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4:35 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, VentureBeat, CNET 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: TechCrunch and Forbes Real Time
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Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Yahoo! creates new editors-in-chief for news, finance
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.
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
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
David Gergen Reveals Extent Of Bain Capital Ties While ‘Reporting’ On Firm  —  NEW YORK — CNN senior political analyst David Gergen defended Mitt Romney this week against the Obama campaign's charges that the Republican nominee hasn't been honest about his tenure at Bain Capital …
Discussion: Chickaboomer, Mediaite and TVNewser
Tania Branigan / Guardian:
Chinese newspaper shakeups raise fears of growing pressure on media  —  Two newspapers undergo staff reshuffles before party congress unveils change of leadership this autumn  —  Abrupt reshuffles at two outspoken Chinese newspapers have raised fears of growing pressure on the media …
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Glenn Mulcaire forced to reveal who gave phone-hacking order  —  Glenn Mulcaire, the private investigator used by the News of the World has been forced to reveal who ordered him to hack the phone of an assistant to PR Max Clifford in compliance with a supreme court order.
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Phone hacking: ‘significant’ email from News International executive emerges
Discussion: Bloomberg
 
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Media outsourcing and Journatic: Hate the player, not the game
Discussion: DigiDave and Newspaper Death Watch
Wall Street Journal:
Vivendi to Offer Concessions for EMI Deals
Discussion: Guardian
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Guardian formalizes audience curation with #smarttakes
Discussion: Guardian and TheMediaBriefing
Erik Wemple:
Roll Call bags print product for conventions
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
How Kickstarter could disrupt public radio
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
The Voice wins victory after stadium snub
Discussion: Media Week
Steve Myers / Poynter:
Politico's Harris: ‘Quote doctoring does bother me’
 Earlier Picks: 
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Jim Warren to head NewsBeast OFA beat
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Media General reports income increase, net loss in second quarter
Jeanne Whalen / Wall Street Journal:
WikiLeaks Nearly Out of Cash
Discussion: New York Magazine
Amanda Terkel / The Huffington Post:
Sherrod Brown Hugging His Wife In Photo Prompts Conservative Blogger's Conspiracy Theory
Margaret Sullivan / The Buffalo News:
As editor (or public editor), does being a woman matter? Of course
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Dave Winer
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
New York Times Contract Talks: Union Fury As Paper Proposes Separate Plans For Print And Digital
Discussion: Poynter and JIMROMENESKO.COM
Newsosaur / Reflections of a Newsosaur:
Why ‘future of journalism’ confabs fail
Discussion: Erik Wemple