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12:20 AM ET, July 25, 2012


 Top News: 
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.
Bloomberg:   Netflix Returns To Profitability; Olympics To Hurt New Signups
Charlie Warzel / Adweek:
Fast Chat: Erik Martin on Reddit's Coverage of the Aurora Theater Massacre  —  In the immediate aftermath of the Aurora theater shooting social news and community site Reddit quickly became a prominent resource for coverage.  Well before most awoke on Friday morning, 18-year-old Redditor Morgan Jones …
Discussion: Media Decoder, Thanks:@cwarzel
Michael Barthel / Salon:
Hold the Reddit hype  —  The site broke important Aurora news, but “crowdsourced” journalism is as sensational and market-driven as the MSM  —  As you will know if you are a person on the Internet, a lot of the most important details about the shooting in a Colorado movie theater last Friday have come out through the Internet.
Discussion: Bits
Erik Wemple:
Aurora shootings: Was Brian Ross's mistake evidence of bias?  —  Last Friday, amid a newsburst regarding the Aurora, Colo., shootings, ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross committed the unforgivable mistake of speculating on air about the identity of an alleged mass murderer.
Discussion: blogs
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Colorado Shooting: Cable News a Destination For Viewers Looking For The Latest
Tracie Powell / Poynter:
Denver Post covering Colorado shooting without a copy desk
Discussion: The Buttry Diary, Poynter and Politico
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:
At ‘Daily News,’ staffers gather hoping to hear Colin Myler's vision for the paper
Discussion: Capital New York
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ hires Alexander Hitchen, ‘Enquirer’ reporter who broke the John Edwards-Rielle Hunter scandal wide open
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
NewsRight regroups as CEO David Westin steps down  —  David Westin is leaving NewsRight, a start-up digital news licensing agency for the newspaper industry, at the end of this month, as the slow-to-develop venture continues to struggle for liftoff.  —  Westin, former president of ABC News …
Glenn Peoples / Billboard.Biz:
Business Matters: How Spotify's First Year Compares to Pandora, Vevo, YouTube and Others  —  How Does Spotify's First Year Stack Up?  — Spotify's tenure in the U.S. has reached one year.  Is the performance good, bad or mediocre?  See how the service compares to other segments and players in digital music.
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
CIA leak case may not spare reporters  —  Journalists may still wind up embroiled in the criminal case against a former CIA officer accused of leaking the identities of other CIA personnel, notwithstanding the prosecution's indication that it won't put the reporters who allegedly received the leaks on the witness stand.
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 ...
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Kelly McBride / Poynter:
Obit writers played it straight after learning Sally Ride was gay
Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
Discussion: and GigaOM
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNBC Looks to Prime-Time Reality Shows
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Aurelius, others appeal judge's confirmation of Tribune bankruptcy plan
Discussion: Bloomberg and Reuters
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
Discussion: AllThingsD, Fast Company and Mashable!
 Earlier Picks: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
GOOD magazine seeks ‘brand apostles’ to build online community
Discussion: GOOD, FishbowlLA and @tcarmody
Claude Solnik / Long Island Business News:
Newsday fires longtime reporter Jim Bernstein
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Who Can Improve on Nature? Magazine Editors
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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