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9:10 AM ET, July 25, 2012

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Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
An Upbeat Q2 for AOL  —  Here's why Tim Armstrong felt confident enough to hang out at Michael's last week: AOL just posted a not-shabby Q2.  The company just posted earnings of $10.17 per share and revenue of $531 million.  Wall Street was looking for 10 cents and $519 million.
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Steve Myers / Poynter:
AOL says Patch continues to double its revenue from last year  —  In its second-quarter earnings report, AOL says Patch “grew traffic and engagement at double digit rates year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter” and that revenue more than doubled in the second quarter compared to a year earlier.
Discussion: TechCrunch and The Next Web
Lisa Richwine / Reuters:
HBO nixes idea of Netflix partnership  —  (Reuters) - Consumers who dream of watching HBO hits like “The Sopranos” or “Game of Thrones” by streaming to TVs using their Netflix accounts shouldn't hold their breath.  —  Netflix Inc CEO Reed Hastings raised the tantalizing possibility on Tuesday …
Discussion: Betabeat and The Verge
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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 …
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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.
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 …
Discussion: Poynter and mediabistro.com
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Dylan Byers / Politico:
WaPo journo shared drafts with sources  —  Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer is out with a pretty damning report today about a Washington Post reporter who shared drafts of a story with his sources and subjects and even allowed them to suggest edits, some of which ended up in the article.
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 NewsBusters.org blogs
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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
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 …
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 …
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.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
NBC Links Up With Storify For Real-Time Curated Olympics Coverage Across Today.com And Owned Station Sites  —  On the heels of a deal with Facebook to promote Olympic conversations on NBC's Facebook page, the broadcast network today is taking one more step to improve its social standing during the big sports event.
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.
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
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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
 
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Ryan Chittum / CJR:
When a news executive sits on a bank's board
Associated Press:
Vatican newspaper getting wider distribution in US
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
CIA leak case may not spare reporters
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
NewsRight regroups as CEO David Westin steps down
Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
Discussion: GigaOM and BuenosAiresHerald.com
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
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Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA:
The Alyona Show Will Come to a Close This Week
Discussion: FishbowlLA and FishbowlNY
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Associated Press updates Twitter and Facebook guidelines
Discussion: Crikey, Poynter and ap.org
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
GOOD magazine seeks ‘brand apostles’ to build online community
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Knight Foundation funds new projects for fact-checking and transparency
Discussion: Change The Ratio
Claude Solnik / Long Island Business News:
Newsday fires longtime reporter Jim Bernstein
Discussion: FishbowlNY