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7:05 AM ET, August 21, 2014

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Washington Post:
U.S. staged secret Syria operation in failed bid to rescue Foley, other journalists, hostages  —  U.S. staged secret operation into Syria in failed bid to rescue Americans  —  On Wednesday, President Obama spoke at a news conference in Martha's Vineyard about American journalist James Foley …
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Tom Risen / US News:
James Foley and Syria's News Repression  —  Syria was ranked the most dangerous nation for journalists like Foley, who was kidnapped and murdered.  —  Journalist James Foley rests at a Libyan airport in 2011.  Foley was later captured in Syria, which one press freedom group has deemed …
Discussion: @usnews
James Ball / Guardian:
James Foley and the daily horrors of the internet: think hard before clicking  —  Outcry over footage of Foley's apparent beheading raises difficult questions about editorial ethics - and our own choices  —  With depressing frequency in this summer of diverse horrors, we hear tales …
Kim Williams / Sydney Morning Herald:
Former CEO Kim Williams calls News Corp leaks a festival of vengeance  —  During my time at News Corporation there were frequent frustrating leaks, much like the one this week, a comprehensive set of numbers on the company's Australian enterprises.  —  The leak, published in Crikey …
Discussion: @gay_alcorn and Guardian
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Nic Christensen / mUmBRELLA:
Crikey agrees to destroy copies of leaked News Corp financial statements
Nikhil Pahwa / MediaNama:
Thomson Reuters emails Indian digital publisher Medianama: we'll take your articles if you don't tell us not to  —  Thomson Reuters: we'll take your articles if you don't tell us not to  —  We received a email from Thomson Reuters last evening, informing us that unless we write …
Ben Sisario / New York Times:
SoundCloud to incorporate ads, allow artists to collect royalties, prepares to introduce paid subscriptions  —  Popular and Free, SoundCloud Is Now Ready for Ads  —  SoundCloud is the ubiquitous wild child of the digital music world.  Without paying artists or record companies …
Ryan Grim / The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post teams up with Beacon Reader to fund a local journalist reporting in Ferguson for a year  —  The Huffington Post Is Not Leaving Ferguson  —  What happens in Ferguson and the St. Louis metro area the day after everybody leaves?  —  It's a question on the minds of nearly every resident …
Charlotte Higgins / Guardian:
BBC looks beyond the walled garden in a changing media world  —  In part eight of our nine-part series, Charlotte Higgins looks at how 20 years ago the BBC was a fortress in a broadcasting world it largely invented itself, and how viewing habits are changing and the technical innovator …
Discussion: @chiggi and @arusbridger
Lockhart Steele / The Verge:
Vox's Lockhart Steele commits to blogging again, hints at turning Chorus CMS into platform  —  The retro-futuristic future of blogging  —  I've been thinking about ecosystems lately.  As we're digging deeper into YouTube at Vox Media, I'm coming to appreciate the ways YouTube personalities interact …
Natalia Zinets / Reuters:
Ukraine bans Russian TV channels for airing war ‘propaganda’  —  (Reuters) - Ukraine has blocked 14 Russian television channels from its cable networks to stop them spreading war propaganda, an Interior Ministry official said on Tuesday.  —  Television news has played a vital role …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Startup NimbleTV Expands ‘Virtual Cable’ Service, Drawing Legal Scrutiny  —  It's not exactly Aereo, but startup NimbleTV — which offers existing pay-TV subscribers access to their channels and DVR recordings over the Internet — has attracted the attention of industry lawyers who are examining whether the service is legally in bounds.
Discussion: Multichannel News
Hadas Gold / Politico:
NYT will comply with Afghanistan's order for correspondent Matthew Rosenberg to leave country  —  NYT's Rosenberg expelled from Afghanistan  —  The New York Times will comply with an order from the Afghan attorney general's office ordering correspondent Matthew Rosenberg to leave the country …
Discussion: New York Times, RT and FishbowlNY
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Chris Smith / Digiday:
Mobile traffic surpasses desktop for top UK publishers
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Steve Cavendish / News, Nashville Scene:
The Tennessean's ‘newsroom of the future’ means cuts, turmoil and rock-bottom morale at present
Tamara Baluja / J-Source:
Newspapers Canada reveals proposal for a national press council
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