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9:15 PM ET, August 18, 2015


 Top News: 
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan criticizes paper's Amazon story, says it needed more balance and context  —  Was Portrayal of Amazon's Brutal Workplace On Target?  —  Soon after The Times's massive takeout on the culture of Amazon's workplace ("Where overachievers go to feel bad …
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Study: 11% of iOS users report using Apple Music, 64% of those who use it now say they're likely to subscribe after free trial  —  Early Apple Music stats show major opportunities for growth, user retention, conversion from rival services  —  A new study from research firm MusicWatch shares …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Huffington Post, unmoved by polls, keeps Trump in celeb section  —  Donald Trump is still the Republican presidential frontrunner, the man to beat in a crowded field of hopefuls.  —  But at the Huffington Post, Trump remains no more of a legitimate candidate than Sharon Stone.
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
How The Skimm's passionate readership helped its newsletter grow to 1.5 million subscribers  —  To hear Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin tell it, when they launched their email newsletter The Skimm three years ago, they had no plan for creating an engaged community around it.
Discussion: @mathewi, @justinnxt and @rafat
Corey Hutchins / Columbia Journalism Review:
Local newspapers experiment with publishing video through Roku and Amazon Fire TV devices to compete with local TV news  —  How local papers are looking ‘over the top’ as part of a new model for video  —  The governor comes to Big Beaver Elementary.  A rescue crew pulls a body from the Ohio River.
Discussion: @cgraves and @calkinsdigital
Jeff John Roberts / Fortune:
Meet the young, fearless lawyer behind Gawker, Heather Dietrick  —  Meet the young, fearless lawyer behind Gawker  —  Journalists confront powerful people.  When those people strike back, it's good to know a lawyer.  That's especially true at Gawker Media, which takes particular glee …
Chad Swiatecki / Austin Business Journal:
Demand Media, publishers of eHow, Cracked, and Livestrong, will close its Austin office, affecting about 30 employees with layoffs or transfers  —  Media company leaving Austin; layoffs confirmed  —  Demand Media Inc., a California-based online content provider, is closing its Austin office.
Discussion: The American Genius
Agence France-Presse:
Worker who eluded Charlie Hebdo attackers says TV and radio news coverage put him in danger  —  French prosecutors probe media coverage of Paris attacks  —  Paris (AFP) - Did French media endanger the life of a man in January by revealing he was hiding in a printing shop …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
RCFP and a coalition of 38 news organisations call on St Louis authorities to drop charges against reporters Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly  —  News organizations protest Ferguson charges against reporters  —  The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press and a coalition of 38 news …
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
The web traffic for the world's biggest publishers dropped dramatically in April — and nobody can agree why  —  Many of the world's biggest and best-known online news publishers saw significant drops in traffic between March and April this year.  It appears Facebook might be a culprit in some way …
Joe Sutherland / Wikimedia blog:
Study of how Wikipedia responds to breaking news, including speed of editing, use of sources, and range of contributors based on a sample story  —  How Wikipedia responds to breaking news  —  Wikipedia is capable of covering news like any news agency.  Photo by Kai Mörk, freely licensed under CC BY 3.0 (Germany).
Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
Netflix increases standard monthly subscription in Europe from €8.99 to €9.99  —  Netflix Raises Subscription Price in Europe  —  In order to “continue providing good series and films,” the streaming service increases its standard monthly subscription to just over $11.
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
CNN International, BBC World News, CNBC didn't make clear that some shows were sponsored by NGOs, foreign governments, charities, says UK watchdog Ofcom
Raymond Snoddy / Mediatel:
New book, The BBC Today: Future Uncertain, reveals insider details behind BBC's negotiations with government over cuts
Jon Lafayette / Broadcasting & Cable:
TV to get $10B in political ad spending during 2015-16 elections, digital to top $1B
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