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7:05 PM ET, July 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Two Ex-Editors for Murdoch to Be Charged for Phone Hacking  —  LONDON - British prosecutors said Tuesday they will charge the Prime Minister's former director of communications Andy Coulson, the former head of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper business Rebekah Brooks and six others with …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Phone hacking: who's been charged?
Discussion: PBS and @davidleigh3
Ian Burrell / The Independent:   Day of reckoning over phone hacking will see most of News International's former hierarchy in the dock
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ fires political editor Ian Bishop on eve of 2012 conventions  —  It can't be a good thing to lose the guy who runs your politics coverage a month ahead of the Republican and Democratic national conventions.  —  But that is precisely the situation the Daily News now finds itself in.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ hires Alexander Hitchen, ‘Enquirer’ reporter who broke the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter scandal wide open
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:   At ‘Daily News,’ staffers gather hoping to hear Colin Myler's vision for the paper
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Colorado Shooting: Cable News a Destination For Viewers Looking For The Latest  —  Cable news channels were a significant destination for viewers interested in getting the latest on the shootings in Colorado on Friday, according to Nielsen ratings from that day.
Michael Barthel / Salon:
Hold the Reddit hype
Discussion: Adweek and Bits
Tracie Powell / Poynter:
Denver Post covering Colorado shooting without a copy desk
Discussion: The Buttry Diary, Poynter and Politico
Chris Dixon:
BuzzFeed's strategy  —  BuzzFeed's CEO, Jonah Peretti, recently sent out an email to employees and investors summarizing the company's strategy and progress.  I really liked his email so I asked Jonah if I could blog it and he gave me permission.  This isn't just the usual cheerleading email …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Hits Its Q2 Numbers, A Little Light on Subscribers  —  A first look at the Netflix Q2 numbers: Earnings of 11 cents a share on revenue of $889 million.  The street was expecting five cents per share and $889 million.  At least as important, though, are the video service's subscriber numbers.
Rachel McAthy /
Associated Press updates Twitter and Facebook guidelines  —  The news agency has updated its social media guidelines to say as long as journalists have informed the newsdesk of big breaking news they are allowed to tweet about it  —  The Associated Press has updated its social media guidelines …
Discussion: Poynter and
Forrest Wilder / The Texas Observer:
Washington Post Reporter Allows College Officials to Alter Story on Controversial Test  —  Reporter breaks journalistic convention by sharing entire drafts with ‘customers’ in University of Texas press office.  —  In February, Daniel de Vise, a reporter for the Washington Post …
Claude Solnik / Long Island Business News:
Newsday fires longtime reporter Jim Bernstein  —  Jim Bernstein, a veteran Newsday reporter whose work has been a mainstay of the publication's business section for decades, has been let go after 40 years at the newspaper.  Bernstein, whose byline vanished from Newsday last week, was fired Friday …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Baton Rouge Advocate moving into New Orleans  —  The Baton Rouge Advocate is expanding into New Orleans as its hometown paper The Times-Picayune has announced plans to cut staff and print frequency.  “From the moment that they announced that they were going to a three-day-a-week newspaper …
Discussion: Baton Rouge news …
Kevin Allman / Gambit:
As the New Orleans media landscape turns ...
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Who Can Improve on Nature?  Magazine Editors  —  The magazine editors knew they had their cover shot.  The model, just emerged from a small pond, produced a look for the camera that exuded intelligence and confidence.  The only problem was the water droplets clinging to the model's ears.
Jim Romenesko:
Bloomberg News: We don't allow sources to have ‘quote approval’  —  A memo to Bloomberg staffers reminds them “it is totally appropriate to negotiate with a news source to get something initially said on background moved on-the-record, so it can be used in a story” but “what isn't fine …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
GOOD magazine seeks ‘brand apostles’ to build online community  —  GOOD  —  GOOD magazine, which laid off most of its editorial staff this past June, is seeking “content curators and change-makers,” according to an announcement on its website.  —  Successful candidates will serve as “brand apostles,” the announcement says.
Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team  —  LONDON — Wikileaks says it has hired Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead the legal team representing the group and its founder, Julian Assange.  —  Garzon won global fame for aggressively taking on international human rights cases.
Discussion: GigaOM and
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNBC Looks to Prime-Time Reality Shows  —  Production is getting under way on the first of a series of reality shows planned for CNBC, the business news network that is trying to go in a new direction in prime time.  —  “Fakes and Forgeries” and “Franchised” are among the seven shows in development by the network.
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Aurelius, others appeal judge's confirmation of Tribune bankruptcy plan … Junior bondholders in the Tribune Co.'s bankruptcy appealed Monday's confirmation decision in the case and asked the judge to stay consummation of a restructuring plan that would hand ownership of the Chicago-based media company to its senior creditors.
Discussion: Reuters and Bloomberg
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Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
The Alyona Show Will Come to a Close This Week
Discussion: FishbowlLA and FishbowlNY
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
Redbox And Verizon Announce Their Netflix Competitor, But Leave Out Details About Pricing, Content
Mike Fleming /
Barry Diller And Scott Rudin In Talks To Launch E-Book Business
Discussion: Page-Turner
Trevor Timm / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Why the WikiLeaks Grand Jury is So Dangerous: Members of Congress Now Want to Prosecute New York Times Journalists Too
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