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8:35 PM ET, August 30, 2013

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David Barrett / Telegraph:
David Miranda was carrying password for secret files on piece of paper  —  A journalist's partner who was detained carrying thousands of British intelligence documents through Heathrow airport was also holding the password to an encrypted file written on a piece of paper, the government has disclosed.
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Robert Booth / Guardian:
UK took three weeks to act over data at New York Times, says Guardian  —  Alan Rusbridger hits back at Downing Street's claims in high court that it ‘urgently’ needed access to leaked GCHQ files  —  The British government took over three weeks to act on authoritative information …
Mark Hosenball / Reuters:
UK asked N.Y. Times to destroy Snowden material
George Brock / Guardian:
Does David Miranda count as a journalist? That's not the point
Discussion: @megclement
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
In News Coverage and Editorials on Syria, How Much Skepticism in The Times?  —  Many Times readers are looking at recent news coverage of Syria, and editorials on the same subject, through the lens of another international conflict: the United States invasion of Iraq.
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Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Network Correspondents Converge On Syria And Surrounding Countries  —  All eyes are turning to Syria, as escalated rhetoric suggests that a U.S. attack could be imminent.  Unlike Iraq, which saw correspondents reporting while embedded with U.S. troops or from the balcony of their hotels …
Discussion: @yancyfaith, FishbowlDC and FishbowlNY
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Syria Crisis: How the Networks Are Covering
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Cumulus Radio Deal Could Crowd Clear Channel  —  Radio broadcaster Cumulus Media Inc. is close to acquiring one of the country's largest syndicators of radio programming, Dial Global Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that is likely to shake up the industry's competitive landscape.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Looking To Radio's Future, Cumulus Media Buys Syndicator Dial Global  —  Some older readers may recall that the thing we call “radio” got its name because, once upon a time, it was delivered via radio waves.  —  That this is less and less true with each passing month goes a long …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
People Mag Prepares New Subscription Model  —  Time Inc. cash cow People is preparing to unveil a new pricing model designed to transform the way people think about subscriptions, according to people familiar with the publisher's plans.  Other titles in the company are expected to follow suit.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Erik Maza / WWD:   Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang to Exit in September
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Digital now makes up 11.3% of Hachette's revenues worldwide, and 20% of Random House's  —  Digital now accounts for 11.3 percent of Hachette's sales worldwide, and about 20 percent of Random House's  —  Lagardére, parent company of book publisher Hachette, and Bertelsmann …
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Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Germany's Bertelsmann Reports Record First-Half Operating Profit
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and Reuters
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Censure for reporter over Gaza tweet sparks BBC rethink over social media  —  Governing body calls for rethink over use of Twitter but journalists worry about losing credibility  —  The censure of a senior BBC correspondent over his use of Twitter in covering the Middle East …
Mike Isaac / AllThingsD:
Twitter General Counsel Alexander Macgillivray to Leave Company  —  Twitter's free speech defender is leaving the nest.  —  Alexander Macgillivray, Twitter's general counsel and chief navigator of its thorny digital First Amendment issues, is departing the company.
David S. Cohen / Variety:
Closing Piracy Powerhouse Actually Hurt Movie Revenues  —  Only blockbusters benefitted from shutdown of Megaupload; grosses of mid-range pics declined  —  Closing the notorious piracy site Megaupload didn't help theatrical film grosses , according to a new study.
Discussion: @onthemedia and Digits
Adrienne LaFrance / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Columbia is launching a new post-bac program to breed journalism unicorns  —  The journalism unicorn exists.  I've seen one — even worked with one.  Maybe you know the kind: a journalist who's as nimble and dynamic as a reporter as she is with coding.  —  Yes, journalism unicorns are out there …
Jim Romenesko:
[UPDATED] Society of Professional Journalists considers changing its name to Society for Professional Journalism  —  SPJ is considering changing its name from Society of Professional Journalists to Society for Professional Journalism.  [My error: My original post had OF, not FOR.]
Dallas Morning News:
Time Warner customers to get Longhorn Network in time for Texas' kickoff  —  Texas head football coach Mack Brown answers question from the media on the new Longhorn Network studio desk.  ESPN in conjunction with the University of Texas show off their new Longhorn Network production offices …
 
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
New York Times improves its recommendations engine
Discussion: @niemanlab
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Heads up, ebook buyers: Here's how much you're likely to get in the Apple ebook settlement
Discussion: CNET, Speakeasy and MacRumors
David Goetzl / MediaPost:
Nielsen Negotiates With FTC To Secure OK On Arbitron Deal
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News:
Bloomberg TV markets reporter leaves to freelance at CNBC
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Josh Halliday / Guardian:
BBC accused of dirty tricks campaign against NUJ members
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Kobo stops using the Amazon-owned Goodreads API
Discussion: Softpedia News
Sara Morrison / The Wrap:
Tribune Co. Profit Plunges Sharply on Lower Broadcast Revenue, Print Ads
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Grazia publisher's profits fall by 75%
Roy Greenslade:
Canadian newspapers abandon holiday publishing
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Rupert Murdoch's Pay for Latest Fiscal Year Dropped to $28.9 Million
 

 
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