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10:55 PM ET, July 23, 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 …
David Carr / Media Decoder:
In Aurora, a Sadly Familiar Template Kicks In for the News Media  —  When a lone assassin sets off on a rampage, there is very little sense to be made of what takes place.  But, still, the news media, responding to sincere and frightened public appetites, attempts to bring order out of the chaos.
Erik Wemple:   CNN host doesn't want bio of Aurora suspect
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC News rebuts Arlene Holmes's claim
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Mediaite and ABCNEWS
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.
Michael Holden / Reuters:
Murdoch allies await hacking charges update  —  (Reuters) - Rupert Murdoch's former British newspaper boss and Prime Minister David Cameron's ex-media chief could find out on Tuesday whether they will be prosecuted in a phone-hacking inquiry that has shaken the British establishment.
Discussion: Guardian
Ben Dowell / Guardian:   Phone hacking: mother of murder victim Clare Bernal sues NI
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
NI staff ‘appeared to have data from stolen phones’
Discussion: Press Gazette and Guardian
Sandra Laville / Guardian:   Police are using phone-hacking scandal to claw back control of information
Nick Cohen / The Observer:   Persecuting the press diminishes us all
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
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement  —  The Justice Department released a document today that characterized criticism by Apple and publishers of a controversial price-fixing settlement as “self-serving” and ill-founded.  The Department also pointed to recent ventures …
Greg Sandoval / CNET:
Amazon's the villain, not Apple, e-book sellers say
Discussion: Computerworld and Bookseller news
Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
National Journal Bars Quotations Tweaked by Sources  —  National Journal said it would ban the use of quotations that had been massaged or manipulated by its sources, joining a growing chorus of news organizations that are objecting to a practice that has become increasingly common in political journalism.
Erik Wemple:   National Journal boss on quote-approval: It's about control
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 …
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Twitter as media: Its ambitions grow with NBC Olympic deal  —  Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about how Twitter was dipping its toes into the media business by hiring editors and producers to curate content, followed by the launch of a NASCAR media hub that made it obvious where the company's intentions lay.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program  —  Personalized reading app Zite is adding more publishers to its three-month-old ZitePublisher program.  The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst's Harper's Bazaar, the International Business Times, Entrepreneur magazine …
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
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
CNN's Effusive Coverage of Kazakhstan Is Quietly Sponsored by Its Subject  —  The Republic of Kazakhstan is not the sort of country that you hear about much in American media.  Newspapers and TV networks have limited space, after all, and with so much happening in places like China and the Middle East …
Discussion: TVNewser
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
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