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8:40 AM ET, August 11, 2015


 Top News: 
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery charged with trespassing and interfering with police officer for Ferguson incident last year  —  Washington Post reporter charged with trespassing, interfering with a police officer  —  A Washington Post reporter who was arrested at a restaurant …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly to face trespassing and interfering with police officer charges stemming from 2014 Ferguson incident  —  Washington Post Reporter Wesley Lowery Charged For Doing Journalism In Ferguson  —  “You'd have thought law enforcement authorities would have come to their senses about this incident.”
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr ask to file amicus brief in movie studio suit against MovieTube, which seeks broad site-blocking SOPA-like power  —  Tech Giants to Hollywood: Stop Trying to Resurrect SOPA  —  Google, Yahoo, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr file a brief to the MPAA …
Discussion: @alisternburg
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
New York Times day editor talks about how the newsroom has changed to deliver better mobile push alerts: filing stories in chunks, global coordination, more  —  Push it: A look behind the scenes of a New York Times mobile alert  —  Editor's note: This is the first in a series of stories …
Georg Szalai / Hollywood Reporter:
ITV Acquires Minority Stake in MCN Channel Mum  —  ITV, led by CEO Adam Crozier, said Tuesday that it has acquired a minority stake in Channel Mum, a multi-channel network targeting mothers.  —  Financial details and the size of the stake weren't disclosed.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
Source: StumbleUpon to lay off about 70 of its 100 employees this week after failing to raise new round  —  StumbleUpon lays off dozens after failing to raise new round, source says  —  Content discovery company StumbleUpon was unable to secure more venture capital funding and is now letting …
Joe Mayes / Bloomberg Business:
Johnston Press reports digital revenue up 17.5% in first half of 2015 and digital audience up 20%  —  Johnston Press Sales Fall as U.K. Election Curtails Ad Spending  —  Johnston Press Plc, the second-biggest publisher of local newspapers in the U.K., reported declining half-year sales as companies cut print advertising spending.
Tom Corrigan / Wall Street Journal:
Filmed Entertainment, owner of DVD mail-order service Columbia House files for bankruptcy, lists total assets of about $2M, liabilites of about $63M  —  Columbia House Owner Files for Bankruptcy  —  Parent seeking sale of former mail-order music seller  —  The owner of onetime mail-order …
Jesse McKinley / New York Times:
Charges dropped after 3 years in case that New York journalist said was police retaliation for his investigation of local police  —  Prostitution Charge Dropped in Case an Albany Journalist Called Retaliation  —  ALBANY — In March 2012, just blocks from the State Capitol …
Discussion: @occupywallstnyc and @shannl18
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Is a Viable TV Alternative For Advertisers, But Some Are Wary of Commitment  —  Last week was one to forget for the TV industry, which got hammered by mounting fears of cord-cutting and the realization that TV is losing some of its grip on marketers.
Discussion: @digitalshields
Doug Bolton / The Independent:
Journalist Rasim Aliyev killed in Azerbaijan after criticising a football player on Facebook  —  Aliyev was beaten by a group of men who lured him to a meeting, claiming to be relatives of the footballer  —  A journalist from Azerbaijan was killed after he was attacked by football fans for criticising a popular footballer.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
As it grows, The Marshall Project finds plenty of partners, but fundraising is still not easy  —  The U.S. criminal justice system is in the spotlight.  Presidential candidates are speaking out on reforms without hesitation.  Each new disturbing video of a police encounter gone wrong …
Discussion: @niemanlab
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Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
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