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11:35 AM ET, July 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Olympics coverage by NBC News questioned  —  To cover this summer's Olympic Games, NBC News will deploy a journalistic force of some 450 people, including 25 reporters and its lead anchorman, Brian Williams.  The network has been featuring Olympic updates on the Williams-anchored “Nightly News” …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and BBC
Twitter Blog:
Spotlight on Olympic stories  —  When it comes to events that capture the world's attention, the Olympic Games have long been the gold standard — and never more so than right now, when Twitter is on hand for every competition.  Even today, heading into the Opening Ceremony …
Discussion: WebProNews, The Verge and Guardian
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Streaming the Olympics: How YouTube and NBC do it  —  Jason Gaedtke, director of software engineering for YouTube's live streaming efforts, doesn't expect to get much sleep over the next two weeks.  YouTube is live streaming the London Olympics for NBC , and Gaedtke is about to go on a time …
Discussion: Moasis and NextGen Journal
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Financial Times: Our Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print, And Digital Is Half Of The FT's Revenue  —  A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily …
Robert Andrews / paidContent:
In new ad downturn, subscription salvation for some, gold rush for others  —  By now, the world was supposed to have emerged from the worst of the global economic storm that dampened advertising dollars through 2008 and 2010.  But lingering European concerns suggest the ad dip is back …
Wall Street Journal:
New Orleans News Organization to Be Created by NPR, University of New Orleans  —  NPR, Other Nonprofits Band Together to Provide an Alternative to Local Paper  —  National Public Radio, the University of New Orleans, and a group of business and community leaders will announce Friday …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
New York Times' circulation revenue lags growth in digital subscriptions  —  Wall Street rewarded The New York Times Co. with a 10 percent stock price increase Thursday after a second-quarter earnings report with several significant bits of good news:  — For a second consecutive quarter …
Associated Press:
New York Times Stock Jumps After Revenue Report
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The Times Company's search for a new C.E.O. hits the final stretch
Discussion: Poynter and The McClatchy Company
Martin Bryant / The Next Web:
YouTube founders' new magazine-focused Web curation app Zeen opens in beta  —  Back in April, AVOS, the company started by YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, quietly launched a teaser for a new project called Zeen.  Today it's gone live to people who applied for early beta access.
Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Denver TV stations pool interviews with theater shooting victims, families  —  Kevin Torres is a multimedia journalist for KUSA-TV, the NBC station in Denver.  Usually he shoots, writes and edits his own stories.  —  On Tuesday, the key interview in his story was shot by the ABC station in town.
Jim Romenesko:
David Vitter to Steve Newhouse: I Urge You To Sell  —  “I urge you to sell” the Times-Picayune, U.S. Sen. David Vitter tells Steven Newhouse.  —  July 26, 2012  —  Steven Newhouse  —  Chairman  —  Advance Publications  —  950 Fingerboard Rd.  —  Staten Island, NY 10305  —  Dear Steven Newhouse:
Discussion: Politico
Owen Bowcott / Guardian:
Twitter joke trial: Paul Chambers wins high court challenge to his conviction  —  Accountant says he feels ‘relieved and vindicated’ as court rules his joke tweet about blowing up an airport was not menacing  —  Paul Chambers, who was found guilty of sending a menacing tweet, has won his high court challenge against his conviction.
Rachel McAthy /
Guardian gives readers option to ‘hide Olympics’ section on homepage  —  The Guardian is offering its readers the option of hiding the part of its homepage dedicated to the majority of its Olympics coverage, in a move similar to that which it took during the Royal Wedding last year.
Erik Maza / WWD:
Every Page Counts: Magazine Publishers Release September Ad Counts  —  The cover of Lucky's September issue.  —  Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo  —  EVERY PAGE COUNTS: In 2007, Vogue magazine celebrated a whopping 727 ad pages in its September issue with …
Discussion: New York Magazine and FishbowlNY
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek to launch live news broadcast  —  The Daily Beast, the website of Newsweek magazine, will begin broadcasting a live news broadcast next week.  —  Starting Monday, the morning news and political roundup known as NewsBeast will be broadcast live from the magazine's Manhattan newsroom.
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
TCA: ABC News chief apologizes for Aurora mistake by Brian Ross  —  Ben Sherwood was critical of reporter Brian Ross.  —  ABC News President Ben Sherwood said reporter Brian Ross' speculation that James Holmes, the suspect in the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., could be linked to the tea party …
Steve Myers / Poynter:
ABC affiliate contradicts ABC News reporting on James Holmes' behavior in jail
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Google Gets Into the Cable TV Business, for Real  —  Google just announced as part of its Google Fiber broadband Internet service that it will be getting into the real TV business.  —  The disclosure came at a presentation in Kansas City, where it is unveiling a high-speed Internet offering.
Adi Robertson / The Verge:
HBO, AMC, ESPN missing from Google Fiber TV channel list (Update: no Time Warner or Disney channels listed)
Discussion: The Verge and GigaOM
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