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8:50 PM ET, September 2, 2014

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
Ben Fenton / Edelman Editions:
Laugh at The Times typewriter noise idea - but slower tech leads to a better news product  —  The Typewriter - still a technology?  —  The Times this week began pumping the sound of typewriters into its newsroom, much to the initial bafflement of reporters, who couldn't work out where the sound …
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
At CNN, growth areas include kids, sports, digital; news gathering and Atlanta staffers worry  —  ‘Turner 2020’ will reshape CNN  —  Last week Turner Broadcasting officially embarked on its “Turner 2020” plan, offering buyouts to some 600 veteran employees.
 
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London police seize phone records of The Sun's political editor Tom Newton-Dunn to identify source of Plebgate story, without his knowledge
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Margalit Fox / New York Times:
A look inside NYT Obituaries department with 1700 pre-written obits of famous figures on file
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After Twitch, Is Ustream the Next Billion-Dollar Target?
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