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7:00 AM ET, July 25, 2012


 Top News: 
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 …
Michael Barthel / Salon:   Hold the Reddit hype
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.
Netflix Returns To Profitability; Olympics To Hurt New Signups  —  Netflix Posts 2Q Profit, Tops Estimates  —  Netflix Inc. (NFLX), the world's largest video-subscription service, returned to profitability in the second quarter.  The shares fell 11 percent in extended trading after the company …
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: Fox News and 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: Politico and Poynter
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 …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At ‘Daily News,’ staffers gather hoping to hear Colin Myler's vision for the paper  —  Colin Myler's first half-year at the helm of the Daily News has seemed, from the outside, relatively subdued.  —  With his name still entangled in the U.K. phone-hacking scandal for which there appears …
Discussion: Capital New York
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘Daily News’ fires political editor Ian Bishop on eve of 2012 conventions
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
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.
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
Obit writers played it straight after learning Sally Ride was gay  —  You can add Sally Ride to the ranks of public figures who have come out lately in a quiet, understated way.  Anderson Cooper did it in an email.  Actor Matt Bomer did it by thanking his partner while accepting an award.
Chris Mohney / Storyboard:
The Art of the Profile with David Remnick of ‘The New Yorker’  —  David Remnick writes for fun.  That might seem an odd sentiment coming from the editor in chief of The New Yorker, a magazine known for an eminent tradition of literary and journalistic gravitas.  But his kind of “fun” shouldn't be misread as trivial.
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Salon Soldiers On  —  Pioneering an industry is a tough game, especially when you watch many others enter, catch-up and surpass you.  After introducing the concept of online-only, high-quality journalism 17 years ago, Salon is standing.  Once an insurgent, Salon is now a legacy Web media brand struggling …
Ryan Chittum / CJR:
When a news executive sits on a bank's board  —  The FT Group's Fairhead is a director of troubled HSBC  —  It's unusual—rare, even—for the CEO of a major financial news and information concern to serve on the board of directors of a giant global bank.  —  There's a reason for that.
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 …
Associated Press:
Vatican newspaper getting wider distribution in US  —  VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano says it is starting a new distribution deal in the United States, in the hope of broadening its English-language readership base and getting editions to subscribers faster.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Phone hacking: who's been charged?  —  Profiles of the seven former News of the World staff who face charges, plus private investigator Glenn Mulcaire  —  Rebekah Brooks  —  As the former chief executive of News International, Brooks was one of the most powerful people in the UK …
Discussion: PBS and @davidleigh3
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Two Ex-Editors for Murdoch to Be Charged for Phone Hacking
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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
CIA leak case may not spare reporters
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
Discussion: GigaOM and
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: Reuters and Bloomberg
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
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Discussion: FishbowlLA and FishbowlNY
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Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
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Claude Solnik / Long Island Business News:
Newsday fires longtime reporter Jim Bernstein
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Baton Rouge Advocate moving into New Orleans