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12:10 PM 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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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 …
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 …
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage  —  (Reuters) - A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder …
Discussion: NPR and @jammastergirish
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Martin Chulov / Guardian:
James Foley and fellow freelancers assumed more risks as media outlets cut back budgets  —  James Foley and fellow freelancers: exploited by pared-back media outlets  —  In this new age of journalism, publishers should not abdicate responsibility by hiding behind low budgets
Tom Risen / US News:
How James Foley advised and encouraged a freelance reporter to go to Syria in 2012  —  Jim Foley's Advice: Go to Syria  —  In 2012 James Foley advised me how I could freelance in Syria, where he was eventually kidnapped.  —  A passionate journalist on a mission
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 …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Beleaguered Spin Media's new C.E.O., Stephen Blackwell, lays out a plan  —  Last week, as Capital first reported, Stephen Blackwell was named the new C.E.O. of Spin Media Group—a collection of more than a dozen online music and lifestyle publications that together bring in about 30 million monthly uniques.
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
How FT is experimenting with aggregation service Antenna  —  FT Antenna gathers content from Twitter to keep FT readers up to date with the latest top stories on social media  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on Journalism.co.uk...
Discussion: TheMediaBriefing
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 …
Al Jazeera English:
Appeal filed over jailed Al Jazeera staff  —  Lawyers for the three journalists imprisoned in Egypt say there were several breaches of process in their trial.  —  Lawyers for three Al Jazeera English staff jailed in Egypt have filed appeals against their convictions.
Monica Anderson / Pew Research Center:
News companies make play for India's growing digital market  —  India, with its emerging economy and vast population, is becoming an attractive market for news organizations looking to grow their international audience.  The Huffington Post joined a growing number of outlets expanding …
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 …
Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Immersive journalism: What if you could experience a news event in 3D by using an Oculus Rift?  —  Journalist and documentary film-maker Nonny de la Pena is using the three-dimensional virtual world technology behind the Oculus Rift headset to create immersive journalistic experiences based on major news events
 
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