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1:40 AM ET, August 20, 2015

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Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Weather Channel hires bankers to explore sale, is considering selling only its digital business  —  Weather Channel Said to Hire Morgan Stanley, PJT to Seek Sale  —  The owners of the Weather Channel have hired the banks Morgan Stanley and PJT Partners Inc. to explore a sale, according to people familiar with the matter.
Margarita Barrero / INMA:
Journalists at El Colombiano add readers' comments to a Twitter story, which later appears in both print and digital newspapers  —  El Colombiano reaches new audiences through Twitter storytelling  —  Twittercrónica is a story-telling tool born in the Internet.
Discussion: @mathewi
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 …
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
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 …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Ashley Madison owner Avid Life Media sent DMCA takedown request for tweets showing company details  —  Ashley Madison Sent Me a DMCA Request for Tweeting 2 Cells of a Spreadsheet  —  As journalists (and probably criminals) dig through the cache of internal documents and customer data leaked …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
The Wall Street Journal Rebuts Iranian Charges of Spying by Its Reporter  —  Newspaper describes allegations as ‘completely false’  —  The Wall Street Journal on Wednesday rebutted charges of spying against one of its reporters that appeared recently in Iranian media outlets.
Madison Mainwaring / The Atlantic:
Only two full-time dance critics remain at US newspapers as arts coverage declines  —  The Death of the American Dance Critic  —  Misty Copeland has become something of a household name in recent months.  In late June, she became the first black ballerina to be named principal at American Ballet Theater …
Jack Marshall / Wall Street Journal:
Digital Media Consumption Is Booming as Investment Floods In  —  Here's some good news for online publishers: People in the U.S. are consuming more digital media than ever before, and their appetite for it is only growing.  —  According to data from online measurement firm comScore …
Chris Sutcliffe / TheMediaBriefing:
The Economist's managing director of circulation, Michael Brunt, describes how the publication is using apps to drive global growth  —  The Economist's Michael Brunt on refining the journey from consumer to subscriber  —  Michael Brunt, chief marketing officer and managing director …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Suzanne Kapner / Wall Street Journal:
Wal-Mart, Kohl's, and Sears cut back on newspaper circulars as retailers turn to digital, social, and radio marketing  —  Retailers Cut Back on Newspaper Circulars  —  Wal-Mart, Kohl's and Sears shift strategy; each reported sluggish sales for the second quarter
 
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William Turvill / Press Gazette:
Lloyd's List to launch ‘Intelligence’ print magazine Sept. 7, will publish ten issues a year
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google Is Opening A YouTube Production Studio In Mumbai, India
Lara O'Reilly / Business Insider:
Committee for Advertising Practice releases guidance for UK video bloggers specifying paid content must be disclosed
Agence France-Presse:
Worker who eluded Charlie Hebdo attackers says TV and radio news coverage put him in danger
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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
Discussion: The American Genius
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Huffington Post, unmoved by polls, keeps Trump in celeb section
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
New York Times Public Editor Margaret Sullivan criticizes paper's Amazon story, says it needed more balance and context