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12:35 AM ET, August 22, 2014

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Ryanschuessler / Ryan L. Schuessler:
Flood of cameras, appalling media behavior in Ferguson spur freelancer to opt out of spectacle  —  I will not be returning to Ferguson  —  I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week.
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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A Ferguson Story on ‘Conflicting Accounts’ Seems to Say ‘Trust Us’  —  Want an object lesson in the problems of dubious equivalency and anonymous sources?  —  Look no further than Wednesday's Times, where a highly fraught question — precisely how, in Ferguson, Mo., a black teenager …
Pew Research Center:
Cable, Twitter picked up Ferguson story at a similar clip  —  The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week.  A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds …
James Ball / Guardian:
Twitter's claim to be just a platform, and not a publisher, is suspect if it censors images and videos  —  Twitter: from free speech champion to selective censor?  —  By acting on footage of James Foley's murder, Twitter has taken responsibility in a way it hasn't over abuse and threats.
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Brian Fung / Washington Post:
A federal court rejects Aereo's request to argue it's a cable company  —  Aereo's seemingly last-ditch argument to save itself won't be given an airing in court, according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  —  Instead, if the shuttered streaming video company wants to keep fighting for its survival …
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How a Norwegian public radio station is using Snapchat to connect young listeners with news  —  The newsonomics of Schibsted's VGTV and web-native TV  —  In 2011, the Norwegian public broadcaster NRK set the world record for the longest single television show by broadcasting a cruise ship traversing the country's coast.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
This: Why Atlantic Media is funding a social platform for sharing links, one at a time  —  By now, you might have heard that Atlantic Media's Andrew Golis is incubating a small social network inside the company.  Golis came to Atlantic Media as entrepreneur-in-residence a little over a year ago …
Discussion: @yingworld
CNN:
Friends of ISIS captive Sotloff speak out admiringly of his talent, passion  —  (CNN) — When freelance journalist Steven Sotloff disappeared during a reporting trip to Syria in August 2013, his family kept the news a secret.  Families of hostages are frequently advised to do this by security firms …
Discussion: USA Today
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps  —  U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning.  That means mobile apps, including the number 1 …
Julian Hattem / The Hill:
Wikipedia blocks edits from Congressional IP address again after edits from “obvious transphobe”  —  ‘Orange is the New Black’ fight sparks new House Wikipedia ban  —  For the third time this summer, computers in the House have been blocked from editing Wikipedia due to a string of controversial edits.
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Forecast: Tumblr Will Grow 25% In 2014, But It's Slowing Down  —  Yahoo paid about the same price for Tumblr, around $1 billion, as Facebook did when it acquired Instagram, and the two had similar numbers of users at the time of acquisition, in the realm of 30 million.
Anne Gearan / Washington Post:
Photojournalist held in Iran is released on bail, but Washington Post reporter still held  —  A photojournalist arrested in Iran alongside Washington Post correspondent Jason Rezaian and his wife was released on bail Wednesday, a family source said.  —  Separately, the State Department …
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 and @gay_alcorn
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Crikey agrees to destroy copies of leaked News Corp financial statements
 
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