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11:25 PM ET, September 2, 2014

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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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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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 …
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)  —  So I guess TechCrunch has a new boss.  —  As first reported by Re/code's Kara Swisher, and confirmed by AOL, Susan Lyne is stepping down from her role as CEO of AOL's brand group …
Discussion: @mjmanos
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
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. … Today, another new website joins the ranks of these ventures.  The Post's The Most will feature links to …
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.
Craig Silverman:
Craig Silverman joins Tow Center to research how news organizations can debunk misinformation  —  Researching rumors and debunking for the Tow Center at Columbia University  —  I'm happy to share that I've been named a fellow with the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at Columbia University.
David Holmes / PandoDaily:
Smashing Pumpkins' drummer, now a CEO, wants to save the music industry through tech  —  In the 1990s, few bands were more adored by critics and fans than the Smashing Pumpkins.  Combining the brute force and technical chops of heavy metal, the ambition and theatricality of arena rock …
Discussion: @sterlewine and @pandodaily
 
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