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9:15 AM ET, August 14, 2015


 Top News: 
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Saudi Arabia to require online media to have commercial registration and office space, while editors-in-chief need college degrees and Saudi citizenship  —  Saudi Arabia announces more restrictions on online media  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns new restrictions …
Miranda Ward / mUmBRELLA:
News Corp CEO lashes Google for piracy, zealotry and kleptocracy at Lowy Institute event  —  News Corp CEO Robert Thomson has accused Google of “piracy, zealotry and kleptocracy”, labelled LinkedIn a “pretender” and described the redistribution of content created by journalists as “unnatural”.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple's live TV streaming service now slated for 2016 launch as licensing talks stall  —  Apple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall  —  Apple Inc. customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service …
Mark Stevenson / Associated Press:
Reporter Juan Santos Carrera killed in bar attack along with a reputed gang boss and four others in Veracruz; two other reporters fired for being at scene  —  Reputed gang leader, reporter, 4 others killed in Mexico  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five gunmen burst into a bar early Thursday …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and RYOT News
Julie Makinen / Los Angeles Times:
Mongolia has 3M inhabitants, 138 TV stations, 111 newspapers, 90 magazines, and 72 radio stations  —  Mongolia is awash in media choices with even a remote yurt hooked up to 60 channels  —  Deep in a desolate, rocky canyon, about 10 miles from the nearest paved road and even farther from any power line …
Discussion: @juliemaklat, @latimes and @gbaterdene
James Warren / Poynter:
Q&A with Lowell Peterson, executive director of the Writers Guild of America East, on dealing with traditional vs. new media companies like Gawker and VICE  —  Who's the leader behind the union moves at Gawker, VICE and Salon?  —  Journalists at Gawker Media, VICE and Salon are now brothers …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Russian censors remove Reddit from their registry of banned websites after Reddit deletes offending post  —  Reddit Responds After Being Threatened, Banned And Unbanned By The Russian Government  —  Reddit has had a pretty bizarre last few days in Russia.
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why the charges against Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly in Ferguson are absurd  —  Earlier this year, Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery bet on whether St. Louis County prosecutors would file charges against them after their arrests last summer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Editorial cartoonists' association calls on Los Angeles Times to review evidence used to justify dropping Ted Rall for factual discrepancies  —  Cartoonists call for review of tape used as evidence to cut ties with Ted Rall  —  The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is calling …
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo names former Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson as global editor-in-chief to oversee digital magazines, reporting to Kathy Savitt  —  Former Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson Joins Yahoo  —  She joins the tech giant as global editor-in-chief overseeing the company's suite of digital magazines.
Discussion: Yahoo, WWD and @mathewi
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Nicole Spector / Adweek:
Advertisers increasingly investing in Facebook's autoplay video strategy, embedded instead of interstitial and sound muted as default
Sahil Patel / Digiday:
With BI Films, Business Insider ventures into long-form video
Discussion: The Hill
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Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal:
As reading of e-books on phones increases, publishers are rethinking content for small screens
Discussion: TeleRead
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
New episodes of Sesame Street to air on HBO, nine months before airing on PBS, starting this fall
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Vertical video gains acceptance as viewers spend more time on phones and tablets