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8:20 AM ET, August 10, 2015


 Top News: 
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
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
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 …
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.
Callum Borchers /
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: FishbowlNY
Maria Thomas / Quartz:
India's smartphone boom is triggering a wave of podcast experiments  —  Although selling air conditioners kept Abhishek Kumar busy enough, he was still looking for a hobby.  A decade ago, a friend from college came up with the idea of bantering with Kumar and then uploading the recorded conversation …
Todd C. Frankel / Washington Post:
Lawyers for detained Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian say a hearing Monday could be last one before a verdict  —  Trial of Post reporter detained in Iran may be nearing end  —  The drawn-out, closed-door trial of a Washington Post journalist detained in Iran on charges that include espionage could be nearing an end.
Discussion: Washington Post
Alex Byers / Politico:
Cable firms and broadcasters face off as FCC prepares to review retransmission consent rules  —  Reckoning nears in TV's fraught relations with providers  —  If the explosion in cable cord-cutting and on-demand video has turned the steady television business into the Wild West …
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Writers at Vice Media vote to unionize by joining Writers Guild of America East  —  Writers at Vice Media Vote to Unionize … Writers at Vice Media have voted to unionize, said people familiar with the matter, giving organized labor its biggest foothold yet in digital media newsrooms.
Ed Sherman / Poynter:
Two-year-old app SportsManias expands the reach of print with team-centric aggregation  —  SportsManias believes it can expand reach of newspaper sports team coverage  —  Tim Stephens doesn't think newspapers are dying.  Quite the contrary, especially when it comes to sports.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Report establishes new formula for evaluating quality of local news  —  How do you measure the health of a local news market?  Is it the quality and size of the local daily?  The number of reporters in attendance at weekly city council meetings?  The size of the audience each outlet has?
Jordan Valinsky / Digiday:
The final ‘Daily Show’ garners 185,000 tweets; the GOP debate 1.7 million  —  Sixteen years and nearly 2,700 episodes later, Jon Stewart signed off from the ‘Daily Show’ one final time last night.  —  Comedy Central has been promoting his last week of show with the hashtag #JonVoyage (get it? …
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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
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Intercept is developing editorial standards for using anonymous sources
Discussion: @petersterne and The Next Web
Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
GOP debate was watched by 24M viewers, highest-rated primary debate in TV history