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5:25 AM ET, September 3, 2014

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Associated Press:
US Says Sotloff Beheading Video Is Authentic  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says it has determined that a video showing the brutal killing of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff is authentic.  —  Islamic State extremists released the video showing Sotloff's beheading on Tuesday.
Discussion: Globe and Mail, Fox News, BBC and @nscpress
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The Wire:
ISIL Has Reportedly Beheaded Journalist Steven Sotloff  —  ISIL has released a second video allegedly showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff, according to SITE Intelligence Group.  The terrorist group had previously claimed Sotloff would be killed if the U.S. continued to attack in Iraq in a video released Aug. 19.
Uri Friedman / The Atlantic Online:
The Stories Steven Sotloff Told  —  On the work of the American journalist reportedly murdered by ISIS  —  “The civilians of Aleppo are trapped in a violent stalemate, left to endure a war whose suffering and hardships grow larger with every passing day.  Though NATO Secretary-General …
Washington Post:
New Post publisher: Strong Washington ties and longtime interest in the news business  —  Washington Post owner Jeffrey P. Bezos is replacing publisher Katharine Weymouth with Frederick J. Ryan Jr., a former Reagan administration official who was part of the founding leadership team of Politico.
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Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
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 of the founding leadership team of Politico, a primarily digital news organization …
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Katharine Weymouth's resignation completes the close of the Graham era at the Washington Post  —  In a word, unsurprising.  Katharine Weymouth's announced resignation today as Washington Post publisher simply completes the ownership change initiated a year and a month ago when Amazon's Jeff Bezos bought the paper.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Bloomberg Politics Hires Slate's Dave Weigel As New Venture Prepares For Launch  —  NEW YORK — Bloomberg has hired Dave Weigel, a senior political reporter at Slate, for its new politics venture, which is being helmed by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.  —  The forthcoming Bloomberg Politics brand …
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David Weigel / Slate:
Why I'm Leaving Slate for Bloomberg Politics  —  This blog does not believe in lede-burying, so here you go: On Sept. 19 I'll be leaving Slate to work for Bloomberg Politics.  I'll be covering exactly what I cover now, but at a different address.  Slate's politics and policy coverage will fall …
Kara Swisher / Re/code:
AOL's Brand CEO Susan Lyne Stepping Down to Run Women-Focused Fund for Company  —  Susan Lyne, the longtime media exec who has been CEO of AOL's brand group from early 2013, is stepping down from that role to run a venture fund inside the New York-based media company aimed at women-led digital startups.
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Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Associated Content Founder Luke Beatty Is Now In Charge Of AOL's Tech Blogs (Including This One)
Discussion: @mjmanos
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
The Washington Post launches The Most, an aggregation of trending stories from partner sites and The Post  —  Yet another new site for The Washington Post, this time aimed at aggregation  —  Thanks in part to the recent Bezosian cash infusion, things have been busy over at The Washington Post.
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
Reddit unveils its first mobile app for Ask Me Anything (AMA) interviews on iOS  —  Reddit to Launch Mobile App for AMAs (Exclusive)  —  Reddit has made its long-awaited entry into the mobile app category with one devoted to its most popular attraction, the Ask Me Anything (AMA) interviews.
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Time Warner's Warner Bros. Studio plans buyouts and possible layoffs to boost profit  —  Warner Bros. Studio Said Planning Buyouts to Boost Profit  —  Time Warner Inc. (TWX)'s Warner Bros. unit plans to offer buyouts to an unspecified number of workers as part of a drive to increase profit …
 
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