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5:15 AM ET, August 26, 2014

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Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
NYT public editor says choice of words in Michael Brown profile a “regrettable mistake”  —  An Ill-Chosen Phrase, ‘No Angel,’ Brings a Storm of Protest  —  Two words — “no angel” — have become a flash point for many of the difficult, contentious, entrenched issues that have arisen …
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Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
New York Times defends Michael Brown Jr. ‘no angel’ characterization
Amazon.com:
Amazon acquiring Twitch for $970M in cash  —  Amazon.com to Acquire Twitch  —  Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) today announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Twitch Interactive, Inc., the leading live video platform for gamers.  In July, more than 55 million unique visitors viewed …
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Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
With high levels of engagement, Twitch users could make Amazon more attractive to advertisers  —  Why Amazon Is Paying $1 Billion to Help People Watch Video Games  —  For months Twitch, the video-game streaming service, was supposedly putting the finishing touches on a deal with Google (GOOG).
Discussion: Ars Technica, @bradstone and The Verge
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Following layoffs memo, Jeff Zucker tells CNN employees they need to “do less and do it with less”  —  CNN chief: News operation will do less with less  —  CNN chief Jeff Zucker recently shared not so encouraging words with some of the news operation's employees, many of whom have been bracing for potential jobs cuts.
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Jon Lafayette / Multichannel News:
Turner Broadcasting to offer buyouts to 500 senior staff tomorrow, CNN included  —  Buyouts Coming For 500 Staffers At Turner  —  Cost-cutting in Motion at Time Warner Unit  —  Some 500 senior Turner Broadcasting staffers will be offered buyouts tomorrow.
Discussion: Variety
Carmel DeAmicis / Gigaom:
Facebook shifts its algorithm to fight clickbait.  Will it kill off Upworthy and Buzzfeed?  —  Facebook is going after clickbait with its new algorithm changes.  That could have a profound impact on the traffic Buzzfeed, Upworthy and their lesser rivals see.  —  Facebook has changed its news feed algorithm for the millionth time.
Ben Mathis-Lilley / Slate:
James Foley's Family Posts Letter He Dictated to Fellow ISIS Captive  —  The family of James Foley, the American photojournalist murdered by ISIS militants, have posted a letter on Facebook that they say he dictated this summer to a fellow captive:  —  Diane Foley is James Foley's mother.
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Andy Cush / Gawker:
Experts: Foley Execution Video Was Edited to Streamline Beheading
Fiona Reddan / The Irish Times:
UTV Ireland to hit profitability in 2015  —  Broadcaster aims to become second most watched TV channel in Ireland as it points to recovery in advertising market  —  Media group UTV pointed to a strong recovery in each of its advertising markets, helped by the World Cup …
Denny Thomas / Reuters:
Taiwan's Wei family to buy cable TV operator CNS for $2.4 bln -source  —  Taiwan's Wei family has agreed to buy China Network Systems (CNS), the nation's biggest cable TV operator, for about $2.4 billion including debt from private equity firm MBK Partners, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Sunday.
Jihii Jolly / Columbia Journalism Review:
When the 24-hour news cycle becomes overwhelming, constructing a media diet can help  —  How to establish a media diet  —  Earlier this year, I began experimenting with different strategies for stepping outside of the 24-hour news cycle.  I was overwhelmed by the continuous streams …
Walt Mossberg / Re/code:
Re/code introducing native advertising  —  A New Advertising Format for Re/code  —  Eagle-eyed readers may notice a new feature here on Re/code today.  It's called “Sponsor Content,” and is, for us, a new form of advertising.  Known broadly as “native advertising,” this is a category …
 
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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Tribune Hires John Batter to Run Digital Media, Shashi Seth Out
Discussion: PR Newswire and TechCrunch
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
ACLU, Guardian U.S. and Oklahoma Observer file lawsuit against state prison system
Discussion: Guardian and ACLU
Chris Ip / Columbia Journalism Review:
John Siracusa's legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year
Discussion: @cjr
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Profile of NBC News President Deborah Turness as she completes her first year in the role
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Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
ScrollMotion VP: tablet magazines were flawed; pubs should build in utility, customization
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Quartz has a new look—and for the first time, a homepage
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Upworthy's Traffic Goes Lower, but Revenue Is Climbing
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice News sparks debate on engaging younger viewers
Discussion: @eelcoromeijn