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8:05 AM ET, July 27, 2012


 Top News: 
Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
TCA: ABC News chief apologizes for Aurora mistake by Brian Ross  —  Ben Sherwood was critical of reporter Brian Ross.  —  ABC News President Ben Sherwood said reporter Brian Ross' speculation that James Holmes, the suspect in the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., could be linked to the tea party …
Discussion: Mediaite and Erik Wemple
Joanne Ostrow / Denver Post:
Theater shooting: Media outlets covering Aurora paying for information
Discussion: and Erik Wemple
Steve Myers / Poynter:
ABC affiliate contradicts ABC News reporting on James Holmes' behavior in jail
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Newsweek to launch live news broadcast  —  The Daily Beast, the website of Newsweek magazine, will begin broadcasting a live news broadcast next week.  —  Starting Monday, the morning news and political roundup known as NewsBeast will be broadcast live from the magazine's Manhattan newsroom.
Discussion: Forbes
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:   Newsweek/The Daily Beast Promotes Several Staffers
Jim Romenesko:
David Vitter to Steve Newhouse: I Urge You To Sell  —  “I urge you to sell” the Times-Picayune, U.S. Sen. David Vitter tells Steven Newhouse.  —  July 26, 2012  —  Steven Newhouse  —  Chairman  —  Advance Publications  —  950 Fingerboard Rd.  —  Staten Island, NY 10305  —  Dear Steven Newhouse:
Discussion: Politico
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Saints owner offers to buy Times-Picayune
Jonathan Kealing / PRI:
Public Radio International acquired by Boston public broadcaster WGBH  —  Public Radio International, the Minneapolis-based producer and distributor of public radio content, has been acquired by WGBH in Boston.  —  The transaction, which closed Wednesday, makes PRI an affiliated company of WGBH …
Associated Press:
New York Times Stock Jumps After Revenue Report  —  NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times Co. stock rose sharply on Thursday after the media company reported that second-quarter revenue increased slightly.  —  Most of the revenue gain at the company, which publishes The New York Times and Boston Globe …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
No News for the New York Times: Circulation Up, Ad Sales Down
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
The Times Company's search for a new C.E.O. hits the final stretch
Discussion: Poynter
Rachel McAthy /
Guardian gives readers option to ‘hide Olympics’ section on homepage  —  The Guardian is offering its readers the option of hiding the part of its homepage dedicated to the majority of its Olympics coverage, in a move similar to that which it took during the Royal Wedding last year.
Arik Hesseldahl / AllThingsD:
Google Gets Into the Cable TV Business, for Real  —  Google just announced as part of its Google Fiber broadband Internet service that it will be getting into the real TV business.  —  The disclosure came at a presentation in Kansas City, where it is unveiling a high-speed Internet offering.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Facebook's Q2 Lands On Target  —  First look at Facebook's earnings: Profit of 12 cents per share on revenue of $1.18 billion.  The consensus was 12 cents and $1.15 billion.  Now on to other crucial numbers, like user growth.  —  Would you like a canned quote from Mark Zuckerberg?
Ann Friedman / CJR:
Presenting #realtalk from your editor  —  CJR's “place for super practical conversation about working in media”—in gifs!  —  Welcome to the new incarnation of #Realtalk from your editor!  —  This weekly column was inspired by my now-defunct Tumblr blog, but it's going to be more than one-liners …
Discussion: FishbowlLA
Josh Sternberg / Digiday:
Is Pinterest Of Interest To Publishers?  —  Social platforms can be trendy.  Outside of the big boys — Facebook, Twitter, YouTube — there's a second tier that trades the title of the Next Big Thing.  Lately Pinterest has had its turn in the spotlight.  —  Yet for many news publishers …
Discussion: Daily Dot
Erik Maza / WWD:
Every Page Counts: Magazine Publishers Release September Ad Counts  —  The cover of Lucky's September issue.  —  Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo Photo By Courtesy Photo  —  EVERY PAGE COUNTS: In 2007, Vogue magazine celebrated a whopping 727 ad pages in its September issue with …
Ben Sisario / Media Decoder:
In Bid for EMI, Universal Music Group Considers Sale of Parlophone Records  —  To get European regulators to approve its $1.9 billion takeover of EMI, the Universal Music Group may do something once considered unthinkable: sell Parlophone Records, which releases the music of Coldplay and Radiohead …
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
Norah O'Donnell Replacing Erica Hill on ‘CBS This Morning’  —  Breaking: Six months into its run, “CBS This Morning” is making an anchor change.  CBS News Chief White House Correspondent Norah O'Donnell has been named co-host of “CBS This Morning” replacing Erica Hill who first came to CBS News in 2008 …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
NBC Sports Chairman Lazarus: London Olympics are a ‘grand experiment’  —  Mark Lazarus is no stranger to big sports events but the 2012 Olympics trumps them all.  Lazarus, the chairman of NBC Sports Group, joined NBC Universal as part of the Comcast merger, becoming chairman of the NBC Sports Group …
Discussion: Guardian, Speakeasy, Forbes, Storify and Beet.TV
Richard Sandomir / New York Times:
With Ebersol Gone, NBC Passes Broadcast Baton to ‘Today’ Producer
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