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10:50 AM ET, July 20, 2012

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Julie Moos / Poynter:
How news spread of the “Dark Knight Rises” shooting  —  An overnight shooting has left 14 people in Colorado dead, and dozens more injured.  Here's how the news spread, including eyewitness reports from people at the theatre to see Batman sequel “The Dark Knight Rises” to the media who arrived to cover the shooting's aftermath:
Dylan Byers / Politico:
ABC draws possible Tea Party connection with alleged Aurora shooter  —  ABC News has suggested that James Holmes — the suspect in today's shooting in Aurora, Colorado — may have a connection to the Tea Party.  —  ABC's Brian Ross reported this morning that there is “a Jim Holmes of Aurora …
Discussion: Mediaite, Poynter and BREITBART.COM
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
“Yes, Keep Moving”: Marissa Mayer's First Memo to Yahoos (Natch! )  —  While I might abandon my internal memo-quest at Yahoo at some point soon, I wanted to make sure to post the very first one from newly installed — and extraordinarily well-paid — CEO Marissa Mayer.
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Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Mayer to Get Close to $60 Million (And Maybe More) in Overall Compensation for Yahoo's Top Job  —  Yahoo revealed in a regulatory filing that it could be paying its new CEO Marissa Mayer a total of close to $60 million to turn the company around.  —  The mega-sum includes salary, equity grants …
Bloomberg:
Viacom Is Said To Get Over $600 Million A Year From DirecTV  —  Viacom Inc. (VIAB) will get more than $600 million a year from DirecTV (DTV) in programming fees under their new seven-year agreement, up at least 20 percent from the previous terms, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said.
Discussion: Media Decoder
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Tim Burrowes / mUmBRELLA:
Why paywall journalism is changing how journalists write  —  The introduction of online paywalls is changing the way journalists write and this means an audience adjustment says Tim Burrowes.  —  I was taught that the perfect length for an intro was 24 words - anything between 18 and 32 was acceptable, but 24 the ideal.
Billboard:
Updated: Universal Music Offers to Sell More Assets to Salvage EMI Deal  —  Universal Music has upped the ante in its efforts to gain approval for its proposed purchase of EMI's recorded-music division, offering to sell off even more parts of EMI, according to a report in Financial Times.
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Economist:   The music business: Universal's gamble
Eric Slivka / MacRumors:
Apple Expands iTunes Movies in the Cloud to Over 35 New Countries [Updated]  —  In addition to today's iTunes Match expansion to Hungary and Poland, Apple has also undertaken a significant expansion of its iTunes in the Cloud feature, adding movies to the list of eligible items in the UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Mona Zhang / 10,000 Words:
Digital First Announces Curation Team  —  Digital First Media announced today that it is creating a national curation team as part of its centralized news operation.  That operation, called Thunderdome, will be produced by Digital First's MediaNews Group and Journal Register Company.
Michaelle Bond / American Journalism Review:
The Embattled Editor  —  Jim Amoss, who has spent his life in the city and his career at the paper, has been a target of much criticism over the changes planned for New Orleans' Times-Picayune.  He says he understands the concern, but he says the digitally focused, three-day-a-week print future …
Discussion: CJR
John Harwood / New York Times:
More News Reports Show Up in Campaign Ads, to Journalists' Chagrin  —  WASHINGTON — While hiking the Appalachian Trail the other day, I became part of a Republican campaign attack on President Obama.  —  Save the Mark Sanford jokes; I was (really) chaperoning a church youth group.
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy:
AP Launches Video Portal for Local Stations  —  The Associated Press announced today the launch of a new web-based video library catered to local TV broadcasters.  —  AP Video-US will feature stories from the U.S. and around the world with all of the elements (b-roll, nat sound, soundbites …
 
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