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3:25 AM ET, September 3, 2018

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Reuters:
Myanmar judge finds Reuters reporters Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo guilty of breaching the colonial-era law on state secrets, sentences them to seven years in prison  —  YANGON (Reuters) - A Myanmar judge on Monday found two Reuters journalists guilty of breaching a law on state secrets and sentenced …
Julia Reinstein / BuzzFeed News:
CNN pulls three episodes of Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown from CNN Go, two featuring Asia Argento and one directed by her, following sexual harassment claims  —  CNN has pulled episodes of Parts Unknown that featured Asia Argento from its streaming service following allegations …
Nic Fildes / Financial Times:
BBC, Sky, ITV, Channel 4, BT, and TalkTalk call for UK government to introduce independent regulatory oversight of the content carried over social networks  —  The heads of Britain's largest media and telecoms companies have called for the government to introduce independent regulatory oversight …
Discussion: Telegraph
Nick Kostov / Wall Street Journal:
Ad giant WPP taps company veteran Mark Read as new CEO and is expected to announce the news early this week, after Mr. Sorrell's resignation in April  —  Read succeeds Martin Sorrell and inherits an ad firm challenged by Facebook, Google  —  WPP WPP -.26% PLC has chosen Mark Read …
Jeff Horwitz / Associated Press:
Documents show American Media lost $72M for year ending in March; NJ investment firm Chatham Asset Management owns over 80% of AMI and is backstopping its debt  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Enquirer has long explained its support for Donald Trump as a business decision based on the president's popularity among its readers.
Abraham Riesman / Vulture:
Inside Comicsgate, a loose coalition of Twitter users and YouTubers who deride female and minority characters, creators, and fans  —  If you follow comics professionals on Twitter, Sunday was a surreal day.  All of a sudden, it seemed like everyone was posting the exact same tweet.
Alayna Treene / Axios:
Source: Omarosa recorded nearly every conversation she had while working in the White House, including ones with “all of the Trumps,” on her personal smartphone  —  Omarosa taped nearly every conversation she had while working in the White House, including ones with “all of the Trumps …
Discussion: Mediaite
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Iranian courts sentenced at least seven journalists to long prison sentences, public flogging, exile, and more for covering protests by a religious order  —  The Committee to Protect Journalists today condemned the harsh sentences Iranian authorities imposed on at least seven journalists …
Discussion: Iran HRM and Voice of America
A. O. Scott / New York Times:
Q&A with NYT movie reviewer AO Scott on how online publishing has changed film reviewing, attending screenings, and social media spoilers  —  How do New York Times journalists use technology in their jobs and in their personal lives?  A. O. Scott, a chief film critic of The Times, discussed the tech he's using.
Renee DiResta / Wired:
As politicians accuse search and social media firms of censorship, the real focus should be on opaque algorithms and reckless amplification of harmful content  —  THE ALGORITHMS THAT govern how we find information online are once again in the news—but you have to squint to find them.
Austin Smith / Nieman Lab:
Overview of progress in digital growth and direct reader support at newspapers owned by civic-minded billionaires, including WaPo, Star Tribune, Boston Globe  —  In the post-disaggregation era of local news, several individual newspapers have been purchased by very wealthy men …
Discussion: @tom_winter
 
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