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5:55 PM ET, August 2, 2014


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Ken Kurson / The New York Observer:
Remembering War Correspondent Jim Frederick, 42  —  Jim Frederick (via Facebook).  —  On my first day at Money magazine in January 2001, this guy I kinda knew named Scott Medintz was assigned to walk me around the office and introduce me.  Everyone had these large offices with a window …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Times Foreign Editor Responds on Israeli Censorship  —  Isabel Kershner and Fares Akram reported Friday in The Times that detailed information about a kidnapped Israeli soldier would be subject to a rare instance of Israeli military censorship.  The passage from the article reads as follows:
Discussion: @bungdan, Gawker, Mondoweiss and @jswatz
Catherine Taibi / The Huffington Post:
Times Of Israel Publishes Op-Ed About ‘When Genocide Is Permissible’, Then Deletes It  —  The Times of Israel published, and then deleted, a piece Friday by a blogger suggesting that genocide was a “permissible” way to solve the conflict in the Middle East.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
More Online Publishers Let Readers Fill the Space  —  To most English speakers, “platform” is a noun.  But among news organizations, it is quickly becoming a verb.  —  For publishers, the new meaning of “to platform” is something akin to: Take a traditional media company and add technology …
Kelly McBride / Poynter:
NPR One app potential is huge  —  Public radio and podcasts have taken on an increasing role in my life.  I listen while running, cleaning, cooking, driving long distances or taking public transportation, mostly times when I can afford to multitask, but can't be looking at video or don't want the added work of reading text.
Vauhini Vara / New Yorker:
Amazon's Failed Pitch to Authors  —  In May, the publishing company Hachette revealed that the online retailer Amazon had been delaying shipment of physical books published by Hachette while the companies argued over how e-books should be sold on Amazon.  Since then, the public-relations war between …
Andrew Flanagan / Billboard:
Source says no immediate layoffs at Beats, but a large number of positions could be eliminated in the next 3 to 12 months  —  Beats and Apple Dispute Reports of Layoffs  —  Apple and a source close to Beats are disputing the characterization in recent reports that a significant round …
Hannah Karp / Wall Street Journal:
With Apple-Beats Deal Complete, Ian Rogers To Run iTunes Radio
Federica Cherubini / Mediashift:
When Data Drives the News: A Look at Analytics Beyond the Page View  —  Below is a report on analytics and their role in the newsroom, one part of a continuing World Editors Forum blog series on the Trends in Newsrooms 2014 report.  Read the other installments here: Part one, part two, part three and part four.
James Fallows / The Atlantic Online:
On David Frum, the New York Times, and the Non-Faked “Fake” Gaza Photos  —  What they reveal about the three words that are journalists' only source of self-respect  —  1. A colleague at the Atlantic made a major journalistic error this week.  As he has himself admitted, in the first half of a post on our site.
Tom Cheredar / VentureBeat:
‘Reddit Live’ tool pushes everyone's favorite news sharing site in a bold new direction (exclusive interview)  —  NOTE: GrowthBeat — VentureBeat's provocative new marketing-tech event — is a week away!  We've gathered the best and brightest to explore the data, apps, and science of successful marketing.
Discussion: SocialTimes and PSFK
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Mail did not reveal to PCC or Leveson that News of the World hacked staff  —  Four Mail on Sunday journalists were told by the police in 2006 that their mobile phones had been hacked  —  Vital evidence about phone hacking was withheld from the Press Complaints Commission when it held …
Discussion: @peterjukes and @colvinius
Deutsche Welle:
Journalist Greenwald refuses to speak to Germany's NSA scandal inquiry  —  Journalist Glenn Greenwald has refused to speak to a German parliamentary inquiry on the NSA scandal.  He said the Bundestag's decision not to interview Edward Snowden is indicative of the committee's “empty symbolism.”
Discussion: TwitLonger and Talking Points Memo
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Ed Christman / Billboard:
Jody Gerson Named Head of Universal Music Publishing Group
Brian Steinberg / Variety:
Disney Renews Carriage Deal With NCTC, Adding Sports Networks and Digital Rights To Mix
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
News Corp. closes $416-million deal for romance publisher Harlequin
Discussion: News Corp and Publishers Weekly
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