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1:25 PM ET, August 27, 2013

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Fortune:
AllThingsD nears split with Dow Jones  —  FORTUNE — The future of influential tech website All Things Digital is close to being decided.  Reuters reported in February that AllThingsD co-executive editors Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg had begun discussions with owner Dow Jones …
Russ Buettner / New York Times:
Officer Is Indicted on Charges of Lying About Photographer's Arrest  —  A New York City police officer who had arrested a photographer working for The New York Times has been indicted on three felony counts and five misdemeanors accusing him of fabricating the reasons for the arrest, the Bronx district attorney announced on Monday.
Cindy Royal / Mediashift:
We Need a Digital-First Curriculum to Teach Modern Journalism  —  At the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, one panel addressed adding programming skills to the curriculum: “Why All Your Students Must Be Programmers.”
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Author Of UK's Terrorism Act Says It Was Never Meant For Situations Like David Miranda  —  In the US, we've had one of the key authors of the Patriot Act, Jim Sensenbrenner, speak out strongly, saying that the NSA interpretation of the law appears to be completely different than what was meant when the bill was written.
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James Grubel / Reuters:
Australian press watchdog chides Murdoch media  —  Australia's newspaper regulator on Tuesday weighed in on a row over bias by Rupert Murdoch's newspapers in the country's election campaign, telling editors to provide an accurate account of public issues.  —  The Australian arm …
Jack Dickey / TIME:
Olbermann's New Sports Talkshow Pulls No Punches (Well, Maybe Just a Couple)  —  God bless Keith Olbermann; the man always comes out swinging.  —  Olbermann, his daily hourlong talk show, debuted live Monday night on ESPN2 without introductory credits.  It seemed like a glitch.
New York Times:
To Protect Its Empire, ESPN Stays on Offense  —  ESPN likes to call itself the Worldwide Leader in Sports, and by most every measure it is in a league of its own.  The network produced 35,000 hours of programming in 2012, including at least half of all live athletic events televised in the United States.
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Barnes & Noble retail CEO Klipper just sold most of his stock in the company  —  Barnes & Noble's retail CEO, Mitchell Klipper, has sold off a large portion of his stock in the company in the past few days, according to an SEC filing.  —  Klipper sold about 400,000 shares …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
NPR's Shapiro leaving White House for UK  —  NPR White House correspondent Ari Shapiro is leaving the Beltway for the United Kingdom, where he will serve as the channel's London correspondent stating in January.  —  “From a base in London, Shapiro will cover the great range of stories …
Joshua Brustein / Businessweek:
Google Reels In Its Latest Internet-TV Device  —  Google has been eager to get into television for a while now.  First there was Google TV, which fell flat after content owners blocked it and consumers complained about the quality.  Then there was Q, a glowing orb intended to stream media; it died before it ever had a chance.
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple TV Bulks Up Again, With New Apps From Disney, Weather Channel, Vevo  —  Apple's TV hobby continues to expand in scope: Apple has added five more apps to its Web TV box, from providers including Disney, the Weather Channel and Vevo.  —  Some of the apps are free, and offer on-demand programming …
Taylor Owen / Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
The Tow Center Announces First Round of Tow/ Knight Research Projects  —  Over the past few months we have been putting together an exciting new program of research, the Tow/Knight Projects, marking a first for us at the Tow Center, the Columbia Journalism School, and the changing field of journalism.
Discussion: @towcenter, @emilybell and @digiphile
Jeff John Roberts / GigaOM:
Google calls book scanning “transformative” in latest push for fair use ruling  —  Google and the Authors Guild's eight-year legal fight over digital books is coming to a head once again, as both sides prepare to make their final case next month about whether Google's scanning …
 
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