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4:00 AM ET, August 11, 2015

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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 …
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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 …
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 …
Discussion: @praeburn
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.
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: FishbowlDC and DW.COM
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Andy / TorrentFreak:
Anti-Piracy Group Hits Indie Creators For Using the Word ‘Pixels’  —  Tens of millions of DMCA-style notices are sent to online services every week complaining about copyright infringement.  While most are accurate, some contain errors.  —  Some take screwing up to a whole new level.
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
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 go of dozens of employees in a new round of layoffs, VentureBeat has learned.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Cord-Cutting Gets Ugly: U.S. Pay-TV Sector Drops 566,000 Customers in Q2  —  Cord-cutting headaches for pay TV have now progressed beyond just a dull, throbbing pain.  —  Cable, satellite and telco TV companies suffered their worst-ever quarterly subscriber declines for the three months ended June 30 …
Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
Trinity Mirror allowed to appeal £1.2m payout to phone-hacking victims  —  Company says it wants hearing at Court of Appeal to take place ‘as soon as reasonably possible’  —  Trinity Mirror has been granted permission to appeal the £1.2m in payouts made to eight victims of phone hacking by its Mirror titles.
Discussion: mUmBRELLA and Media Law Prof Blog
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Football fans need to cry foul on clubs that ban journalists  —  ootball clubs have been upset by critical newspaper coverage for as long as there have been football clubs and newspapers.  Club owners and managers were discomforted with leaks about sensitive transfer negotiations …
Discussion: @davidtpegg
The New York Times Company:
James Poniewozik Joins The New York Times As Chief TV Critic  —  New York Times culture editor Danielle Mattoon announced that James Poniewozik will be joining the culture desk as chief television critic.  The full memo is below:  —  “I am delighted to announce that James Poniewozik …
 
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