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11:15 AM ET, August 21, 2014

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Amanda Meade / Guardian:
News Corp Australia defends use of James Foley beheading images  —  Julian Clarke tells forum ‘hiding the brutal reality’ is in no one's interest, despite family requests for the images not to be used  —  The chief executive of News Corp Australia has defended the decision to publish …
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Tom Risen / US News:
James Foley and Syria's News Repression  —  Syria was ranked the most dangerous nation for journalists like Foley, who was kidnapped and murdered.  —  Journalist James Foley rests at a Libyan airport in 2011.  Foley was later captured in Syria, which one press freedom group has deemed …
Discussion: @abeaujon and @usnews
Washington Post:
U.S. staged secret Syria operation in failed bid to rescue Foley, other journalists, hostages  —  U.S. staged secret operation into Syria in failed bid to rescue Americans  —  On Wednesday, President Obama spoke at a news conference in Martha's Vineyard about American journalist James Foley …
James Ball / Guardian:
James Foley and the daily horrors of the internet: think hard before clicking
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
Thomson Reuters emails Indian digital publisher Medianama: we'll take your articles if you don't tell us not to  —  Thomson Reuters: we'll take your articles if you don't tell us not to  —  We received a email from Thomson Reuters last evening, informing us that unless we write …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
SoundCloud to incorporate ads, allow artists to collect royalties, prepares to introduce paid subscriptions  —  Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads  —  SoundCloud is the ubiquitous wild child of the digital music world.  Without paying artists or record companies …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Conde Nast Media Group Names Vanity Fair Publisher Edward Menicheschi CMO and President  —  Condé Nast Media Group has named Vanity Fair publisher Edward Menicheschi its chief marketing officer and president.  He will succeed Lou Cona, who in April 2013 was named the company's president and chief revenue officer.
Kim Williams / Sydney Morning Herald:
Former CEO Kim Williams calls News Corp leaks a festival of vengeance  —  During my time at News Corporation there were frequent frustrating leaks, much like the one this week, a comprehensive set of numbers on the company's Australian enterprises.  —  The leak, published in Crikey …
Discussion: @cjoye, @gay_alcorn and Guardian
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Crikey agrees to destroy copies of leaked News Corp financial statements
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post teams up with Beacon Reader to fund a local journalist reporting in Ferguson for a year  —  The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson  —  What happens in Ferguson and the St. Louis metro area the day after everybody leaves?  —  It's a question on the minds of nearly every resident …
Steven Perlberg / Wall Street Journal:
AdDetector plugin detects native advertising on sites like BuzzFeed and the New York Times  —  Meet AdDetector — The New Plug-In That Labels Native Advertising  —  A week-old browser plug-in may have helped solve native advertising's labeling problem.  The service, AdDetector …
Discussion: @joshsternberg and Engadget
Natalia Zinets / Reuters:
Ukraine bans Russian TV channels for airing war ‘propaganda’  —  (Reuters) - Ukraine has blocked 14 Russian television channels from its cable networks to stop them spreading war propaganda, an Interior Ministry official said on Tuesday.  —  Television news has played a vital role …
Lockhart Steele / The Verge:
Vox's Lockhart Steele commits to blogging again, hints at turning Chorus CMS into platform  —  The retro-futuristic future of blogging  —  I've been thinking about ecosystems lately.  As we're digging deeper into YouTube at Vox Media, I'm coming to appreciate the ways YouTube personalities interact …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Startup NimbleTV Expands ‘Virtual Cable’ Service, Drawing Legal Scrutiny  —  It's not exactly Aereo, but startup NimbleTV — which offers existing pay-TV subscribers access to their channels and DVR recordings over the Internet — has attracted the attention of industry lawyers who are examining whether the service is legally in bounds.
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