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6:15 AM ET, August 2, 2015


 Top News: 
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A look at the Washington Post's Knowledge Map, which provides context within articles, and how it could work in the future  —  How The Washington Post built — and will be building on — its “Knowledge Map” feature  —  Say you're reading a long story — one that picks up on a lot …
Lucy Dalglish / Philip Merrill College of Journalism:
American Journalism Review to cease publication; archives and site to remain available  —  AMERICAN JOURNALISM REVIEW TO CEASE ONLINE PUBLICATION  —  COLLEGE PARK, Md. - American Journalism Review will no longer be published by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Brian Rohan / Associated Press:
Egypt court postpones Al Jazeera journalists' retrial verdict once again, now set for August 29  —  Egypt court postpones Al-Jazeera English verdict to Aug. 29  —  CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday again postponed announcing a verdict in the retrial of three Al-Jazeera English journalists …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
LinkedIn asks its top 500 “Influencers” for blanket permission to syndicate posts, with no money changing hands  —  LinkedIn Starts Building a Syndicated Content Network  —  LinkedIn has gotten a lot of mileage out of the free content that famous people like Richard Branson write for the social network.
Discussion: @startupljackson
Ben Mook / Current:
American Public Media Group lays off 10 in Minnesota, ends Wits radio show, finalizes sale of South Florida stations  —  American Public Media Group lays off 10 in newsroom, cancels ‘Wits’  —  Comedian Patton Oswalt evokes the Karate Kid in a 2013 appearance on Wits.  The show announced its cancellation this week.
Discussion: Star Tribune and MinnPost
Bill Carter / Hollywood Reporter:
How Jon Stewart Changed Media (and Made Megyn Kelly Cry)  —  On Nov. 4, 2008, the night Barack Obama was elected president, I was sitting with the audience of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart in its studio on the west side of Manhattan.  No one would have been gobsmacked by the rooting interests …
Nicole Frankenhauser / WAN-IFRA:
How the BBC is using WhatsApp to boost engagement  —  “We very much started from a completely blank page because there weren't any other news organisations doing this stuff at the time.  We didn't have anything to compare ourselves against or to see what was working elsewhere or not working …
Jennifer Palmieri / Hillary for America:
Clinton campaign writes New York Times Executive Editor Dean Banquet, slamming the rush to publish and the delay in correcting its story on emails  —  Letter to the New York Times' Dean Baquet  —  Dear Mr. Baquet:  —  I am writing to officially register our campaign's grave concern …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Samsung Invests $2 Million in User-Video Aggregator Jukin Media  —  Jukin Media, which has built a business based on user-generated video with more than 1 billion monthly views on YouTube and other platforms, has raised $2 million in funding from consumer-electronics giant Samsung.
Discussion: VideoInk
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Cost of News of the World phone-hacking prosecutions nears £2m
Kate Connolly / Guardian:
Germany halts treason inquiry into journalists after protests
Discussion: The Intercept and Ars Technica
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Natasha Tynes / IJNET:
Huffington Post launches Arabic version, promises to protect contributors
Discussion: Al Bawaba and The Huffington Post
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Fuisz Media raise $10M Series A, led by Evolution Media Partners, for video ads that you can touch to get more information
Discussion: Adweek, Variety and bizjournals