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8:30 AM ET, August 29, 2015

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Financial Times:
Sources: Rebekah Brooks set to return as News Corp UK chief executive as soon as September  —  Rebekah Brooks returns as News Corp's UK chief executive  —  Rebekah Brooks is to make a stunning return to News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, a year after being cleared …
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Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
Crown Prosecution Service considering corporate charges against News Corp over phone hacking  —  Phone hacking: CPS may bring corporate charges against Murdoch publisher  —  Metropolitan police hands over file of evidence on Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm to Crown Prosecution Service
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter lawyers fight effort to impel disclosure of a user's real name in James Woods defamation suit  —  Twitter Sends James Woods a Scathing Letter Over Attempt to Unmask Anonymous User  —  Twitter tells the politically-outspoken actor that calling him a “cocaine addict” appears to be hyperbole.
Discussion: Techdirt, The Wrap and @popehat
Erin Cunningham / Washington Post:
Egypt court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison  —  CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison on charges of broadcasting without a license and “spreading false news.”  —  The verdict came …
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Results of Advance's gamble cutting back print at the New Orleans Time Picayune remain unclear  —  In New Orleans, a journalistic experiment with unclear results  —  NEW ORLEANS — Nearly three years on, Tom Lowenburg still regards the transformation of his hometown newspaper the way a jilted lover …
Discussion: USA Today
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ calls for the release of VICE News reporters, fixer, in Diyarbakir, Turkey  —  New York, August 28, 2015—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir to release British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury immediately.
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TechCrunch:
Mobile Gaming Live-Streaming Service Mobcrush Has Raised Around $10M  —  We've heard from sources that Mobcrush, a live-streaming service centered around mobile games much in the same way Twitch is known for streaming popular eSports desktop games, has raised around $10 million in new financing …
Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Al Jazeera America Senior Vice President of News Output Mary Caraccioli leaves, the fifth female executive to depart the network in recent months  —  Al Jazeera America loses another female executive  —  Al Jazeera America has parted ways with another top female executive …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Traffic from LinkedIn to SimpleReach's 1,000 publisher base drops 44% in first eight months of 2015  —  The traffic LinkedIn drives to publishers has dropped 44 percent this year  —  LinkedIn used to be a steady referral source for many publishers.  But that's changed as the social network …
Discussion: @digiday and MediaShift
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Afghanistan's spy agency has questioned six journalists in connection with Kabul Taxi, a Facebook page that satirizes politicians and bureaucrats  —  The government of Afghanistan seems weirdly obsessed with this Facebook page  —  KABUL - The Afghan government has a new enemy.
Keira Lu Huang / South China Morning Post:
President and vice-president of Chinese Communist Party's news website ‘taken away by investigators’  —  Chief editor was under pressure for stance on environmental documentary Under the Dome, sources say
Discussion: New York Times, Quartz and Reuters
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube to launch Music Key and its unnamed video subscription service this year  —  YouTube as you know it is about to change dramatically  —  The way you experience YouTube may be dramatically different before the end of the year.  According to multiple sources …
Discussion: Tubefilter
 
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Alex Spence / Politico:
Crowdfunded journalism site Contributoria folds
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Matthew Garrahan / Financial Times:
Apple loses Ian Rogers, ex-CEO of Beats Music and architect of the Beats1 radio service, two months after its launch
Dan Norton / Philadelphia Business Journal:
Comcast loses $400M over failed Time Warner acquisition
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