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10:30 AM ET, August 26, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
War on Leaks Is Pitting Journalist vs. Journalist  —  A disgruntled loner with access to military secrets comes across documents that pull back the veil on government actions in a lost war and decides for a variety of reasons, some noble and some personal, to share them with the world.
Ben Smith / BuzzFeed:
ProPublica Joins NSA Chase  —  The non-profit investigative reporting group ProPublica is among the media organizations with access to some NSA documents leaked by Edward Snowden, another suggestion that the reportorial investigation into the National Security Agency's programs and practices is broader than previously known.
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
NSA leaks: David Cameron's response is intimidation, says world press body  —  World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers tells the UK government its actions could threaten press freedom  —  David Cameron has been told that the government's attempt to destroy sensitive leaked documents …
Discussion: Gawker, WAN-IFRA, Guardian and BBC
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Defends Hard Drive Destruction, But Not Miranda Detention  —  With the uproar last week over both the detention of David Miranda under anti-terrorism laws and the destruction of hard drives at The Guardian's offices, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has decided …
Press Gazette:
Fleet Street rivals may not like The Guardian, but they should care about attacks on individual and press freedom
Discussion: @glynmoody and Guardian
Robert Lipsyte / ESPN:
Was ESPN sloppy, naive or compromised?  —  So what's more damaging to a corporate image: to be considered sloppy, naïve or compromised?  Or all three?  You get to pick in the wake of ESPN's announcement Thursday that it was removing its brand from an upcoming two-part documentary by PBS's …
New York Times:
College Football's Most Dominant Player?  It's ESPN  —  The nation's annual rite of mayhem and pageantry known as the college football season begins this week, and Saturday will feature back-to-back-to-back marquee matchups.  At the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, last year's national champions …
James Andrew Miller / New York Times:
Olbermann and ESPN, Together Again  —  Sixteen years after an acrimonious parting, Keith Olbermann and ESPN are putting on happy faces for their highly anticipated reunion, the premiere on Monday of “Olbermann” on ESPN2, the spinoff channel that Mr. Olbermann helped start, falteringly, in 1993.
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
Disruptions: A Blogger Mocks the Denizens of Silicon Valley  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Sam Biddle may have one of the easiest jobs in technology journalism.  That is, easy if you have the stomach for his line of work.  —  Every morning, he wakes up in his Brooklyn apartment, checks Twitter on his smartphone …
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
Obama, Holder, journalists, and their sources.  —  In October, DreamWorks plans to release “The Fifth Estate,” an international thriller about WikiLeaks.  The director is Bill Condon, who made two of the “Twilight” vampire movies; Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange.
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
How the Time Warner Cable, CBS Standoff Could Set the TV Standard  —  As negotiations enter a fourth week, NBC, ABC and Fox are likely to seek similar increases in pay once an agreement is reached.  —  While Time Warner Cable subscribers are watching closely a CBS standoff that is entering its fourth week …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Dell Cameron / VICE:
A New Media Shield Law Would Only Shield Corporate Media  —  Recently, Americans have witnessed a barrage of scandals regarding the federal government's extension of their surveillance powers.  Following whistleblower Edward Snowden's revelations—which of course point to the National Security …
Damien Walter / Guardian:
Who owns the networked future of reading?  —  The Readmill app shows how in future readers will be able to share their marginalia with others - and authors.  But will corporate moneymaking come to dominate?  —  Some years ago, I stumbled on a battered copy of The Silence of the Lambs in a train carriage.
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Discussion: @gawker
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