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9:20 AM ET, September 20, 2016

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Jack Shafer / Politico:
Cable news' panicked coverage of the pipe bomb explosions gives us the impression that we are at risk, despite that modern life is safer than ever  —  Goaded by politicians and cable, a safer-than-ever America goes into full red alert mode.  —  In a rational world, we would interpret …
Margaret Sullivan / Washington Post:
Snowden may have broken the law but it was to serve his country, publicizing mass surveillance measures, some of which were illegal - he deserves a pardon  —  President Obama's administration has an unfortunate record of prosecuting whistleblowers, some of whom have been important sources for journalists.
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Glenn Greenwald / The Intercept:
The Washington Post editorial board calls for prosecution of Edward Snowden, the paper's source for stories that won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for public service
Rick Edmonds / Poynter:
Gerry Lenfest buys Empirical Media Advisors and hires its CEO Jim Friedlich as executive director of the Institute of Journalism in New Media in Philadelphia  —  After nine months of searching, Philadelphia philanthropist Gerry Lenfest has found someone to lead the nonprofit to which he donated the city's two newspapers.
Stefan Nicola / Bloomberg:
Vox Media, owner of The Verge and Recode, has asked its VP of International, Jonathan Hunt, to consider opportunities for foreign expansion, devise a strategy  —  Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on Reddit Share on Google+ E-mail Vox Media Inc. …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Arianna Huffington discusses Thrive Global, her new corporate wellness company set to launch Nov. 30; new hires are from Time, NYT and YouTube  —  With her namesake news website, Arianna Huffington helped change digital media.  She has a loftier ambition for Thrive Global, her new corporate wellness company.
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Draft RIAA report: US music streaming revenue grew 57% to $1.6B in the first half of 2016 and accounted for almost half of industry sales  —  Popularity of online listening offsets plunging album revenue  —  U.S. industry poised for second straight year of sales growth
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter no longer counts photos, videos, GIFs, polls, and Quote Tweets against the 140-character tweet limit  —  Beyond 140 characters  —  Tweets are holding steady at 140 characters, but a variety of additions to your tweets will no longer count against that limit..As The Verge reported last week …
Maxwell Tani / Business Insider:
Profile of Joe Seales, CEO of Right Side Broadcasting Network, the website best known for its YouTube channel that live-streams almost every Donald Trump speech  —  Joe Seales was a stay-at-home dad between jobs.  Then he started watching Donald Trump's speeches.
 
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Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
The Dallas Morning News' Clinton endorsement, its first of a Democrat in 75 years, led to protest outside building and an unspecified number of cancelled subs
Erik Wemple / Washington Post:
Interview with Joe Kahn, the new managing editor at The New York Times, on how the newsroom is changing, diversity, more
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