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11:45 PM ET, September 3, 2013


 Top News: 
Washington Post:
Jeffrey P. Bezos visits The Post to meet with editors and others  —  The Jeffrey P. Bezos era at The Washington Post had its symbolic beginning at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, when the high-tech magnate indulged in a decidedly low-tech ritual: striking a triangle to summon editors for their afternoon meeting.
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.
Discussion: @tednesi, @jbenton, @chanders and @niemanlab
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Jeffrey Bezos, Washington Post's next owner, aims for a new ‘golden era’ at the newspaper
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 …
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.
Brendan Nyhan / Columbia Journalism Review:
Get off the bus!  —  Why access-based campaign coverage is a dead end  —  CNN's Peter Hamby has written a must-read retrospective on coverage of the 2012 Romney campaign.  His report, “Did Twitter Kill the Boys on the Bus?  Searching for a better way to cover a campaign” …
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 …
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
Cord-cutting reality: Pay-TV industry loses 217,000 subscribers  —  Cord-cutting continues to nibble away at the U.S. pay-TV industry.  According to a SNL Kagan report released Tuesday, the industry suffered a net loss of 217,000 subscribers in the second quarter of this year compared to the same period last year.
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.
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
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Neil Young's Pono music service plans to launch in early 2014  —  Pono, the music service spearheaded by Neil Young, will launch in early 2014, according to a Facebook post penned by Young himself.  The musician took to Facebook Tuesday to sing the praises of the service …
Discussion: CNET
Robert Channick / Chicago Tribune:
Classified Ventures exploring sale of  —  Chicago-based Classified Ventures LLC is exploring “strategic alternatives” for its business, the company announced Tuesday.  —  The move puts the 15-year-old apartment rental Web site on the market, but does not affect …
Edmund Lee / Bloomberg:
News Corp. Sells Local Newspapers to Fortress Investment  —  News Corp. (NWSA), the publisher of the Wall Street Journal, sold a collection of local newspapers such as Oregon's Ashland Daily Tidings and Massachusetts' Cape Cod Times to private-equity manager Fortress Investment Group LLC.  (FIG)
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
AP's Matt Apuzzo And Adam Goldman Crack Open Secretive Institutions, From NYPD To CIA  —  WASHINGTON — Don't get Associated Press reporters Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman started on the lack of transparency in the New York Police Department.  “For the most part, they don't respond,” Apuzzo …
Discussion: Gawker and Capital New York
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