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7:05 AM ET, July 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Reuters editor names theater-shooting ‘person of interest’ on Twitter  —  To understand why Reuters Deputy Social Media Editor Matthew Keys has earned such a wide Twitter audience, scan through the last 72 hours or so of his tweets.  He's been an invaluable process-journalism firehose …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News rebuts Arlene Holmes's claim  —  ABC News is standing by its reporting and rebutting a statement by Arlene Holmes, the mother of the Colorado theater shooting suspect who today claimed she did not know about the shooting when she told an ABC News reporter, “You have the right person.”
Discussion: ABCNEWS, ABCNEWS and Mediaite
Erik Wemple:   CNN host doesn't want bio of Aurora suspect
Peter Lauria / Reuters:
Exclusive: IAC takes control of Newsweek Daily Beast from Harmans  —  (Reuters) - The family of late billionaire stereo magnate Sidney Harman has stopped investing in the Newsweek Daily Beast Co joint venture that it co-owns with Barry Diller's IAC/InterActiveCorp, according to representatives of both companies.
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Who Can Improve on Nature?  Magazine Editors  —  The magazine editors knew they had their cover shot.  The model, just emerged from a small pond, produced a look for the camera that exuded intelligence and confidence.  The only problem was the water droplets clinging to the model's ears.
Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
Globe publisher announces work-force reductions  —  The Boston Globe and its affiliated media properties are downsizing again, according to an internal memo from Globe publisher Christopher Mayer that was obtained by Media Nation earlier today.  —  No details, but Mayer writes that the work force …
Discussion: Boston Globe
Mike Fleming /
Barry Diller And Scott Rudin In Talks To Launch E-Book Business  —  EXCLUSIVE: Barry Diller and Scott Rudin are in exploratory talks to launch an e-book business for both fiction and non-fiction.  I'm told they have had a lot of exploratory conversations and I expect an announcement …
Alexander C. Kaufman / The Wrap:
News Corp. Promotes Peter Rice, David Hill  —  Peter Rice, the chairman of entertainment for Fox Networks Group since 2010, has been named chairman and CEO of the division, News Corporation announced Monday.  —  Rice will oversee all programming and operations for Fox Broadcasting Company …
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Detroit Free Press, News offer buyouts to staffers  —  The Detroit Free Press and Detroit News are offering buyouts, Poynter has confirmed.  The offer was made to 31 News staffers and 40 Free Press staffers, including managers, Deadline Detroit reports.  Employees age 56 and up who have worked …
Discussion: Deadline Detroit and Gannett Blog
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
How HBO Made It Look Like Critics Liked ‘The Newsroom’  —  Critical reception of “The Newsroom,” Aaron Sorkin's new HBO series set in the TV news business, has been generally cool.  On, which averages out reviews from all over, its score is a distinctly mediocre 57.
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Why the WikiLeaks Grand Jury is So Dangerous: Members of Congress Now Want to Prosecute New York Times Journalists Too  —  For more than a year now, EFF has encouraged mainstream press publications like the New York Times to aggressively defend WikiLeaks' First Amendment right …
A helping hand  —  The Ford Foundation reaches out to broaden minority coverage  —  Anyone who cares about the future of newsrooms is on the lookout for omens.  And there have been plenty of bad ones lately.  Newspaper vital signs, for example, are pointing south—profit margins, stock prices, ad revenue, and valuations.
Discussion: @chanders
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Dow Jones to sell newswires through - CEO  —  (Reuters) - When Lex Fenwick started his job as CEO of Dow Jones & Co more than five months ago, he found it strange that one of Wall Street's most historic and well-known brands did not have a direct pipeline into Wall Street itself.
Erik Wemple:
National Journal boss on quote-approval: It's about control  —  The quote-approval story is showing some legs as it stretches into its second week in the journo-newsiverse.  On July 15, Jeremy W. Peters of the New York Times wrote about the Washington-centric institution in which sources …
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
National Journal Bars Quotations Tweaked by Sources
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Tim Carmody / The Verge:
The future of Yahoo Media in the Marissa Mayer era is in New York
Discussion: Media Decoder and BetaNews
Erik Wemple:
Report: Republicans to hammer PolitiFact units on alleged bias
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Ben Dowell / Guardian:
Phone hacking: mother of murder victim Clare Bernal sues NI
Discussion: Guardian
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Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program
Discussion: MediaPost, Zite - Blog and VentureBeat
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NPR ombud: Editors ‘are right’ to give plagiarizing intern another chance
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
CNN's Effusive Coverage of Kazakhstan Is Quietly Sponsored by Its Subject
Discussion: TVNewser

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The US and global partners dismantle the 911 S5 proxy botnet, “likely the world's largest botnet ever” affecting 19M+ IPs, and arrest its alleged administrator

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Google confirms the authenticity of the 2,500 pages of leaked Search documents filled with details about data the company collects

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