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1:20 PM ET, September 2, 2013


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
Campaign Journalism in the Age of Twitter  —  In Timothy Crouse's seminal campaign book, “The Boys on the Bus,” the crusty political reporters settle on the story that they will tell the world at the end of the day.  —  For modern political reporters, the end of the day never arrives.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Egypt accused of jamming al-Jazeera  —  Broadcaster says it has pinpointed four different sources of jamming after commissioning an interference detection company  —  The Egyptian government has been accused of jamming the signal of al-Jazeera, the pan-Arabic news channel, for the past seven weeks.
Al Jazeera English:
Egypt frees four-member Al Jazeera team  —  Four-man team set free after being detained for five days without charge, as three other staff are still in custody.  —  Egyptian authorities have freed a four-member team of Al Jazeera journalists after holding them in detention for five days without charge.
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Frost's Nixon interview helped end ‘age of deference’, says Lord Birt  —  Former producer describes process leading up to ex-president's apology and emphasises late presenter's impact on British TV  —  Lord Birt, the former BBC director general and producer of the late Sir David Frost's …
Discussion: Telegraph
Peter Walker / Guardian:
David Frost: a career in clips
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Exclusive: Japan's Rakuten Acquires Viki Video Site for $200 Million  —  Japan's Internet e-commerce giant Rakuten is set to purchase Viki, a premium video site that has been described as “Hulu for the rest of the world.”  —  The deal was set to be announced next week …
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Esquire to launch weekly tablet edition  —  Esquire is aiming to shake up the monthly magazine market with the launch of weekly tablet edition designed to appeal to a younger generation of readers who grew up on digital content.  The title, Esquire Weekly, launches on 5 September …
Discussion: Media Week and Press Gazette
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A Year in the Life of a Watchdog  —  IT'S a Monday morning in August — last Monday, to be precise — and more than 500 e-mails have arrived in the public editor's in-box.  Some are spam.  Some are requests for corrections or assignments, which can be sent to another desk.
Spiegel Online:
NSA Spied On Al Jazeera Communications  —  Arab news broadcaster Al Jazeera was spied on by the National Security Agency, according to documents seen by SPIEGEL.  The US intelligence agency hacked into protected communication, a feat that was considered a particular success.
Ami Sedghi / Guardian:
Vogue, Tatler and other high-end women's magazines target teen market  —  Observers say move is attempt to secure future generation of readers in industry suffering endemic declines in print sales  —  With parted blonde locks, bubblegum pink lips and a knitted jumper thrown over a denim shirt …
Discussion: WWD and TechCrunch
Chris Ariens / TVNewser:
‘Fox News Watch’ Says Goodbye  —  “Fox News Watch” can now be added to the pantheon of canceled cable news shows.  Jon Scott hosted the final edition of FNC's long-running media criticism show this weekend.  “Thanks for making News Watch part of your weekend,” said Scott …
Noreen Malone / The New Republic:
The Onion Is The Country's Best Op-Ed Page.  Seriously.  —  I largely dislike reading op-ed columnists.  All too often, columnists hem and haw and posture and drop references to their famous friends and fancy trips.  They make points that are obvious.  They are overly pious.  They hew to the party line.
Discussion: @honourablehusba and @tnr
Felix Salmon:
Do online business models matter?  —  Nick Bilton has an odd column up about Business Insider and NSFWCorp — two publications which he has picked to represent the “reliant on ad revenue” and “reliant on subscription revenue” business models, respectively.  He's particularly interested …
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