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6:10 PM ET, August 25, 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  —  An outrage plume is now settling over the New York Times over two words in a retrospective on the life of Michael Brown Jr., the victim of the Ferguson, Mo., police shooting whose funeral takes place today.
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
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: @bradstone, Ars Technica and The Verge
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.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Profile of NBC News President Deborah Turness as she completes her first year in the role  —  NBC News President Rouses the Network  —  In her first year as president of NBC News, Deborah Turness received one message loud and clear: Welcome to the feeding frenzy.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Quartz has a new look—and for the first time, a homepage  —  We just shipped version 3.0 of Quartz, which you are looking at right now.  It's our second major redesign in as many years, a rapid pace of reinvention that makes good on our promise to continually evolve and improve on what a purely digital news organization can be.
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Time Inc. Faces a Looming Existential Magazine Deadline  —  What should a magazine company be now?  The most storied one in America has to come up with an answer fast.  —  In the 92 years since Henry Luce co-founded Time Inc., there have been just seven journalists to hold the title of editor-in-chief.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo rolls out its native ad network to other publishers, including Vox Media's SB Nation  —  Here Is Yahoo's Native Ad Network  —  Content Recommendation Box on Vox Media, CBS Interactive Sites Includes Yahoo's Ads  —  Yahoo's content recommendation box places its native ads on others' sites.
Chris Ip / Columbia Journalism Review:
John Siracusa's legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year  —  John Siracusa's legendary - and lengthy - Apple reviews reach their 15th year  —  Though he only write a major story every year or two, for the last decade and a half John Siracusa has built a reputation as one of Apple's most influential critics.
Discussion: @cjr
 
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