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6:30 PM ET, December 15, 2012

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
How The Newtown Bee is covering Sandy Hook Elementary shooting  —  Newtown Bee Associate Editor Shannon Hicks was at the newspaper's offices about a mile and a quarter from Sandy Hook Elementary when she heard about a possible shooting at the school, said John Voket, also an associate editor at the paper.
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BuzzFeed:
A Local Crisis Meets The Global Social Web  —  A crisis unfolds in a small town.  A shooting rampage at an elementary school — children and teachers have been killed — ends with the alleged shooter dead on the scene.  A law enforcement official names the alleged shooter in the Sandy Hook shooting …
Discussion: @buzzfeedben
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
How can we explain shootings if we don't report on mental illness?  —  After a tragedy like Friday's shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, it's easy to find out an individual state's gun laws.  It's far harder to assess a state's approach to mental health issues.
Discussion: @sesmithwrites
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
News orgs circulate Facebook profile, photos of unconfirmed shooter  —  Reporters and producers around the country, frantically searching for information online about the alleged school shooter, Ryan Lanza, found what seemed like a match.  Lanza, 24, is believed responsible for the deaths …
Rebecca Greenfield / The Atlantic Wire:
Why Are CNN and NBC Interviewing the Students of Sandy Hook Elementary?
Erik Maza / WWD:
Fox News' Reporting Blunder
Discussion: Gawker
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
ESPN to Use Twitter to Send Instant Replays of College Football  —  For the holidays this year, college football fans are getting the gift of portable instant replay.  —  Starting Saturday, in time for bowl season, Twitter in partnership with ESPN and Ford will provide embedded replays from football games in posts sent via Twitter.
Discussion: CNET, TechCrunch and Adweek
Patrick B. Pexton / Washington Post:
Will washingtonpost.com cost you money?  —  The Post is closer to charging you for online news than it was only nine months ago, when I last wrote about this subject.  But the decision is not final.  —  Citing unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal reported Dec. 6 that The Post …
Discussion: @rajunarisetti
Sarah Marshall / Journalism.co.uk:
Google-backed Data Journalism Awards open for entries  —  The Global Editors Network awards will see eight data journalism projects receive a total of €15,000  —  Journalism.co.uk is a media partner of the awards  —  The Global Editors Network has today announced the launch of next year's Data Journalism Awards.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
MobileMobileMobile: Yahoo Eyes Hipster Teen-Founded Summly News App  —  When she's not board-swapping, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has been scouring the landscape for trendy mobile “acqhires” to give the sleepy Silicon Valley Internet giant some sizzle.  —  And you can't get more hot than Summly …
Discussion: CNET, paidContent, Business Insider and CNET
Jennifer Martinez / Hillicon Valley:
Google: Copyright removal requests spike to 2.5 million per week  —  Google announced Tuesday that the number of requests it receives each week to remove links to allegedly infringing websites in its search results has grown ten-fold over the past six months.
Discussion: The Verge
Stuart Hughes / BBC:
Unprepared, inexperienced and in a war zone  —  is a BBC World Affairs producer.  Twitter: @stuartdhughes  —  Sarah Topol talking to fighters in Libya  —  For young journalists looking to become the next John Simpson or Jeremy Bowen, the first rung on the career ladder used to mean hard graft …
Reuters:
Reuters Cameramen Assaulted By Israeli Soldiers  —  HEBRON, West Bank, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers punched two Reuters cameramen and forced them to strip in the street, before letting off a tear gas canister in front of them, leaving one of them needing hospital treatment.
Discussion: BBC and The Wrap
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Amazon's 2012 bestseller list shows publishers and indie authors need each other  —  Amazon released its list of the bestselling books of 2012 on Friday morning.  The list is a great summary of one of the key themes in book publishing in 2012: Self-published authors and traditional publishers need each other.
Discussion: Amazon.com, GeekWire and Softpedia News
 
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Richard Porter / BBC:
Expanded distribution in the US for BBC World News
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Washington Post Moves Social Reader Off Facebook
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