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9:30 PM ET, August 26, 2013

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Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
To make journalism harder, slower, less secure  —  That's what the surveillance state is trying to do.  It has the means, the will and the latitude to go after journalism the way it went after terrorism.  Only a more activist press, working together, stands a chance of resisting this.
Discussion: @wblau, @conor64 and @niemanlab
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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.
Laura Poitras / Spiegel Online:
Miranda Detention: ‘Blatant Attack on Press Freedom’  —  The detention of David Miranda — partner of the Guardian journalist involved in the NSA revelations — and the destruction of hard drives in the British newspaper's basement reveal one thing: Governments do not want their citizens …
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg Defends Hard Drive Destruction, But Not Miranda Detention
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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John Sides / The Monkey Cage:
The Monkey Cage Is Moving to the Washington Post  —  We are very pleased to announce that The Monkey Cage is going to become part of the Washington Post.  After 5+ years of writing and growing as an independent blog, we think that the Post offers a tremendous opportunity both to increase …
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Evan McMurry / Mediaite:
Howard Kurtz Announces New Fox Sunday Show, Media Buzz  —  On Monday afternoon, former Reliable Sources host Howard Kurtz announced his new Fox News show, Media Buzz, which will debut on September 8th at 11 a.m.  —  “The one-hour show will focus on the state of the news media in addition …
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Following NewsBeast Mess, What's Tina Brown's Next Act?  —  Now that IAC/Interactive has sold off Newsweek, can Tina Brown's act be nearing its end?  —  The experiment to combine Newsweek and Daily Beast was an acknowledged failure.  Brown was the founding editor of the Beast …
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits:
Open Secret About Google's Surveillance Case No Longer Secret  —  The Justice Department recently won a court battle to keep an Internet company from talking about federal demands for user data, arguing that even disclosing the company's name would damage national security.'
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed:
Dick Gordon leaving public radio's ‘The Story’  —  “The Story,” the nationally syndicated public radio news interview program produced at North Carolina Public Radio-WUNC, will air for the last time on October 11.  Long-time host Dick Gordon “plans to return to his native Canada …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Apple: Feds aim to “give Amazon a significant competitive advantage” in ebooks case  —  In court filings posted Monday morning, Apple attorney Orin Snyder responded to the Department of Justice's revised proposed punishment for the tech company in the ebooks case.
Discussion: MacRumors, Publishers Lunch and TUAW
Josh Gerstein / Politico:
Feds: Keep no-reporter's-privilege ruling  —  The Justice Department urged a federal appeals court Monday not to disturb a ruling last month rejecting the notion of a reporter's privilege in criminal cases, but a top official said the department has not made a final decision yet about whether …
Discussion: @joshgerstein and NPR
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Google Reader Alternative Feedly Opens Pro Access To All  —  Earlier this month, Google Reader replacement Feedly began offering a paid version of its service, but only in limited quantities.  Barely a day after the paid tier became available, the company sold out of the introductory 5,000 Pro accounts it had initially offered.
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget and CNET
 
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Claire Atkinson / New York Post:
Penske mogul's brawl with Hollywood blogger Nikki Finke bubbles over in LA confidential-like tale
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