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12:00 PM ET, August 10, 2015

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Marty Baron / Washington Post:
Martin Baron statement on conclusion of Jason Rezaian's trial in Iran  —  New statement from Martin Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post: After just four secret hearings in 10 weeks, the sham trial of The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian has ended in Tehran, but it remains unclear even to Jason's lawyer what might happen next.
Discussion: New York Times and DW.COM
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Brian Murphy / Washington Post:
Detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian's final hearing held in Iran, verdict could come within a week
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Vine is a sleeping giant (while everyone is focused on Snapchat)  —  A funny thing happened to Vine, Twitter's short-form video app, after its initial buzz wore off: It kept going.  —  If you haven't checked lately, Vine, launched in early 2013, is still a thing.
Discussion: @gregfromparis, @roter and @mattrhodes
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
NFL signs two-year deal with Twitter to bring game highlights to the social network  —  More Football Is Coming to Your Twitter Feed, Courtesy of a New Deal With the NFL  —  Twitter has a whole lot to figure out right now, starting with basic questions like: Who should be Twitter's CEO?
Callum Borchers / BostonGlobe.com:
Boston magazine unveils Chinese-language edition  —  The bosses at Boston magazine have clearly been reading their own headlines.  —  Ten months after a cover story declared that Boston is “China's Town,” citing a massive influx of money from the Far East, the magazine's first Chinese-language edition is about to hit newsstands.
Discussion: Folio and FishbowlNY
David Uberti / Columbia Journalism Review:
Politico fights for talent and attention as it expands into state gov reporting and Europe while feeding its high-priced paywalled version, Politico Pro  —  Can Politico rise again?  —  The new era began as new eras typically do at Politico, with a memo.  The email flashed into staffers' inboxes …
Tom Gara / BuzzFeed:
In Arabic, The Huffington Post Takes A Stand Against Atheists, Gays, And Selfies  —  In English, the site is best known for its liberal, progressive politics and embrace of popular culture.  But its new Arabic offshoot seems to be heading in a different direction.  —  Huffington Post Arabia
Mark Scott / New York Times:
Ad-blocking regularly used by 200M people worldwide, will lead to $22B of lost ad revenue this year  —  Study of Ad-Blocking Software Suggests Wide Use  —  Guillermo Beltrà spends a lot of time surfing the web.  —  Yet like many avid Internet users, Mr. Beltrà hates …
Geir Moulson / Associated Press:
German prosecutors drop treason probe against journalists  —  3 photos  —  BERLIN (AP) — German federal prosecutors on Monday dropped a much-criticized treason investigation of two journalists who had reported on secret plans to expand online surveillance in Germany.
David Barstow / New York Times:
India accused three TV networks of violating broadcasting regulations by showing interviews critical of a hanging  —  India Warns TV Stations Over Criticism of Hanging  —  NEW DELHI — India's government on Friday accused three television networks of violating broadcasting regulations …
Financial Times:
Pearson expected to announce sale of its stake in The Economist for £400M as early as this week, previously held unsuccessful talks with Hearst Corp  —  Pearson set to offload Economist stake for £400m  —  Pearson is expected to announce the sale of its stake in the publisher …
Discussion: Press Gazette and Seeking Alpha
Glenn Peoples / Billboard:
How Spotify used home page takeovers and playlists to help certain tracks top its global chart  —  What Happens When Spotify Gets Behind an Artist?  A Case Study of Hozier and Major Lazer  —  Streaming has quickly become the way much of the world listens — and its also becoming a path to the stratosphere for artists.
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A profile of the New York Times conference business, a potential $20M enterprise  —  As Print Fades, Part 1: ‘Live Journalism’ at The Times  —  With its announcement last week that one million digital-only subscribers now pay for its journalism, The Times hit a major milestone, and one worth celebrating.
Discussion: @jswatz and @ylichterman
 
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Maria Thomas / Quartz:
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Alex Byers / Politico:
Cable firms and broadcasters face off as FCC prepares to review retransmission consent rules
Ed Sherman / Poynter:
Two-year-old app SportsManias expands the reach of print with team-centric aggregation
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
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Discussion: Free Press Blog and Medium
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
The New Yorker has expanded its video team from 2 to 4 as views are up 294% year-to-date
Discussion: @digiday
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Google to Limit the Number of Ways Brands Can Buy YouTube Ads
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
Sources: European Commission failed to find evidence of collusion between Apple and major music labels to quash free music streaming services