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4:15 PM ET, August 27, 2017

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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Inside Houston's Space City Weather, a side project by Eric Berger, Ars Technica's senior space editor, covering flooding with a neighbor's voice  —  On a slow weather day, Space City Weather gets about 5,000 pageviews.  On Friday, as Hurricane Harvey stewed in the Gulf before dumping catastrophic amounts …
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Brian Stelter / CNNMoney:
Newspapers drop paywalls and TV networks add hours for news as Hurricane Harvey soaks Texas
ESPN:
Pay-per-view issues delay Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight  —  The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor main event Saturday night in Las Vegas will be delayed due to pay-per-view outages.  —  “Due to the overwhelming demand, capacity of cable systems around the country are being overwhelmed.
Cristiano Lima / Politico:
Former White House aide Sebastian Gorka says he will return to Breitbart, where he was once national security editor, in an undefined role  —  Former White House aide Sebastian Gorka said Saturday he will return to Breitbart News, reuniting him with longtime ally and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.
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Facebook hires Liz Spayd, former New York Times public editor, as a consultant to help with its “transparency” efforts  —  She has also worked at the Washington Post and Columbia Journalism Review as a top editor.  —  Facebook has recently hired former New York Times public editor Liz Spayd …
Nick Stockton / Wired:
The urgency of the news cycle since the election has created a new type of anxiety: news FOMO  —  Where were you when covfefe happened?  I was deep in middle-seat torpor on a red-eye to New York City.  By the time I had touched down and wended my way through the outer boroughs to a desk …
Gary Baum / Hollywood Reporter:
Profile of Cooper Hefner, Playboy's chief creative officer, as the magazine brings back nudity and attempts to go upmarket  —  Cooper Hefner has assumed creative control at the brand his father launched 64 years ago as he brings nude images back to the magazine while lamenting the company's involvement …
Discussion: AOL
Li Yuan / Wall Street Journal:
Toutiao, a Chinese news aggregator that uses deep learning to tailor feeds to individual users, says it has 120M DAUs and made $900M revenue in 2016  —  Apps that supply news streams tailored to individual users by algorithms are China's fastest-growing mobile segment
Discussion: @wsj and @edwardroussel
Tyler Fisher / Politico:
How partisan Twitter users saw and shared different narratives of Charlottesville  —  How partisan Twitter users saw and shared different narratives of Charlottesville and the aftermath.  —  After violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 12, media coverage differed on what aspect of the event to cover.
Discussion: @janelytv and @politico
New Statesman:
The Saudi-led coalition controlling access to Yemen has choked media access, making it almost impossible to report on the conflict  —  The conflict is not getting anything like the media attention it deserves.  —  This article has been co-authored by Ahmed Baider, a fixer based in Yemen's capital Sana'a …
Alison Flood / The Guardian:
The New York Times pulls young adult novel Handbook for Mortals from bestseller list after reports of fake sales  —  Lani Sarem's Handbook for Mortals was taken off the No 1 spot after fellow YA authors, sceptical of ‘a book that no one has heard of’, uncovered a pattern of strategic preorders
 
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