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3:00 PM ET, August 20, 2013

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Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face  —  As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge - and the Guardian offices - have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing  —  In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught myself letting fly …
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Jonathan Watts / Guardian:
David Miranda: 'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'  —  David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, has accused Britain of a “total abuse of power” for interrogating him for almost nine hours at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act.
Julian Borger / Guardian:
NSA files: why the Guardian in London destroyed hard drives of leaked files  —  A threat of legal action by the government that could have stopped reporting on the files leaked by Edward Snowden led to a symbolic act at the Guardian's offices in London  —  Guardian editors on Tuesday revealed …
Sarah Young / Reuters:   British authorities say detention of reporter's partner ‘legally sound’
Tim Ross / Telegraph:
David Cameron accused of sanctioning detention of Glenn Greenwald's partner David Miranda
Discussion: @willblackwriter and @davecameroon
Milo Yiannopoulos / The Kernel:
David Miranda's detention was entirely legitimate
Michael Kinsley / The New Republic:
A Q&A With Jill Abramson The Times' top editor on mean bosses, liberal biases, and the demise of the Washington Post  —  For generations, the publishers of the great American newspapers were accidents of birth—sons and daughters (and assorted other relatives) who inherited their positions atop the masthead.
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Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
How to Build a Smarter Times, According to the Times' Own Journalists  —  In 1976, legendary Timesman A.M. Rosenthal, faced with the rising cost of newsprint, tasked his equally legendary deputy, Arthur Gelb, with formulating new sections to attract extra ads and readers to the newspaper and …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Exclusive : Conde Nast launches new subscriber service with Amazon  —  (Reuters) - Magazine publisher Conde Nast announced a major partnership with Amazon on Tuesday in which the Internet retailer will handle print and digital subscriptions for its stable of glossy publications like Vogue, Wired and Vanity Fair.
Groklaw:
Forced Exposure  —  The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.  —  There is no way to do Groklaw without email.  Therein lies the conundrum.  —  What to do?  —  What to do?  I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure it out.
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Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
More NSA Spying Fallout: Groklaw Shutting Down
Discussion: TechCrunch, @josemurilo and Engadget
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Bad earnings for Barnes & Noble: Nook revenues plunge 20%; Riggio won't take stores private  —  In the past quarter, Barnes & Noble's CEO resigned, and the company announced it would stop manufacturing tablets in-house as a way to cut heavy losses in the Nook division.
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Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
LA Times to hire bloggers, names Seattle bureau chief  —  The Los Angeles Times has zigged and zagged with blogs in the past — at one time I think there were more than 40, then most were killed or consolidated.  Now it sounds like the plan is to go big into staffing up “exciting new blogs” …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Netflix Named Exclusive U.S. Subscription TV Service for The Weinstein Company Films  —  The first-run partnership will begin in 2016  —  Netflix and The Weinstein Company announced Tuesday a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service …
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Justin Smith's Blueprint for Modern Media  —  The path of modern media is anything but direct.  —  Justin Smith, the new CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, is emerging as one of the trailblazers.  His track record at The Economist, The Week and, most recently, The Atlantic suggests a willingness …
Ken Auletta / Currency:
CBS, Time Warner Cable, and the Disruption of TV  —  Until the nineteen-eighties, American television was dominated by CBS, NBC, and ABC, broadcast networks so powerful that they were known simply as the Big Three.  Then a new technology came along, one that gave viewers many more options to choose from …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and @ceciliakang
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Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Al Jazeera America Dropped By AT&T U-Verse  —  “Contract disputes” blamed for last-minute drop  —  Less than an hour before its 3 p.m. ET Tuesday launch, Al Jazeera America has been dropped by AT&T U-verse, the company confirmed.  —  “We dropped the Current TV channel …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Condé Nast Stops Paying Interns  —  Magazine conglomerate Condé Nast, which was slapped with a lawsuit in June for paying interns less than a dollar per hour, has decided to stop paying interns altogether.  Zero.  Several recent Conde interns told the Who Pays Interns Tumblr …
 
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