
Rebecca Ballhaus / The Huffington Post:
College Newspapers Go Digital-First, Innovate To Stay Relevant  —  NEW YORK — This fall, the University of Oregon's Daily Emerald — a print publication for more than 90 years — will ditch the daily for digital, publish a twice-weekly magazine, and launch a mini-tech start-up called The Garage.
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: Journalism.co.uk
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 …
Dominic Ponsford / Editor's Blog:
And then they came for me...the unprecedented wave of journalist arrests has become a threat to all of us  —  To paraphrase Martin Neimoller, first they came for the News International journalists and I said nothing - because I hated Rupert Murdoch.  —  Then they came for the Mirror journalists …
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.
Discussion: Poynter and Chicago Tribune
 
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