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7:10 AM ET, July 19, 2012

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Blog.Viacom:
No Deal in Sight: Viacom Compromise Proposals Fail to Sway DIRECTV  —  UPDATE IN RESPONSE TO DIRECTV'S STATEMENT ON EPIX:  —  DIRECTV's most recent press release regarding EPIX is one more complete work of fiction from the company.  We've offered DIRECTV various compromise proposals …
Discussion: CNNMoney.com, CNET, VentureBeat and Engadget
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Sam Thielman / Adweek:
DirecTV vs. Viacom: Resolution Not Forthcoming  —  DirecTV and Viacom are digging in their heels: Both companies say they're not likely to come to an agreement in their carriage conflict any time soon.  Viacom issued a resigned-sounding statement on Wednesday afternoon, saying that the standoff could go on “indefinitely.”
Discussion: MediaPost
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Viacom says talks with DirecTV have broken down
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Bloomberg
Jack Shafer:
How Bloomberg can still run Washington  —  At the age of 70, Michael R. Bloomberg nears an actuarial end that not even his $22 billion net worth can reverse.  By giving him a measly 13 years of life expectancy, the law of averages has made the New York mayor acutely aware of time.
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Why the Washington Post will never have a paywall  —  The list of major newspapers that haven't at least experimented with a paywall or subscription option for online content is pretty short, and one of the most prominent abstainers is the Washington Post.  While the success …
Discussion: Fortune, Thanks:@biztrends
Jennifer Reingold / Fortune:
Don Graham: Why a paywall won't work for the Post
Discussion: CJR
Ken Doctor / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The newsonomics of Marissa Mayer's Yahoo legacy challenge  —  Call it a Hail Marissa pass.  —  Kudos to the Yahoo board for shaking up the conventional wisdom, going long, going young, and going Google.  Against a history of failure, it has chosen success — the gold-plated success of Google …
Discussion: Forbes Real Time and TechCrunch
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo! creates new editors-in-chief for news, finance
John Cook / Gawker:
‘It Was Like a War Zone’: A Former Nanny for Rupert Murdoch and Wendi Deng Speaks Out  —  A former household staffer and tutor for Rupert Mudoch and Wendi Deng's children is speaking out for the first time about the relentless nightmare that is working for the Murdochs: Screaming tantrums …
Discussion: Daily Mail and New York Magazine
Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Hannity Gets First Interview with George Zimmerman  —  Sean Hannity has secured the first interview with George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.  The hour-long exclusive will air on Hannity's Fox News Channel program tonight at 9pmET.
Alissa Quart / CJR:
Vimeo: AuteurTube  —  YouTube can make amateurs rich, but the video pros are congregating elsewhere  —  The Times mag the other week noticed that amateur star “YouTubers” could make six figures through the site's comedy channels.  —  But people filming verite vignettes …
Jon Mitchell / ReadWriteWeb:
These Designers Did for Fun What News Sites Can't Do to Save Their Business  —  A Web design studio built the first news site I've ever read from top to bottom two days in a row, and it did so as a side project.  Mule Design is not in the journalism business.  It builds sites to solve all manner of client communication problems.
Discussion: Subtraction.com, Thanks:@rwjon
Dave Copeland / ReadWriteWeb:
Twitter's Credibility Problem  —  Where you read something may impact credibility as much as what you read - especially if where you read something is on Twitter, according to a new study.  —  Published last month in Communication Quarterly, the research by Mike Schmierbach and Anne Oeldorf-Hirsch used …
Discussion: The Wall Blog and GigaOM
Charles E. Schumer / Wall Street Journal:
Memo to DOJ: Drop the Apple E-Books Suit  —  Restoring Amazon's monopoly in digital publishing is not in the public interest.  —  Recently the Department of Justice filed suit against Apple and major publishers, alleging that they colluded to raise prices in the digital books market.
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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
E-books Are Booming, and Still Sort of Small
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Zynga designers help Pulitzer Prize winners create social charity game  —  Zynga announced today that it's lending out its game developers to help create a social charity game on Facebook.  —  Production has already begun on a “social action” game based on Half the Sky …
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game  —  There's been a debate raging in the media sphere lately over the practices of a journalism-outsourcing startup called Journatic, which used to provide hyper-local news content to papers like the Chicago Tribune and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Discussion: DigiDave and Newspaper Death Watch
Jared Malsin / CJR:
In Egypt, new newspapers and old problems  —  Citizens need good journalism to explain confusing times, but many Egyptians don't trust their media  —  CAIRO, EGYPT — Egyptian newsstands today offer a lively range of options, including three government-owned papers, papers affiliated with political parties …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: ‘significant’ email from News International executive emerges  —  The existence of an email of “enormous significance” written by a News International executive that refers to the phone hacking of a “well-known individual” has emerged in the high court, in a hearing to discuss …
Discussion: Bloomberg
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:   Glenn Mulcaire forced to reveal who gave phone-hacking order
 
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Wall Street Journal:
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Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
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Discussion: Guardian and TheMediaBriefing
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How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
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The Voice wins victory after stadium snub
Discussion: Media Week
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