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9:15 AM ET, August 27, 2013

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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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Jonathan Franklin / Truthout:
Exclusive Glenn Greenwald Interview: “I Won't Be Kept Out of My Country for Doing Journalism!”  —  Glenn Greenwald, the US lawyer-turned-blogger-turned- journalist, has been writing about state-sponsored repression, surveillance, torture and leaks for years.  He has four best-selling books …
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.
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 …
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.
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Dave Zirin / The Nation:
ESPN Journalists Speak Out on Concussion Documentary
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:   ESPN's journalism problem
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 …
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.”
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.
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 …
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
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Sirius Is Sued Over Music Royalties for Pre-1972 Recordings  —  The entity that collects performance royalties from digital music services—and distributes them to performers and record labels—sued satellite-radio giant Sirius XM Radio Inc. for allegedly refusing to pay for recordings made prior to 1972.
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 …
 
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