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6:35 PM ET, August 24, 2012


 Top News: 
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times explains graphic photo from Empire State Building shooting  —  The New York Times explains the graphic photo (shown below) on its home page that illustrates coverage of Friday's deadly shooting at the Empire State Building.  —  “It is an extremely graphic image and we understand …
Jeff Sonderman / Poynter:
How the media handled graphic images of Empire State Building shooting  —  When today's deadly shooting occurred in the heart of Manhattan, thousands of witnesses were nearby and many used cameras to quickly document the scene.  Some of the images posted to Twitter, Instagram and Flickr included graphic photos of the shooting victims.
Andrew Gill / WBEZ:
Empire State Building shooting leads to social media payday for one Instagrammer  —  As the world tries to figure out the motives of the Empire State Building shooter, one random Instagram photo provides a window into the dirty underbelly of photo licensing for wire services.
Jon Bershad / Mediaite:
Yesterday, The Onion Wrote About The Lack Of Deadly Shootings.  Today They Wrote An Update: ‘Never Mind’  —  The sad thing is that it seems just like the kind of dark joke that The Onion would normally write.  There's the perfect set up and punch line.  The only problem is that the punch line …
Prince Harry pictures: Sun was right to publish, says Elisabeth Murdoch  —  Daughter of Rupert Murdoch says it would be sad if newspapers could not publish something so freely available on the internet  —  Rupert Murdoch's daughter has defended the Sun's right to publish pictures of Prince Harry naked …
Bobbie Johnson / paidContent:
Prince Harry's brush with radical transparency: you can't stop the web  —  On the internet, just like everywhere else, time only moves in one direction: forward.  But that doesn't stop people trying to turn the clock back.  —  Take Britain's royal family, who contacted the editors …
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Voters still tuned in to traditional news media, poll finds  —  The bulk of voters who follow current events daily turn to traditional sources, especially local TV news, the USC Annenberg/Los Angeles Times Poll on Politics and the Press finds.  Trust in various sources tends to depend on age and politics.
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
In internet time, two months = nearly eight years  —  Nearly eight years ago, I took a two-month gig at paidContent to help Rafat out while I learned some valuable new skills.  Many of you were incredibly patient and encouraging as I grappled with hand coding newsletters and maintaining …
Discussion: The Wrap
Alexandra Kimball / Random House of Canada:
How to Succeed in Journalism when You Can't Afford an Internship  —  Who gets to be a journalist?  I do, now, and the fact stuns me.  For five years, I worked at a series of marketing companies and non-profits: jobs I wasn't crazy about, but took because they allowed me to withstand …
Discussion: Poynter, @anandwrites and @jeffjarvis
Jeff John Roberts / paidContent:
Wall Street Journal offers free Wi-Fi in NYC and San Francisco  —  Newspapers have been trying all sorts of gimmicks, from paywall promos to “open houses,” to get readers to discover their websites.  The latest by the Wall Street Journal is clever: thousands of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout New York City and San Francisco.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Magazine Publisher Bonnier Creates Accelerator Program for Media Startups  —  Four Startups to Receive Seed Funding, Services and Consultation in 14-Week Program  —  Bonnier Corp., the publisher of magazines including Field & Stream and Popular Science, is beginning an effort …
Amy Chozick / Media Decoder:
Debates Denied, Univision Turns to Candidate Forums  —  Univision's request for an official presidential debate may have been rejected, but the Spanish language network has succeeded in securing both candidates' attendance at “Meet the Candidate” forums, the network said late Thursday afternoon.
David Frum / CNN:
The challenge for cable news  —  David Frum says for breaking news, cable competes with social media.  It needs to find new ways to capture viewers for news. … (CNN) — Like many people in the media and political world, I first heard from Twitter the news that Mitt Romney had chosen Paul Ryan as his running mate.
Discussion: The Daily Beast and TVNewser
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
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