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7:50 AM ET, August 17, 2015


 Top News: 
New York Times:
Amazon tests how far to push white-collar workers to achieve its ever-expanding ambitions, creating a bruising, data-driven workplace  —  Inside Amazon: Wrestling Big Ideas in a Bruising Workplace  —  SEATTLE — On Monday mornings, fresh recruits line up for an orientation intended to catapult …
John Cook / GeekWire:
Full memo: Jeff Bezos responds to brutal New York Times story, says it doesn't represent the Amazon he leads  —  The cruel and back-stabbing environment described by The New York Times in a recent report on the workplace culture at has struck a nerve with Jeff Bezos …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
The New York Times Company CEO Mark Thompson on NYT's future: digital revenue can exceed print revenue in 5 years  —  Times Reaches Online Milestone, but Many Challenges Await  —  LAST spring, Mark Thompson, chief executive of The New York Times Company, said The Times would soon boast of one million digital-only subscribers.
Discussion: @parrysingh and @jayrosen_nyu
Joe Pinsker / The Atlantic:
Wikipedia's dwindling ranks of volunteer editors struggle to stop editors paid by PR firms  —  The Covert World of People Trying to Edit Wikipedia—for Pay  —  On January 11, 2013, James Heilman, an emergency-room physician and one of Wikipedia's most prolific medical editors …
How ProPublica uncovered AT&T's unique partnership with the NSA by combing through Snowden documents  —  A Trail of Evidence Leading to AT&T's Partnership with the NSA  —  Documents provided by Edward Snowden mention a special relationship between the National Security Agency and an unnamed telecommunications company.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Dave Goldberg in memo to Sony Music: cut costs, focus on digital, move away from new music  —  A Radical Plan to Save the Big Music Labels: Shrink the Big Music Labels  —  A decade and a half after Napster, the music business is finally changing.  But only grudgingly …
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
St. Louis professor on journalism lessons from Ferguson: ‘The impact is ongoing.’  —  Last August, as journalists flooded into St. Louis and Ferguson, Missouri to cover the death and the aftermath of Michael Brown, Amber Hinsely was watching.  She tracked the hashtags as they evolved …
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Graham Readfearn / Guardian:
Climate Feedback allows scientists to grade and annotate news stories on climate science  —  Scientists get tool to mark online climate science media coverage and it's not a rusty teaspoon  —  New project has already scored the “scientific credibility” of climate science stories on CNN …
Discussion: @naypinya
James Cook / Business Insider:
The story of Tidal: How a European startup no one ever heard of got bought by Jay Z and became one of the best-known music companies in the world  —  The story of Tidal: How a European startup no one ever heard of got bought by Jay Z and became one of the best-known music companies in the world
Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:
HBO deal saved Sesame Street from falling licensing revenue, which dropped over 50% since 2008  —  Inside the HBO deal that saved Big Bird and ‘Sesame Street’  —  Rubber Ducky, you were almost sunk.  —  There's a good chance that without HBO stepping in to fund and air Sesame Street …
Discussion: Variety, Thanks:@steverubel
Rachel Raudenbush / Digiday:
Mobile news app Wildcard bets on a card-based design to attract users  —  Just months after Circa folded, Wildcard is betting on card-based mobile news.  —  On Tuesday, the company released version 2.0 of its mobile news app, which, like Circa, uses card-based design and allows users to “follow” stories of interest.
Discussion: @antderosa, The Next Web and TechCrunch
Cora Lewis / BuzzFeed:
BuzzFeed Founder Jonah Peretti: “I Don't Think A Union Is Right” For Staff  —  At a company meeting on Thursday, BuzzFeed's CEO told staff that unionization “isn't something I think would be great for the company.”  —  BuzzFeed's founder and CEO Jonah Peretti has told staff …
Kaelyn Forde / Refinery29:
How New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi reported on the Islamic State's new theology of sexual slavery  —  How One Woman Exposed The Way ISIS Uses Rape As a Weapon  —  Photo: Mauricio Lima/ The New York Times/ Redux.  —  New York Times foreign correspondent Rukmini Callimachi …
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
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Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
The Wall Street Journal plans to personalize push alerts through human curation, algorithms, and customization options
Discussion: @elanazak
Janko Roettgers / Variety:
Live Streaming Platform Firetalk Teams Up With The Young Turks
Discussion: Tubefilter and VideoInk
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Journalists covering Tianjin explosion meet with interference
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
Justice Department releases report on its subpoenas, search warrants, and questioning of journalists in 2014
 Earlier Picks: 
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Maker Studios' integration with Disney hits a few snags over missed performance targets; CEO Ynon Kreiz other other top execs may leave Disney at end of year
William Branigin / Washington Post:
U.N. human rights experts call for ‘immediate release’ of Post's Jason Rezaian
Discussion: @postbaron, @katz and Poynter