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3:50 AM ET, August 7, 2013

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Staci D. Kramer / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Don Graham on the sale of The Washington Post, Jeff Bezos, and the pace of newsroom innovation  —  Washington Post Co. chairman and CEO Don Graham kept the decision to sell the heart of the family business exceptionally quiet for months, avoiding public drama and employee angst while he went white-knight shopping.
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Om Malik / GigaOM:
A new Babylon and the rise of the tech tycoon  —  Sometime soon after the most recent financial crisis that threatened to bring down the entire global economy, I was sitting with one of the scary smart guys — Bradford Cross, who is co-founder and chief executive of Prismatic.
Chris Hughes / New Republic:
What Jeff Bezos Is Thinking  —  His purchase of the Washington Post makes perfect sense  —  It turns out Silicon Valley does give a damn about Washington.  With Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post and the efforts of Mark Zuckerberg's FWD.us, the Internet's enormous riches are showing …
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Google's new search feature makes it easier to find seminal articles on big topics  —  When big news breaks, readers clamor for updates — but they also yearn for context.  For example, when word got out Monday afternoon that Jeff Bezos had spent $250 million to become the new owner of The Washington Post …
Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
This Year's Yemen Leak Isn't Angering Congress as Much as Last Year's  —  Someone in the government told the press confidential details of a terror operation centered on Yemen.  In 2012, that meant broad outcry, with members of Congress calling for investigations and criminal charges.  In 2013: crickets.
Discussion: CBS News, Guardian and The Week
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
‘NewsHour’ Appoints First Female Anchor Team  —  The PBS “NewsHour,” which was co-anchored for decades by the two men who created it, will soon be co-anchored by two women.  —  PBS announced on Tuesday that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff would take over the nightly newscast in September …
Lucas Shaw / The Wrap:
Disney Earnings Flat as Film Studio Weighs Down ESPN, Theme Parks  —  Disney reported little change in its third quarter earnings, as the strong performance of ESPN and the company's theme parks division were stymied by the wearker performance of the company's film studio.
Andrea Peterson / The Switch:
SOPA died in 2012, but Obama administration wants to revive part of it  —  You probably remember the online outrage over the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) copyright enforcement proposal.  Last week, the Department of Commerce's Internet Policy Task Force released a report on digital copyright policy …
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
‘New York’ magazine and ‘The New Yorker’ buck downward newsstand trend with stronger digital sales  —  New York's hometown weeklies are bucking one of the bleaker trends of the magazine industry, which as a whole faced a roughly 10-percent drop in newsstand sales during the first half of 2013, according to a report issued this morning.
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
21st Century Fox Reports Q4 Revenue Gain  —  The company split into two publicly traded firms on June 28, 2013  —  21st Century Fox Tuesday on Tuesday reported a revenue gain for its fiscal fourth quarter and a narrowing of its loss from the similar period a year ago.
Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Twitter adds two-step verification to iOS and Android apps with latest update  —  After Twitter finally offered its users a more secure way to log into their accounts on the web, the social network has updated its iOS and Android apps today with two-step verification support.
Discussion: Twitter Blog and Ars Technica
Advanced Television:
blinkx acquires Grab Media  —  blinkx, the Internet video search engine, has bought Grab Media property.  —  Grab Media is an online video content syndication and advertising platform.  The specific assets acquired by blinkx in the transaction will enable the company to add incremental audience …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
 
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Discussion: Quartz
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Guardian rejects press watchdog as ‘own goal’ threatening independence
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Andrew Morse Expected to Leave Bloomberg TV for CNN
Discussion: Lost Remote
Zoe Fox / Mashable:
Top 10 U.S. Newspapers Ranked by Digital Circulation
Discussion: The Wrap
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Comcast Developing Anti-Piracy Alternative to ‘Six Strikes’ (Exclusive)
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Music publishers file copyright suit against big YouTube channel operator
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Rupert Murdoch pays tribute to ‘loyal and distinguished’ Richard Caseby as former Sun managing editor leaves News UK
Discussion: Guardian and @edgecliffe
Greg Sandoval / The Verge:
Grooveshark settles EMI Publishing lawsuit, still faces uncertain future
Discussion: hypebot
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Nielsen study links Twitter chatter with TV ratings