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8:45 AM ET, August 27, 2014


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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
Journalism is doing just fine, thanks — it's mass-media business models that are ailing  —  Some argue that the rise of the internet has destroyed — or severely crippled — journalism, but all it has really done is disrupted traditional mass-media business models.
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Paying ransom for kidnapped journalists is not a crime, and calling them reckless blames the victims  —  When Journalists Go Missing  —  In 2003, when the United States invaded Iraq, I was working as a senior editor at the Washington Post.  Our owner and publisher—Don Graham and Bo Jones …
Associated Press:
Journalist Peter Theo Curtis, held hostage in Syria for 22 months, arrives in US  —  Journalist held captive in Syria arrives in US … BOSTON (AP) — Journalist Peter Theo Curtis returned home to the United States on Tuesday, two days after being freed by a Syrian extremist group that held him hostage for 22 months, his family said.
Discussion: CBS Boston and Business Insider
Emily Yahr / Washington Post:
Netflix, again, can't win any major Emmy awards.  What's going on?  —  For the second year in a row, Netflix racked up nominations and buzz at the Emmy Awards — and went home nearly empty-handed.  While the online streaming behemoth got all the chatter leading up to Monday night's ceremony …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Time Warner Cable Blames “Maintenance” For Nationwide Internet Outage  —  It wasn't just you.  Time Warner Cable says its Internet service was knocked out nationwide this morning.  Here's a statement from the company:  —  “At 430am ET this morning during our routine network maintenance …
eMarketer and Newsroom Posts:
Paying for Digital Content Still Not the Norm in the UK  —  Majority of UK internet users get digital content for free  —  There is no such thing as a free lunch, as the saying goes.  However, as consumers have been moving their content consumption habits from the physical to the digital realm …
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
MIT Students Can Get ‘Credit for Reddit’  —  Judging by just how crazy popular the site is, lots of college students spend lots of time fooling around on Reddit.  But now, at MIT, students can actually get credit for studying the site in a new class that's been dubbed “Credit for Reddit” by its instructor.
Michael Kozlowski / Good E-Reader:
Kobo Aura H20 e-reader review: waterproof, with 6.8-inch e-ink display, but no pinch and zoom, available October 1 for $179  —  Full Review of the Kobo Aura H2O  —  Kobo has an obsession on what constitutes the perfect e-reading experience and they have been feverishly working towards this ideal.
New York Times:
Uproar after editor of People's Daily Lin Zhibo appointed dean of the journalism school, at Lanzhou University, China  —  Appointment at Chinese Journalism School Highlights Growing Party Role  —  The following was translated and adapted by Amy Qin from an article by Damon Yi published in …
Discussion: @gabekahn and @jiazhoujiazhou
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
London Times playing typewriter sounds in newsroom “to increase energy levels and help reporters to hit deadlines”  —  The Times' newsroom set to ring with the sounds of typewriters once more  —  Almost as if the digital revolution never happened, the newsroom …
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Matthew Flamm / Media & Entertainment:
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Rebekah Brooks and co-defendants try to recoup £20m in hacking trial costs
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