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9:00 AM ET, August 30, 2013


 Top News: 
Press Gazette:
High Court told Miranda was carrying ‘58,000 highly classified UK intelligence documents’  —  Material seized from a Guardian journalist's partner after he was held at Heathrow under anti-terror laws included information that was “misappropriated” and “classified”, the High Court has heard.
Associated Press:
Guardian strikes deal with gov't on material seized from partner of journalist  —  LONDON — The Guardian newspaper and Britain's government have agreed to allow the authorities to keep sifting through documents seized from the partner of one of the paper's journalists until a full hearing on the issue in October.
George Brock / Guardian:
Does David Miranda count as a journalist?  That's not the point  —  In an age of data, muddled law places too much emphasis on job titles rather than the value of the information  —  In all the protest and debate over the Guardian's disclosures of widespread personal communications surveillance …
Nora Caplan-Bricker / The New Republic:
A Guide to Syria's Best Citizen Journalism  —  Well before the United States weighed an intervention, Syria had become the most dangerous country in the world for journalists.  Legacy media outlets have, understandably, sent fewer and fewer of their reporters into harm's way …
Tom Fudge / KPBS San Diego:
How Do You Create A Free Media Culture In Syria?  —  SAN DIEGO — Americans get news every day out of Syria.  But who is bringing news of the conflict to the Syrian people?  —  A handful of independent Syrian journalists visited San Diego this week, in a trip sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Committee to Protect Journalists / The Huffington Post:   In hopeful sign, two journalists escape Syria
Quentin Hardy / NYT Bits:
Troubles Ahead for Internet Advertising  —  When it comes to advertising, the Internet is at war with itself.  —  Much of the Web relies on advertising income, but anti-ad technology could put a dent in that revenue.  A recent report from the Web service PageFair said that on average 22.7 percent …
Nick Bilton / NYT Bits:
A Tale of Two Online Business Models  —  Over the weekend, the tech blogosphere was in a tizzy over a profile of Marissa Mayer, the chief executive of Yahoo.  —  While some readers slurped up the content in the piece, titled “The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography,” …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Rupert Murdoch's Pay for Latest Fiscal Year Dropped to $28.9 Million  —  UPDATED: The media mogul had made $30.0 million in the previous year before a 3.7 percent decline for the latest period ended June 30.  —  Rupert Murdoch's compensation for the latest fiscal year dropped 3.7 percent to $28.9 million.
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
Cumulus Radio Deal Could Crowd Clear Channel  —  Radio broadcaster Cumulus Media Inc. is close to acquiring one of the country's largest syndicators of radio programming, Dial Global Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that is likely to shake up the industry's competitive landscape.
Ian Burrell / The Independent:
Censure for reporter over Gaza tweet sparks BBC rethink over social media  —  Governing body calls for rethink over use of Twitter but journalists worry about losing credibility  —  The censure of a senior BBC correspondent over his use of Twitter in covering the Middle East …
Discussion: @colrichardkemp
Alex Stedman / Variety:
Stage Play About Life of Rupert Murdoch Opens in Australia  —  “Rupert,” a stage play about the life of News Corp. chairman Rupert Murdoch, opened Thursday in Australia.  —  The Melbourne Theatre Company production, written by prominent Aussie playwright David Williamson …
Michael Rondon / Folio:
Esquire's Paywall Experiment  —  Behind the brand's latest attempt at paid content.  —  Esquire made big news in the world of paid Web content in July, putting one of its magazine features behind a paywall.  “The Prophet”—for sale on for $1.99—wasn't the title's first experience with a paywall though.
Discussion: @hughmcook
Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
APN CEO Miller: Industry needs more women in senior roles  —  The CEO of Australia's third largest publisher APN News & Media Michael Miller has told a forum that there are not enough women in senior leadership position in the sector and urged them “to do more” about the issue.
Discussion: @dangelofisher
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Germany's Bertelsmann Reports Record First-Half Operating Profit  —  The media giant, owner of Random House, BMG and “American Idol” producer FremantleMedia, also saw net income jump to $557 million, the highest figure in more than a decade.  —  BERLIN - German media giant Bertelsmann …
Discussion: paidContent, Bloomberg and Reuters
Lynne Marek / Chicago Business:
Tribune's operating profit drops  —  Tribune Co., parent to 42 local TV outlets and eight major newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, said today that second-quarter operating profit fell 28 percent to $90 million, from $125 million for the same period last year, as both broadcast and publishing revenue declined.
Alexander C. Kaufman / International Business Times:
Exclusive: Aereo To Launch On Android In September, Says CEO  —  Aereo uses tiny antennas to pick up over-the-air signals and beam them to subscribers' iPads and computers.  Courtesy of Aereo  —  Aereo, the upstart television streaming service, plans to launch its product on Android devices in September …
Microsoft Is Said to Be in Talks to Invest in Foursquare  —  Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) is in talks with Foursquare Labs Inc. about a potential investment in the social-media company, according to people with knowledge of the discussions.  —  The talks are at an advanced stage, said two of the people …
Dylan Byers / Reuters:
After Iraq, media skepticism on Syria  —  For a moment, it looked like the media were going to follow quietly along as America bombed Syria.  —  But then the Iraq War — the bad intelligence, the disastrous fallout, the regret — stretched its shadow over the span of 10 long years, and the press sprung into action.
Discussion: @politico and @professorjoe33
Joseph O'Halloran / Rapid TV News:
Akamai dominates cloud video service market  —  Even though some retrenching is expected, the cloud video service market is expected to be worth $2.36 billion by the end of 2013 according to a new survey from ABI Research.  —  The analyst's Cloud Video and Video Hardware Research Service report described …
Lara Setrakian / Tow Center for Digital Journalism:
The Rise of The Single Subject Platform  —  The Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University  —  News has never been more readily available, to users and to the journalists who serve them.  Any reporter with an Internet connection can set up a web-based media outlet, covering a unique beat.
Discussion: @syriadeeply, @mathewi and @digiphile
Jason Zaragoza / AAN:
Small Market, Big Storytelling: A Multimedia Opus for the Rest of Us  —  C-Ville Weekly is out to prove that even smaller-market publications without an in-house development team can produce digital journalism that is attractive, accessible, and affordable.  —  Yesterday the Charlottesville …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest, Thanks:@jzaragoza1
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