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10:30 AM ET, September 8, 2014


 Top News: 
David Carr / New York Times:
With Videos of Killings, ISIS Sends Medieval Message by Modern Method  —  The ostensible purpose of the recent videos that show the beheadings of two American journalists by Islamic militants is to deter attacks — your missiles on our positions will beget our knives on Western hostages — but the true aim is to spread dread and terror.
James Doleman / The Drum:
Questions remain over new press regulator IPSO as it launches  —  Today (8 September) sees the launch of a new regulator for the press as the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) replaces the Press Complaints Commission (PCC).  —  Why IPSO?  —  The PCC, which was set up in 1990 …
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Victims of press intrusion brand new regulator Ipso a sham  —  Parents of Milly Dowler and Madeleine McCann among signatories of letter attacking publishers for rejecting Leveson  —  Madeleine McCann's parents Kate and Gerry were among 30 victims of press intrusion who signed the letter.
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
Twitter Announces Its First Commerce Product — A “Buy” Button On Mobile  —  After months of reports and rumors, Twitter is announcing its first commerce product.  —  The company first signaled its interest in this area last year, when it hired former Ticketmaster CEO Nathan Hubbard to lead its commerce team.
Jessica E. Lessin / The Information:
The Information announces two hires, including WSJ media reporter Martin Peers as columnist  —  Welcome Martin Peers and Stephen Nellis!  —  I am delighted to announce that Martin Peers, a longtime Wall Street Journal media reporter and editor, is joining The Information as a columnist.
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Bloomberg News Stands Out With Editorial Policy to Not Report on Itself  —  On the Forbes list of the world's billionaires, Michael R. Bloomberg appears at No. 15, with a net worth of $33.6 billion.  But on his own company's ranking, the Bloomberg Billionaires index, he appears nowhere.
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Chuck Todd's ‘Meet the Press’ debut: A straight-talking work in progress  —  There was no revolution Sunday as Chuck Todd debuted as host of “Meet the Press,” NBC's venerable, venerated and vulnerable talk show.  Little about Todd's first hour redefined Sunday talk-showing as we know it.
Jason Deans / Guardian:
Ex-NotW deputy and features editors to stand trial on phone-hacking charges  —  Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson charged with conspiring with ex-editor Andy Coulson to illegally intercept voicemail messages  —  Neil Wallis and Jules Stenson, the former deputy editor and features editor of the News …
Discussion: The Drum
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why California's smartphone ‘kill switch’ law should concern journalists  —  An antitheft measure creates the risk that the government could interfere with newsgathering  —  Imagine this.  —  You're a journalist covering a street protest, and the local police chief doesn't like the photos you're tweeting from your iPhone.
Discussion: @jonathanwpeters
Pamela Engel / Business Insider:
Reddit Just Banned The Subreddit Where People Were Posting The Celebrity Nude Images  —  The page that served as a centralized hub of leaked celebrity nude photos has finally been banned from Reddit.  —  Reddit said in a statement that the site “deplore[s] the theft of these images” …
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Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
Strategy Analytics study of 6k TV viewers finds only 18% watch TV and Twitter simultaneously
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Mike Allen / Politico:
Benny Johnson, former BuzzFeed editor fired for plagiarism, gets hired as National Review's social media director
Ken Doctor / Nieman Lab:
Inside the Toronto Star's $10 million niche print business
Discussion: @sladurantaye