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7:30 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 …
Discussion: @alisternburg
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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
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: DW.COM and FishbowlDC
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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 …
 
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