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9:40 AM ET, August 18, 2014

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David Carr / New York Times:
View of #Ferguson Thrust Michael Brown Shooting to National Attention  —  Ferguson, Missouri, was just a place — a working-class suburb of St. Louis — before an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, was shot and killed by the police, before protests and looting erupted …
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Gabrielle Bluestone / Gawker:
Ferguson Police Threaten to Shoot Reporter, Mace Chris Hayes  —  Ferguson police were caught on camera Sunday night threatening to mace one reporter and shoot another.  At least two other journalists also claim they were arrested while following police orders.
Byron Tau / Politico:
Ferguson rioters harass, threaten reporters  —  FERGUSON, Missouri — Reporters trying to cover the renewed chaos in this town faced a new threat on Friday: the demonstrators themselves.  —  Print, video and photo-journalists were all repeatedly and aggressively threatened and harassed …
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
How The Marshall Project will put the spotlight on the US justice system  —  Editor-in-chief Bill Keller and managing editor for digital Gabriel Dance talk storytelling, interactives and building their own CMS at the non-profit start up  —  Credit: By on Lonpicman on Wikimedia.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
NYT's James Risen on Obama: “He's the greatest enemy to press freedom in a generation”  —  Where's the Justice at Justice?  —  WASHINGTON — JIM RISEN is gruff.  —  The tall slab of a reporter looks like someone who could have played an Irish Marine sergeant in an old World War II movie.
Paul Carr / PandoDaily:
Bezos-owned Washington Post now inserting gross Amazon affiliate links into news articles  —  There's something creepy in this Washington Post piece about Penguin's new “adult” cover for the 50th anniversary edition of “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”  Well, something else creepy, beyond the weirdly over-sexualized cover itself.
Press Association:
South Yorkshire police says BBC violated own editorial guidelines in Cliff Richard case  —  Cliff Richard case: South Yorkshire police complain to the BBC  —  Force accuses the corporation of breaching its editorial guidelines and failing to clear police of leaking quickly enough
Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Nick Davies, Guardian special correspondent, author of Hack Attack  —  CAPITAL: Your new book out this week, Hack Attack: How the truth caught up with Rupert Murdoch, is the inside story of the phone-hacking saga that nearly toppled Murdoch's media empire …
Discussion: @joepompeo
Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
History of podcasting: from RSS audio enclosures to mainstream acceptance and patent lawsuits  —  10 years of podcasting: Code, comedy, and patent lawsuits  —  “Thank you very much for taking the time to download this MP3 file.”  —  A decade ago today—August 13, 2004 …
Discussion: @mattwatson
AFP:
Nearly 1200 German writers sign petition protesting Amazon's treatment of publishers  —  German authors protest to Amazon over e-book price war  —  More than 1,000 German-language writers have signed a petition protesting against the methods used by online retailer Amazon in its e-book price battle …
Alastair Reid / Journalism.co.uk:
Storyful fund project to define best practice for eyewitness media  —  Authors behind the recent Tow Center report on user-generated content aim to establish tools and best practice for the use of eyewitness media  —  Credit: Image by TapiF on Flickr.  Some rights reserved
 
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