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4:45 AM ET, August 20, 2015


 Top News: 
Gene Demby / Race : NPR:
The unrelenting struggles, trauma, and emotional fatigue endured by black reporters on the ‘black death’ beat  —  How Black Reporters Report On Black Death  —  On an unbearably hot August afternoon last summer, I was walking along West Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. …
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.
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
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
John D. McKinnon / Wall Street Journal:
The Wall Street Journal says Iranian allegations of spying by Middle East reporter Farnaz Fassihi are completely false, outlandish, and irresponsible  —  The Wall Street Journal Rebuts Iranian Charges of Spying by Its Reporter  —  Newspaper describes allegations as ‘completely false’
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 …
Myles Udland / Business Insider:
Chart from Wall Street research firm Pacific Crest shows top eight cable providers saw subscriptions fall 463K in Q2 2015 up from decline of 141K in Q2 2014  —  This is the scariest chart in the history of cable TV.  —  What we're looking at here, via Wall Street research firm Pacific Crest …
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
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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
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
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Agence France-Presse:
Worker who eluded Charlie Hebdo attackers says TV and radio news coverage put him in danger
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