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6:50 PM ET, August 28, 2017

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Al Tompkins / Poynter:
Reporters, including CNN's Ed Lavandera, help rescue people stranded in Houston flood, while KHOU-TV covered the flooding as water began to seep into the studio  —  Hurricane Harvey may have forced the journalists at KHOU-TV to evacuate.  But they didn't stop covering the storm.
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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 …
Clifford Krauss / New York Times:
A first-person account of the Houston flooding by a New York Times reporter as water inundates his home  —  BELLAIRE, Tex, — I have covered as many as five wars on two continents, but nothing prepared me for when the big story collided with me and my family.
Reveal:
During a rally in California, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by Antifa protesters and threw himself in front to shield him  —  While covering Sunday's “Rally Against Hate” in Berkeley, California, today, Reveal host Al Letson witnessed a man being attacked by a group of protesters.
Yashar Ali / The Cut:
Nikhil Sonnad / Quartz:
China issues new rules forbidding anonymous posts in online communities and discussion forums, effective October 1  —  The Chinese government under president Xi Jinping is continuing to make life on the internet difficult for its potential detractors.  Yesterday (Aug. 25) …
Rosie Gray / The Atlantic:
A look at Breitbart now that Bannon has returned: more insight into White House internal workings, harder line on his pet issues, elevation of Matt Boyle, more  —  Steve Bannon was always supposed to return to Breitbart News.  —  When he left his job as executive chairman of the site to join …
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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
Mark Fazlollah / Philly.com:
Freelance journalist Christopher Allen, originally from the Philadelphia area, was killed covering South Sudan civil war  —  Former Lower Merion resident Christopher Allen, 26, a freelance journalist covering the civil war in South Sudan, was killed Saturday during a battle between rebels and government troops.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Hulu announces agreement with The CW Network, a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros., on top of its agreements with NBC, FOX, ABC, and CBS  —  Hulu today announced a new agreement with The CW Network, a joint venture between CBS and Warner Bros., which will allow Hulu to offer the network …
Jeff Baumgartner / Multichannel News:
Irdeto: 239 streams illegally distributed Saturday's Mayweather-McGregor bout, reaching about 2.93M viewers  —  Digital security firm identifies 239 pirated streams … Irdeto, a maker of video and digital security products, said it identified 239 streams that illegally distributed Saturday's …
Discussion: Awful Announcing, Forbes and USA Today
Mariana Marcaletti / Nieman Lab:
How Mexico City-based Pictoline, which makes shareable graphic and video explainers, created a profitable business in a region struggling for digital traction  —  The majority of Pictoline's revenue — it's profitable and brought in $1 million last year — now comes from creating sponsored illustrations for advertisers.
 
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Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Sarah Huckabee Sanders relies heavily on saying she'll get back to reporters when asked difficult questions, including 10 times in one briefing, but rarely does
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