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12:05 PM ET, September 2, 2014


 Top News: 
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Profile of Politico's founding CEO and new Washington Post publisher Fred Ryan  —  Post names Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as new publisher  —  Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos is replacing Publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part …
Washpostpr / Washington Post:
Katharine Weymouth announces plans to step down as publisher, Fred Ryan selected as successor  —  In a note to her Washington Post colleagues of 17 years, Katharine Weymouth today announced the transition to a new Publisher and CEO.  She said, “The greatest honor of my life has been serving …
Jim Romenesko:
Washington Post publisher Katharine Weymouth's farewell memo to staff  —  ‘The Post will be in excellent hands,’ says departing publisher Katharine Weymouth  —  Washington Post publisher's farewell note to staff:  —  From: Weymouth, Katharine  —  Sent: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 9:00 AM
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest and @lheron
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
A look inside NYT Obituaries department with 1700 pre-written obits of famous figures on file  —  Obituaries for the Pre-Dead  —  If you can read this, then you are almost certainly pre-dead.  —  For my colleagues and me, the world cleaves, portmanteau-style, into two neat compartments: the dead and the pre-dead.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @ellenbarrynyt
Christine Haughney / New York Times:
Mental Floss finds success in video with “The List Show” using star power of John Green  —  Mental Floss Is Buoyed by Online Video  —  For decades, magazine editors often relied on a handful of maxims to attract readers: Young is better than old.  Pretty is better than ugly.
Emily Bell / Guardian:
We cant let tech giants, like Facebook and Twitter, control our news values  —  Accountability must become part of Silicon Valley's culture and we can't leave editorial processes down to algorithms  —  Several years ago, Vint Cerf visited the Guardian in his capacity as Google's …
Chris Buckley / New York Times:
Hong Kong Newspaper Drops Democracy Advocate's Column  —  HONG KONG — A Hong Kong hedge fund manager who has rallied support from bankers and brokers for the city's pro-democracy movement said Tuesday that a leading business newspaper had dropped his long-running column.
Discussion: The Week
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts  —  Ten years.  That's how far away in the past the Google IPO lies.  Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media.  Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  —  The asymmetry is staggering.
Hilary Lewis / Hollywood Reporter:
Piers Morgan Officially Exits CNN, Says He Declined Two-Year Deal  —  His eponymous talk show ended in March  —  Piers Morgan is no longer with CNN, the host tweeted Tuesday morning.  —  His talk show, Piers Morgan Live, was canceled in February, with the final episode airing at the end of March.
Bertel King, Jr. / Android Police:
YouTube Fan Funding available in US, Japan, Mexico, Australia; Google to take 5%+ cut in US  —  YouTube Now Offers Fan Funding In Four Countries - Here's A Look At How It Works  —  YouTube thrives off the videos produced by independent content creators all over the world …
Jordan Crook / TechCrunch:
Snapchat Steps On Twitter's Toes, Lets You Follow Remote Events Live  —  Snapchat has just updated its app with a brand new Live section that will incorporate Our Story into everyone's feed, regardless of location.  Our Story is a Snapchat product that lets users contribute snaps to a single Story …
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Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
London police seize phone records of The Sun's political editor Tom Newton-Dunn to identify source of Plebgate story, without his knowledge
Nick Toner / WAN-IFRA:
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Discussion: @antderosa
Marc Graser / Variety:
After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?
Discussion: @ustream
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Discovery Digital Networks Head Jim Louderback Resigns
Discussion: Jim Louderback
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Shekhar Gupta quits as India Today Group editor-in-chief after two months
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