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9:00 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 …
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
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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
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 …
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 …
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
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.
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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 …
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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 …
 
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