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4:10 PM ET, August 1, 2015

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Lucy Dalglish / Philip Merrill College of Journalism:
American Journalism Review to cease publication; archives and site to remain available  —  AMERICAN JOURNALISM REVIEW TO CEASE ONLINE PUBLICATION  —  COLLEGE PARK, Md. - American Journalism Review will no longer be published by the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
A look at the Washington Post's Knowledge Map, which provides context within articles, and how it could work in the future  —  How The Washington Post built — and will be building on — its “Knowledge Map” feature  —  Say you're reading a long story — one that picks up on a lot …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
LinkedIn asks its top 500 “Influencers” for blanket permission to syndicate posts, with no money changing hands  —  LinkedIn Starts Building a Syndicated Content Network  —  LinkedIn has gotten a lot of mileage out of the free content that famous people like Richard Branson write for the social network.
Discussion: @startupljackson
Ben Mook / Current:
American Public Media Group lays off 10 in Minnesota, ends Wits radio show, finalizes sale of South Florida stations  —  American Public Media Group lays off 10 in newsroom, cancels ‘Wits’  —  Comedian Patton Oswalt evokes the Karate Kid in a 2013 appearance on Wits.  The show announced its cancellation this week.
Discussion: Star Tribune and MinnPost
Brendan James / International Business Times:
Salon.com Recognizes Union, Ending Monthlong Standoff With Editorial Staff  —  The liberal website Salon.com on Friday recognized its editorial staffers' request to form a union late Friday, ending a monthlong standoff between writers and managers at the 20-year-old publication, International Business Times has learned.
Jennifer Palmieri / Hillary for America:
Clinton campaign writes New York Times Executive Editor Dean Banquet, slamming the rush to publish and the delay in correcting its story on emails  —  Letter to the New York Times' Dean Baquet  —  Dear Mr. Baquet:  —  I am writing to officially register our campaign's grave concern …
Kate Connolly / Guardian:
Germany halts treason inquiry into journalists after protests  —  ‘For the good of media freedom’, Germany's prosecutor general suspends investigation into reporters who said state planned to boost surveillance  —  A treason investigation into two journalists who reported that the German state planned …
Discussion: The Intercept
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Cyrus Farivar / Ars Technica:
Germany is investigating two journalists at Netzpolitik tech and politics site for treason after they published secret spy documents
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Samsung Invests $2 Million in User-Video Aggregator Jukin Media  —  Jukin Media, which has built a business based on user-generated video with more than 1 billion monthly views on YouTube and other platforms, has raised $2 million in funding from consumer-electronics giant Samsung.
Discussion: VideoInk and Tubefilter
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
How Al Jazeera's AJ+ Became One Of The Biggest Video Publishers on Facebook  —  Al Jazeera isn't exactly the media brand that comes to mind as a top choice for today's news junkies.  And yet, a year after its launch, Al Jazeera's AJ+ offshoot has emerged as a huge success story, thanks largely to Facebook video.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
Freedom Of The Press Foundation Sues DOJ Over Its Secret Rules For Spying On Journalists  —  The wonderful Freedom of the Press Foundation is now suing the US Justice Department for refusing to reveal its rules and procedures for spying on journalists.  You can read the complaint here.
Sarah Stillman / New Yorker:
A tribute to a young black community journalist, Charnice Milton, killed in Washington, D.C.  —  Death of a Young Black Journalist  —  On the night of May 27th, Charnice Milton, a twenty-seven-year-old journalist, was heading home from an assignment.  She'd stopped to transfer buses in Anacostia …
 
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