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5:10 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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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 …
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.
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.
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.
Jack Shafer:
If you must quote anonymous sources, make sure they say something!  —  A decade ago, both the Washington Post and the New York Times conceded that they had lost control of the use of anonymous sources in their pages and each set up new guidelines to police the practice.
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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
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 …
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 …
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck:
Scripps group developing new digital businesses like a severe weather app, original news shows  —  Inside Scripps' Entrepreneurial A-Team  —  E.W. Scripps CEO Rich Boehne says he's “never seen real R&D units work,” so he created the Digital Solutions Group, a unit directly tasked …
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 …
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
 
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