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8:10 AM ET, October 12, 2015


 Top News: 
Brian Stelter / CNN:
Washington Post's Jason Rezaian sentenced in Iran; verdict is unknown  — A verdict has been issued in the espionage trial of jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian  —  (CNN)An Iranian court has handed down a verdict in the espionage trial of jailed Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian …
Marty Baron / Washington Post:
New statement from Martin Baron on The Post's Jason Rezaian  —  Statement from Martin Baron, Washington Post executive editor: The guilty verdict announced by Iran in the trial of The Washington Post's Jason Rezaian represents an outrageous injustice.  Iran has behaved unconscionably throughout this case …
Discussion: Poynter, NBC News and The Week
Thomas Erdbrink / New York Times:
Amid Reports of Jason Rezaian's Conviction, Iran Hints at Prisoner Exchange  —  TEHRAN — The Washington Post said on Monday that its correspondent Jason Rezaian, who has been jailed for 14 months in Iran on espionage charges, had been convicted after a trial that ended two months ago.
Discussion: Washington Post and Poynter
Jane Martinson / Guardian:
Interview with The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet on the news org's finances, digital rivals, Jill Abramson, more  —  Dean Baquet: ‘My goal is to keep the number of reporters really high at the New York Times’  —  The NYT executive editor on his paper's global appeal …
New York Times:
Source: Apple disables Apple News in China, likely to avoid requirement to censor content  —  Apple Is Said to Deactivate Its News App in China  —  HONG KONG — Apple has disabled its news app in China, according to a person with direct knowledge of the situation, the most recent sign …
Cynthia Littleton / Variety:
Dish and Tegna reach a multiyear carriage deal, ending 24-hour blackout on 46 TV stations in 38 markets  —  Dish Network, Tegna Reach Deal Ending Station Blackout in 38 Markets  —  Dish Network is restoring 46 Tegna-owned network affiliate stations to its lineup, ending a more than 24-hour blackout in 38 markets.
Discussion: Business Wire and The Wrap
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Inside Boston Globe's niche website strategy as it plans to launch its third standalone news site Stat on health, medicine, and life sciences this fall  —  Inside The Boston Globe's niche website strategy  —  Publishers have traditionally heard “niche” and thought small.
Discussion: AdExchanger
Aida Alami / New York Times:
Moroccan Government Cracks Down on Journalists and Activists  —  RABAT, Morocco — As he sits in a jail cell with seven other inmates, Hicham Mansouri, an investigative journalist, worries about his colleagues on the outside.  —  For now, at least, they remain free.
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
FCC weighs cable, entertainment, and tech industry arguments about who can make changes to UI of TV set-top boxes  —  Does the Future of Television Belong to the Device or the App?  —  This week, the FCC hears reaction to a controversial proposal.  The MPAA says it violates the U.S. Constitution.
Garett Sloane / Digiday:
Cinemagraphs, still photos with motion in one part only, are becoming increasingly popular  —  'Rich man's GIF': Stock photography sites rush to the cinemagraph craze  —  Cinemagraphs are becoming ubiquitous on social media, and stock image agencies are looking to capitalize on their popularity.
Discussion: @digiday
Sandip Roy / Firstpost:
Images on social media, some fake, encourage communal violence and feed media distrust in India  —  Welcome to Digital India: Communal revolution will be WhatsApped from Muzaffarnagar to Dadri  —  We are not a country of beggars and elephants and snakecharmers.  —  This is a new India of Whatsapp and smartphones and
Amar Toor / The Verge:
Eight-year-old video-on-demand service MUBI has survived in spite of Netflix by curating a selection of classic films and art house releases for $4.99 per month  —  How a small streaming site became the Netflix for indie film  —  In February 2007, about a month after Netflix began streaming movies online …
Discussion: Fast Company
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