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8:35 AM ET, August 19, 2015


 Top News: 
Carol Morello / Washington Post:
Washington Post Tehran correspondent Jason Rezaian steels himself for verdict as wife and mother fear acquittal unlikely  —  After 13 months in Iranian jail, Post reporter ‘steeling himself’ for verdict  —  Tuesday is visitors' day for Jason Rezaian, the day that Iranian authorities permit …
Discussion: Al Bawaba and CNN
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 …
Jeanine Poggi / Ad Age:
NBCUniversal's investment in BuzzFeed and Vox could help expand the company's data-driven ad products  —  What NBCU's Investments in BuzzFeed, Vox Could Mean for Advertising  —  NBCU Could Gain Access to BuzzFeed's ‘Pound’ and Vox's ‘Chorus’  —  Even Small Businesses Are Ready for Marketing Automation
Jonah Peretti / BuzzFeed:
In email memo, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti says NBCUniversal investment will allow the site to extend its reach to TV and film
NBCUniversal announces a $200M investment in BuzzFeed, will explore strategic partnerships
Mike Shields / Wall Street Journal:
Huffington Post Teams Up With Live Streaming Service YouNow on Weekly Show … The Huffington Post is rolling out a live weekly video series, called HuffPost Now, aimed at millennials through a partnership with the live streaming service YouNow.  —  YouNow lets people stream live video footage …
Discussion: PR Newswire
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.
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 …
Discussion: @nicknotned and @kayelbee
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
Martin Beck / Marketing Land:
Facebook passes Google as top referral source for large news sites for a second time, based on data  —  For Major Publishers, Facebook Referral Traffic Passes Google Again  —  Continuing the trend of social media referral traffic gains, data shows the social network pulling ahead …
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 …
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 …
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
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Jasper Jackson / Guardian:
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Scott Roxborough / Hollywood Reporter:
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