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8:55 PM ET, September 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Joshua Benton / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When print constrains digital: layout, workflow, structure  —  You may have seen Paul Farhi's interview with Jeff Bezos in today's Washington Post, the newspaper he's buying for $250 million.  If you saw it in print, you found it on Page A1, on the left below the fold.
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post's next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper  —  Jeffrey P. Bezos, the next owner of The Washington Post, says he doesn't have all the answers for what's ailing the newspaper industry or for the financially challenged news organization he is preparing to buy.
Don Reisinger / CNET:
Amazon offically announces all-new Kindle Paperwhite  —  The device leaked earlier today on a forum, and now, Amazon has confirmed its existence.  —  Amazon has officially announced its second-generation Paperwhite after the company mistakenly released details earlier today.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon accidentally reveals new Kindle Paperwhite and September 30th release date  —  Ahead of any official announcement, Amazon briefly listed an updated, second-generation Kindle Paperwhite on its website this morning.  As spotted by users at this Croatian forum, the product listing suggests …
Geoffrey King / Committee to Protect Journalists:
Journalist Barrett Brown faces prison for posting hyperlink  —  Tomorrow, a federal judge will weigh a prosecutor's motion for a gag order in connection with the U.S. government's prosecution of journalist Barrett Brown.  The motion represents a troubling turn in an already-troubling case for press freedom …
Nick Wingfield / NYT Bits:
Amazon Pairs Print and Digital Books With New Program  —  For most readers, print and electronic books are an either-or proposition.  There just isn't a compelling reason to buy both editions of one book, at least not at full price.  —  Amazon is about to test how much appetite …
Susan Hogan / Poynter:
College papers cutting back on print editions  —  At least three college newspapers announced this month that they're going to cut their print schedules — the University of Illinois' Daily Illini, the University of Missouri's The Maneater and San Diego State University's The Aztec.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Veteran Journalist Going To Work For John Kerry  —  NEW YORK — Veteran journalist Douglas Frantz is joining the State Department as assistant secretary of state for public affairs, according to a source familiar with the move.  An official announcement is expected Tuesday.
Discussion: LA Observed and The Wrap
Christopher Heine / Adweek:
Yahoo Hires Former AOL Exec to Run Ad Business  —  Yahoo has officially tapped Ned Brody—who held a number of executive titles for AOL during the last decade—to run its ad sales for North America and South America.  The announcement ends months of speculation that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer …
Caysey Welton / Folio:
Grand View Media Group Acquires Moose River Media  —  The company is looking to capitalize on Moose River's social communities.  —  Grand View Media Group, a division of EBSCO Industries, has acquired green and agricultural publishing company, Moose River Media.
Columbia Journalism Review:
Divided we fall  —  Journalism matters; it's time to start acting like we believe it  —  In the July/August issue of CJR, Francesca Borri wrote a powerful essay about the plight of being a freelancer, and a woman, covering the Syrian civil war for Italian media.  The reaction to her piece was impassioned and global.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
VEVO Hires Nielsen Digital Exec Jonathan Carson As Chief Revenue Officer  —  Ever since launch, music video distributor VEVO has been working to increase monetization of its digital properties, highlighting the pure volume of videos and high engagement that viewers have on its site …
Discussion: AdAge and Financial Times
CBS win squeezes Time Warner Cable's margins - analysts  —  (Reuters) - CBS Corp won large increases in the fees it will receive from Time Warner Cable Inc in its agreement with the cable operator that ended a month-long blackout of CBS, Showtime and other channels in key cities, analysts said.
Ryan Lawler / TechCrunch:
With Time Warner Cable Deal, CBS Seeks To Ensure Its Digital Future
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Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP's Matt Apuzzo And Adam Goldman Crack Open Secretive Institutions, From NYPD To CIA
Discussion: Gawker and Capital New York
Margaret Sullivan / The Public Editor's Journal:
The ‘Mysterious’ Disappearance of a Quotation Has a Mundane Explanation
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Cord-cutting reality: Pay-TV industry loses 217,000 subscribers
 Earlier Picks: 
Patrick Smith / TheMediaBriefing:
Future hit by revenue slowdown and cost challenges as 55 jobs go
Press Gazette:
Channel 5's Geoff Hill is the new editor of ITV News
Discussion: ITV and Guardian
Matthew Siegel / New York Times:
News Corp.'s Tight Grip on Australia's Papers Shapes Its Politics