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2:00 PM ET, August 17, 2014

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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 …
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.
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.
Edward Schumacher-Matos / NPR Ombudsman:
NPR responds to Greenwald's criticism: error was made on deadline, “no intention to deceive”  —  Attacking NPR As A Shill For Government Intelligence  —  Glenn Greenwald has denounced an NPR story as an “indisputable case of journalistic malpractice and deceit.”  —  Andrew Burton/Getty Images
Michael Bachelard / Pacic Media Centre:
WEST PAPUA: French journalists may be charged with ‘subversion’  —  JAKARTA (The Sydney Morning Herald / Pacific Media Watch): The detention of two French journalists in the Indonesian region of West Papua has taken a dangerous new turn, with local police suggesting the pair were present …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Does Facebook think users are dumb?  “Satire” tag added to Onion articles [Updated]  —  Tags only appear once a user clicks through and FB generates “related articles.”  —  Facebook is already an unbearable enough place as of late, at least in my case.  Awful national and international …
Emily Steel / New York Times:
After first original TV series fall flat, Amazon leans away from data-driven creative approach  —  For Its New Shows, Amazon Adds Art to Its Data  —  LOS ANGELES — Joe Lewis, a television executive at Amazon, lies on his stomach on a rumpled bed.  Jill Soloway, the Emmy-nominated writer and director …
Andrea Noel / VICE News:
A Mexican Journalist Is Murdered After Reporting a Fugitive Police Chief's Alleged Criminal Ties  —  A Mexican journalist was shot and killed on Monday after accusing a local police chief of leading a criminal gang in the last article he published.  He was at least the third reporter …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Web Trolls Winning as Incivility Increases  —  The Internet may be losing the war against trolls.  At the very least, it isn't winning.  And unless social networks, media sites and governments come up with some innovative way of defeating online troublemakers, the digital world will never be free of the trolls' collective sway.
Bloomberg:
Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera Over $500 Million Current TV Deal  —  Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore sued Al Jazeera, the satellite network controlled by the Qatari royal family, over a $500 million deal to purchase his network, Current TV, according to filing in state court in Wilmington, Delaware.
 
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