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7:15 PM ET, August 3, 2015

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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson  —  American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri  —  On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin amaz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police.  Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri.
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Trey Yingst, journalist arrested in Ferguson, wins $8.5K settlement from St. Louis County, has all charges against him dropped  —  Trey Yingst, Journalist Arrested In Ferguson, Wins Settlement From St. Louis County  —  “The whole police report was basically made up.”
Discussion: @ryanjreilly and @maggiejordanacn
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Vice's new channel will not be a ‘pink ghetto’, editor-in-chief insists  —  Broadly will focus on issues mainstream media fails to cover adequately such as abortion and LGBT rights, says Tracie Egan Morrissey  —  Vice's new channel Broadly won't be a “pink ghetto” catering only to women …
Discussion: @alexbarinka and @hello_ninajoyce
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Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds experimental News tab in Android and iOS apps, with tweets from pre-approved publishers  —  Twitter Experiments With A ‘News’ Tab  —  Twitter wants to make its best stuff easier to find.  —  Starting today, some U.S. Twitter users will see a News tab appear in their Twitter apps.
Hank Green / Medium:
YouTube vlogger Hank Green accuses Facebook of distorting video viewing figures, hosting and encouraging stolen content  —  Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video  —  Facebook says it's now streaming more video than YouTube.  To be able to make that claim, all they had to do was cheat, lie, and steal.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Investors, including The Daily Mail, purchase Tiger Beat magazine for $2M, plan to revive it  —  Tiger Beat Magazine Is Revived With a New Vision  —  Tiger Beat, the magazine whose flattering photographs of young pop stars and actors made it a favorite of teenage girls, has found its Prince Charming.
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Chernin/AT&T joint venture Otter Media rebranding as Ellation, with new goal to build 30 to 50 paid niche video channels  —  Chernin, AT&T Set Brand for New Online Video Venture: Ellation (Exclusive)  —  Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
How AJ+ embraces Facebook, autoplay, and comments to make its videos stand out  —  It's been a year since AJ+, Al Jazeera's bet on a mobile-centric future, debuted.  AJ+ eschews a news website in favor of an app and focuses heavily on video, and its strategy for audience growth is dependent on social media.
Gurman Bhatia / Poynter:
How a 17-year-old Daily Dot reporter, William Turton, broke the New York Magazine cyber attack story  —  Meet the 17-year-old who breaks cybersecurity news  —  William Turton was transcribing interviews at The Daily Dot office when he got the information that Planned Parenthood's website had been hacked.
Duncan Campbell / The Intercept:
British security journalist Duncan Campbell on being charged with espionage and his struggles reporting on agencies like GCHQ  —  My Life Unmasking British Eavesdroppers  —  I STEPPED FROM the warmth of our source's London flat.  That February night in 1977, the air was damp and cool …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Jason Fine, editor of Men's Health, will succeed Will Dana as managing editor of Rolling Stone  —  Rolling Stone Appoints a New Managing Editor  —  Jason Fine, the editor of Men's Journal, will take over as the managing editor of Rolling Stone as part of what the magazine's publisher, Jann S. Wenner, described as a “shake-up.”
David Ingram / Reuters:
Appeals court in District of Columbia will hear oral arguments in lawsuits challenging net neutrality on Dec. 4  —  U.S. court to hear lawsuits over ‘net neutrality’ in December  —  A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 4 in lawsuits that challenge the Federal Communications Commission's …
 
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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
Advance/Newhouse, owner of Conde Nast, Bright House Networks, buys big data analytics firm 1010data for $500M
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