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5:20 AM ET, August 14, 2014


 Top News: 
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald's a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown's shooting as a staging area.  Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby.
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
HuffPo correspondent Ryan Reilly and WaPo reporter Wesley Lowery arrested, assaulted by Ferguson police  —  Huffington Post, Washington Post Reporters Arrested, Assaulted By Ferguson Police  —  Two reporters covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri were arrested by police on Wednesday.
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
WaPo reporter describes arrest; exec editor Marty Baron calls it an assault on press freedom  —  Washington Post reporter arrested in Ferguson  —  Wesley Lowery, a reporter for The Washington Post who has been reporting on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was detained Wednesday evening by police in Ferguson.
National Association of Black Journalists:
NABJ Statement on the Arrests of Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly  —  WASHINGTON (AUGUST 13, 2014) —The National Association of Black Journalists strongly condemns the arrests of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday.
The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post Statement On Arrest Of Reporters In Ferguson  —  Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery were arrested Wednesday in Ferguson, Missouri, where they were reporting on the protests that have erupted following the death of Michael Brown …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Flipboard will introduce videos ads in September with Chanel as an initial partner  —  Social reading service Flipboard is the latest US social network to go down the route of video advertising, following the path of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (soon) and others.
Discussion: Re/code
13 Top Editors On How They Think About Diversity In Their Newsrooms  —  We asked editors from top publications six questions about diversity in their newsrooms.  Here's what they had to say.  —  For journalists, the newsroom diversity conversation is one constantly being had …
Discussion: @mckaycoppins and @goldenwheelcom
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Ann Arbor Chronicle, which is shutting down, brought in $100k/year with staff of two; 38 percent of revenue from readers, the rest from local ads  —  The Ann Arbor Chronicle, a quirky local news startup, is shutting down after six years  —  The post announcing the news …
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
Exclusive: Radio Disney Moving Off Air to Digital  —  23 radio stations to be put up for sale  —  The Walt Disney Co. is looking to sell 23 more radio stations and move its Radio Disney kids programming exclusively to digital distribution.  —  The shift comes because young viewers …
Sam Kirkland / Poynter:
Reddit's press guidelines: Get permission from Redditors before using their content in a list  —  New press guidelines from Reddit — which it's calling “Pressiquette,” a portmanteau I'll be avoiding for the rest of this post — explain how the site is different from other social networking platforms …
Jessica Coen / Jezebel:
Gawker reintroduces pending comments system to combat Jezebel's rape gif problem  —  What Gawker Media Is Doing About Our Rape Gif Problem  —  On Monday, we posted an open letter to the management of Gawker Media, our parent company, regarding an ongoing problem that we here at Jezebel …
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
The Huffington Post Grapples With BuzzFeed's Ascendancy  —  BuzzFeed, fresh off its $50 million new funding round and hiring of a big name ad executive, may be now the hottest company in digital media.  So where does that leave its unofficial predecessor, The Huffington Post?
Discussion: TechCrunch and @digitalshields
Michael Depp / NetNewsCheck Latest:
Scripps experiments with $79.99/year paywall at TV site, going beyond weather and traffic  —  Does Scripps' WCPO Paywall Measure Up?  —  WCPO Insiders, subscribers to The E. W. Scripps Company's unprecedented experiment in gauging how much viewers are willing to pay for premium local content …
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