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5:05 AM ET, August 4, 2015


 Top News: 
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Twitter adds experimental News tab in Android and iOS apps, with tweets from pre-approved publishers  —  Twitter Experiments With A ‘News’ Tab  —  Twitter wants to make its best stuff easier to find.  —  Starting today, some U.S. Twitter users will see a News tab appear in their Twitter apps.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
How AJ+ embraces Facebook, autoplay, and comments to make its videos stand out  —  It's been a year since AJ+, Al Jazeera's bet on a mobile-centric future, debuted.  AJ+ eschews a news website in favor of an app and focuses heavily on video, and its strategy for audience growth is dependent on social media.
Discussion: @niemanlab
Associated Press:
Mexico City mayor vows full probe of journalist slaying  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico City's mayor said Monday that no expense will be spared and no line of investigation ignored in the hunt for the killers of four women and a photojournalist, who had fled the state where he worked fearing for his safety.
Glynnis Macnicol / ELLE:
Churning out clickbait provided a living during the lean years, creating lingering shame but also skills like speed and confidence  —  My Private Shame: You've Fallen for My Clickbait Headlines  —  I spent years creating the type of content people loved.  And I hate myself for it.
Discussion: @megancarpentier and @vonverena
David Barstow / New York Times:
India Blocks 857 Pornography Websites, Defying Supreme Court Decision  —  NEW DELHI — Without warning or explanation, the Indian government this weekend ordered Internet service providers to block access to 857 pornography websites that had been singled out by an anti-pornography activist.
Discussion: @aparna_jain, Engadget and TorrentFreak
Clifford Coonan / Hollywood Reporter:
Kobe Bryant, China's Alibaba Team on ‘Muse’ Documentary  —  Bryant, Alibaba and Sina will also team up on branded products for online platforms.  —  Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has announced a wide-ranging deal with Kobe Bryant's company to release the L.A. Laker star's recent Showtime …
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Chernin/AT&T joint venture Otter Media rebranding as Ellation, with new goal to build 30 to 50 paid niche video channels  —  Chernin, AT&T Set Brand for New Online Video Venture: Ellation (Exclusive)  —  Otter Media, the joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Police drop charges against 2 journalists arrested in Ferguson  —  American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri  —  On Monday, the ACLU of Missouri announced that journalists Trey Yingst and Bilgin amaz will not face charges by St. Louis County Police.  Both were arrested while reporting from Ferguson, Missouri.
Sydney Ember / New York Times:
Investors, including The Daily Mail, purchase Tiger Beat magazine for $2M, plan to revive it  —  Tiger Beat Magazine Is Revived With a New Vision  —  Tiger Beat, the magazine whose flattering photographs of young pop stars and actors made it a favorite of teenage girls, has found its Prince Charming.
Gurman Bhatia / Poynter:
How a 17-year-old Daily Dot reporter, William Turton, broke the New York Magazine cyber attack story  —  Meet the 17-year-old who breaks cybersecurity news  —  William Turton was transcribing interviews at The Daily Dot office when he got the information that Planned Parenthood's website had been hacked.
David Ingram / Reuters:
Appeals court in District of Columbia will hear oral arguments in lawsuits challenging net neutrality on Dec. 4  —  U.S. court to hear lawsuits over ‘net neutrality’ in December  —  A U.S. appeals court will hear oral arguments on Dec. 4 in lawsuits that challenge the Federal Communications Commission's …
Hank Green / Medium:
YouTube vlogger Hank Green accuses Facebook of distorting video viewing figures, hosting and encouraging stolen content  —  Theft, Lies, and Facebook Video  —  Facebook says it's now streaming more video than YouTube.  To be able to make that claim, all they had to do was cheat, lie, and steal.
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Vice's new channel will not be a ‘pink ghetto’, editor-in-chief insists  —  Broadly will focus on issues mainstream media fails to cover adequately such as abortion and LGBT rights, says Tracie Egan Morrissey  —  Vice's new channel Broadly won't be a “pink ghetto” catering only to women …
Discussion: @alexbarinka and @hello_ninajoyce
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Deborah Gage / Wall Street Journal:
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