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11:45 AM ET, September 5, 2013

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Washington Post:
Jeff Bezos to his future Washington Post journalists: Put the readers first  —  Jeffrey P. Bezos had a simple bit of advice for the staff of the newspaper he'll soon own: Put readers, not advertisers, first.  Don't write to impress each other.  And above all, “Don't be boring.”
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Erik Wemple:
Jeff Bezos and the Internet's aggregational appetites  —  In an interview with The Washington Post's Paul Farhi, Jeff Bezos, The Post's next owner, spoke of a new, reader-centric “golden era” for the newspaper.  En route to that era, however, Bezos cited a challenge or two.
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Bezos courts Washington Post editors, reporters  —  The Washington Post's new owner Jeffrey P. Bezos, long wary of journalists, held a series of meetings with the paper's editors and reporters Wednesday, saying that he is optimistic about the future of journalism and wants to create a …
Jessica Meyers / Politico:
Jeff Bezos new to journalism — but not free speech issues
Erik Wemple:
Washington Post Magazine struggles with advertising relationship  —  The Washington Post Magazine's Aug. 11 Education Issue came out a bit on the thin side.  It contained a helpful cover story on how to emerge from college with a job.  One of the lessons: Lots of students who pursue a degree …
Discussion: Poynter, @smencimer and @huffpostmedia
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Sun and Mirror journalists unite to show support for colleagues in court  —  More than 30 turn up at Westminster magistrates' court as nine face charges over alleged unlawful payments  —  More than 30 Sun and Daily Mirror journalists have put in a show of support at a central London court …
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:   The Sun's stolen mobile ‘conspiracy’: They were just reporters doing their jobs
Janis L. Magin / Pacific Business News:
HuffPost Hawaii only adds to the world's distorted view of Paradise  —  Nearly 20 years ago, I was stuck in the middle seat of a five-seat row on a connecting flight from Chicago to Honolulu.  The woman seated to my left, who was from Iowa, asked whether I had been to Hawaii before, and I told her I had.
Discussion: FishbowlNY
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Janis L. Magin / Pacific Business News:
Huffington, Omidyar launch HuffPost Hawaii website
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
25% of people have posted anonymous comments, Pew finds  —  A quarter of all Internet users have posted anonymous comments, a Pew study about online anonymity says.  —  But when it comes to posting any material online, people “are more likely than not to attach their name or a recognizable screenname …
Wall Street Journal:
Showdown Looms for Dish, ESPN  —  Dish Network Corp. chairman Charlie Ergen has long railed against the high cost of sports on TV.  Now he has a chance to do something about it.  —  Dish's agreement to carry ESPN, the highest profile and most expensive of the national sports channels, expires at the end of September.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Is Barrett Brown a journalist or an activist?  Regardless of the answer, his case is an outrage  —  By now, most people have probably heard of Edward Snowden, the former CIA contractor who leaked the NSA's surveillance documents, as well as Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning, the Army private who leaked diplomatic cables to WikiLeaks.
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Kevin Krause / Crime Blog:
Federal judge issues gag order on attorneys in criminal case of man tied to hackers
Discussion: Daily Dot
Eric Nicholson / Unfair Park:
Barrett Brown Agrees to Stop Talking to the Media
Tiffany Kary / Bloomberg:
Fortress to Create ‘New Media’ Through GateHouse Bankruptcy  —  Fortress Investment Group LLC (FIG:US) plans to create a newspaper and website company, New Media, through the bankruptcy of its GateHouse Media Inc. (GHSE:US) and the recently purchased assets of Newcastle Investment Corp. (NCT:US)
Yahoo!:
Introducing Our New Logo!  —  We're excited to share the new Yahoo logo with you.  It will begin appearing across Yahoo properties globally tonight.  —  We wanted a logo that stayed true to our roots (whimsical, purple, with an exclamation point) yet embraced the evolution of our products.
Kara Swisher / AllThingsD:
Former Yahoo and Microsoft Media Exec Scott Moore Tapped as Cheezburger President and COO  —  Cheezburger, the Seattle-based humor site famous for LOLcat photos, has hired well-known former Yahoo and Microsoft exec Scott Moore as its new president and COO.  —  Moore will be “responsible …
Mike Shields / Adweek:
Pressure Mounts on Yahoo's De Castro  —  Yahoo finally got its latest ad savior yesterday when the company officially announced that former AOL executive Ned Brody will become svp of Americas, reporting directly to chief operating officer Henrique De Castro.
Joel Simon / Columbia Journalism Review:
Identity crisis  —  Why journalists should drop the push for special protection and just defend freedom of expression  —  Are you a journalist?  A Turkish police officer fires tear gas during an anti-government rally near Taksim Square in Istanbul in July.
Discussion: @freedomofpress and @jcstearns
Om Malik / GigaOM:
New season, new manager: Tom Krazit is GigaOM's new Executive Editor  —  If it wasn't obvious, Labor Day means the end of summer in the United States.  In Techlandia, however, it is start of a brand new season — a season of new product launches, rumors, speculation and vociferous debates.
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
Britain to Examine Why BBC Severance Payments Exceeded Contract Terms  —  LONDON — Of the BBC and its money, mostly provided by ordinary Britons who pay a fee to watch television, there is no end to the argument, or the accounting.  The House of Commons Public Accounts Committee will hold …
Don Davis / Variety:
Mediaset Doing Just Fine Despite Berlusconi Verdict  —  Conviction on tax evasion charges puts Teflon Don on the defensive politically, but leaves his TV empire untouched  —  Silvio Berlusconi's conviction last month on tax fraud charges might have seemed like a closing chapter in his long and colorful career.
Andrew Leonard / Salon:
The Internet's next victim: Advertising  —  What the story of AdBlock Plus tells us: The online economy is broken, and won't be easy to fix  —  “Everyone agrees that advertising on the Internet is broken,” says Till Faida, CEO of Adblock Plus, creator of by far the most popular ad-blocking software on the Web.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Says The Site Is Profitable, With 85M Uniques And 300+ Employees  —  BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti published a memo to employees today that laid out some details about the site's growth, as well as its plans for the coming year.
 
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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
NSA Media Coverage Skyrocketed In The Wake Of Snowden Leaks
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David Yanofsky / Quartz:
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Associated Press:
Second Journalist Killed in Philippines in a Week
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Sony 4K TV Internet Video Service Will Bump Into Bandwidth Caps
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