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10:20 PM ET, August 20, 2014


 Top News: 
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 …
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 …
Josh Halliday / Guardian:
UK warns that viewing, downloading or sharing Foley video may be a crime under terrorism legislation  —  Police warn sharing James Foley killing video is a crime  —  Met says passing on clip of Isis militant murdering US journalist on social media could lead to proseution under anti-terror laws
Caroline Moss / Business Insider:
Twitter Won't Suspend NY Post And Daily News For Posting Grisly James Foley Covers  —  When the news of James Foley's beheading by jihadist group ISIS started to make headlines yesterday, there seemed to be a common plea: Don't tweet graphic images from the video showing the American photojournalist's gruesome death.
Siraj Datoo / BuzzFeed:
Twitter To Suspend Accounts Of Anyone Tweeting Graphic Images Of Photojournalist's Alleged Execution
Obama condemns killing of photojournalist James Foley
Michael B Kelley / Business Insider:
Questions mount over how Jim Foley, believed to be held by Assad, was captured by ISIS
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 …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Startup that places women in tech jobs plans journalism vertical  —  News organizations have one great advantage over tech companies, Katharine Zaleski says: They're used to people working remotely.  “For years now, decades, newsrooms have been set up where someone can work remotely because of the bureau system,” she said.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Medium plans to launch its digital magazine for music next month, edited by Jonathan Shecter, co-founder of The Source  —  Next Up on Medium's List: A Music Magazine  —  Medium, the startup led by Twitter co-founder Evan Williams, is preparing its next foray into Web publishing: A digital magazine dedicated to stories about music.
Discussion: PandoDaily, @mattdennewitz and @olli101
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Barnes & Noble and Samsung officially launch the $179 ‘Galaxy Tab 4 Nook’  —  Barnes & Noble and Samsung today unveiled a new Nook-branded tablet at a press event in New York.  The $179, 7-inch “Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook” is available today.  —  Speaking on stage at the event …
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 …
Chris Smith / Digiday:
Mobile traffic surpasses desktop for top UK publishers  —  The top newspaper and magazine publishers in the U.K. have now crossed the mobile-desktop audience threshold, with many reporting that over half their audience now views their content on mobile and tablet devices.
Discussion: Business Insider
Steve Cavendish / News, Nashville Scene:
The Tennessean's ‘newsroom of the future’ means cuts, turmoil and rock-bottom morale at present  —  Future Shock  —  Chas Sisk had had enough.  —  The Tennessean had just fired Sisk and the entire staff of the paper the day before and asked them to reapply for their jobs.
Dennis Romero / LA Weekly:
Eyeing Latino market, BuzzFeed improves newsroom diversity by hiring Latino reporters  —  BuzzFeed Aims at Latino Audience With L.A. Hires  —  For decades, journalism groups have pressured news outlets to hire more minorities, particularly Latinos in Southern California.
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