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11:45 AM ET, July 25, 2012

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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.
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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.
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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Erik Wemple:
Post reporter criticized for . . . checking his facts  —  The Texas Observer has the e-mails.  The tell-tale, slimy e-mails sent by Post reporter Daniel de Vise to officials at the University of Texas at Austin.  As the Observer story alleges, those e-mails document some “unusual, perhaps even unethical, techniques.”
Dylan Byers / Politico:   WaPo journo shared drafts with sources
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 …
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Bloomberg:   Netflix Returns To Profitability; Olympics To Hurt New Signups
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Netflix Hits Its Q2 Numbers, A Little Light on Subscribers
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.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Mashable!
Adweek:
Twitter, Hollywood Working on In-Stream Video Series  —  Forget the debate over whether Twitter wants to get in the media business.  Twitter wants to be a media player.  —  The San Francisco, Calif.-based company, along with multiple Hollywood producers and network execs …
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
Will Oremus / Slate:
Judge Rules That Wikileaks Cables Are Still Secret  —  It sounds like something from Catch-22.  A U.S. district court judge on Monday ruled that diplomatic cables published worldwide by WikiLeaks, the New York Times, the Guardian, et al., are actually still secret.  Why?  Because the government says they are secret.
Discussion: The FJP
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Associated Press:
Wikileaks says famous Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon to lead Assange legal team
Discussion: GigaOM and BuenosAiresHerald.com
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 …
Reuters:
IAC profit beats, writes down Newsweek  —  July 25 (Reuters) - Media veteran Barry Diller's IAC/InteractiveCorp reported a better-than-expected profit on Wednesday, driven by a jump in sales at its Web search and online dating businesses even as it took a hit from a writedown of its stake in Newsweek Daily Beast.
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 …
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News:
Jessica Redfield Journalism Scholarship Fund reaches $20,000 goal in less than 24 hours  —  A journalism scholarship fund set up by the family of Jessica Ghawi, one of the 12 people killed in the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting during a screening of “Dark Knight Rises,” has reached its goal of $20,000 …
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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Josh Gerstein / Politico:
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Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
CNBC Looks to Prime-Time Reality Shows
Discussion: Chickaboomer and Talking Biz News
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
At ‘Daily News,’ staffers gather hoping to hear Colin Myler's vision for the paper
Discussion: Capital New York and FishbowlNY
Jim Romenesko:
Bloomberg News: We don't allow sources to have ‘quote approval’
Michael Oneal / Chicago Tribune:
Aurelius, others appeal judge's confirmation of Tribune bankruptcy plan
Discussion: Reuters and Bloomberg
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: Poynter, Crikey and ap.org