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9:30 AM ET, August 26, 2013

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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.
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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.
Discussion: @treisiroon
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 …
Discussion: Guardian
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 …
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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 …
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 …
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 and TIME
Dawn C. Chmielewski / Los Angeles Times:
Netflix executive upends Hollywood  —  When Ted Sarandos put out the word that Netflix would begin producing original shows, he was swamped with story pitches that everyone else in Hollywood clearly had taken a pass on — including some scripts marked with coffee stains, smudged fingerprints and other telltale signs of rejection.
Discussion: @netflix, @jimmyorr and @houseofcards
 
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Maggie Lange / Gawker:
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Discussion: @gawker
Todd Woody / Quartz:
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Politico:
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Abraham Moussako / Columbia Journalism Review:
NewsHour at a crossroads  —  As PBS prepares to launch …
Discussion: @jaredbkeller
Donald R. Winslow / NPPA:
Reuters Dumping North American Freelance Sports Photographers
Nicholas Carlson / Business Insider:
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Adam Pasick / Quartz:
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