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3:55 PM ET, August 17, 2012


 Top News: 
Michael Lee / ZDNet:
Twitter edges out third party clients with tighter API rules  —  Summary: Twitter has revealed upcoming changes to the next versions of its API, which will tighten the restrictions around what a developers build for the microblogging platform can and can't do.  —  Michael Lee
Storify and Twitter's evolving developer guidelines  —  Some of our users wondered what Twitter's latest change for developers means for Storify.  A top Twitter exec says we're fine - in fact, we're singled out as a good example.  And the love we got from our concerned users?  Priceless.  Thank you.
Discussion: PC Magazine and The Next Web
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Twitter's API changes will have a real impact on news developers  —  Twitter's newly fortified mission to “deliver a consistent Twitter experience,” which is FREAKING OUT the tech world right now, will also force some news organizations to re-examine their code.
Discussion: Techland, NYT Bits and GigaOM
Wall Street Journal:
Apple's TV Vision: Sharing, Full On-Demand, Icons  —  TV Device Interface Would Simplify Programming; Company Faces Hurdles With Cable Operators  —  Apple Inc.'s vision for a new device that can be used as a set-top box includes features designed to simplify accessing and viewing programming …
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Apple, Microsoft, Google and the sad state of TV
Gail Shister / TVNewser:
For Female Journalists, Another Significant ‘First’ This Election Season On PBS  —  When CNN's Candy Crowley on Monday was named moderator for one of the Presidential debates, it drew headlines.  Breaking a 20-year dry spell for women will do that.  —  So why the underwhelming response …
Amanda Holpuch / Guardian:
Media take a prim view of Pussy Riot  —  News organizations pussy out of using controversial Russian punk rock band's name in coverage of their convictions  —  The conviction of three members of the punk band Pussy Riot has caused consternation throughout the world - and a dilemma for prudish news organizations.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Thrillist Raises $13 Million From Oak, Lerer Ventures, Pilot Group  —  In 2008, Fred Harman and Oak Investment Partners bet big on Ken Lerer and the Huffington Post, and that worked out pretty well.  Now Harman is putting his money into another Lerer project.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
News Corp.'s IGN Head Roy Bahat Leaves  —  Roy Bahat, who heads up News Corp.'s IGN Web unit, is leaving the company.  —  Bahat had spent more than a year trying to engineer a spin-off of the business, which publishes Web sites that cater to dudes who like video games and other stuff dudes like.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Phil Griffin Talks MSNBC Convention Coverage, Says CNN Is ‘Desperate’  —  The 2012 presidential election has already become a heated battle.  It's no surprise, then, that the fight between rival cable news networks to capture viewer eyeballs is getting just as intense.
Discussion: Mediaite
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
Olbermann Who? MSNBC Abandons Neutrality Pose For Convention Coverage
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Ralston leaving Vegas ‘Sun’, launching site  —  Some big news out of Nevada: Jon Ralston, the state's top political commentator, is leaving the Las Vegas Sun.  —  Ralston now plans to launch his own political commentary site.  “There's about to be a new site in Nevada to get political info …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Hartford Courant's Spanish site is Google Translate  —  Robert Downs reported Thursday about newspapers providing Spanish-language training for their employees.  Clicking on the words “Courant en Español” on the Hartford Courant's website, though, opens a portal on a Spanish-language …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Georgia student journalists begin producing alternate publication  —  Student journalists who walked out from the newsroom of the University of Georgia's independent student newspaper the Red & Black on Wednesday returned for an off-the-record meeting Thursday afternoon with publisher Harry Montevideo and a board member.
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Erin Griffith / PandoDaily:
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Andrew Jacobs / New York Times:
China's News Media Are Making Inroads in Africa
Discussion: The Lede and CJR
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Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Techdirt and the value of the velvet rope approach to media
Discussion: Techdirt and eMedia Vitals, Thanks:@mathewi
Erik Wemple:
Ryan tick-tocks: A case of mass stenography?
Discussion: CJR