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1:35 PM ET, August 22, 2014

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Ryan L. Schuessler:
Flood of cameras, appalling media behavior in Ferguson spur freelancer to opt out of spectacle  —  I will not be returning to Ferguson  —  I had been on the ground helping Al Jazeera America** cover the protests and unrest in Ferguson, Mo., since this all started last week.
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Pew Research Center:
Cable, Twitter picked up Ferguson story at a similar clip  —  The shooting death of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Missouri, quickly became a national news story on mainstream and social media last week.  A new Pew Research Center analysis of media coverage of the event and subsequent protests finds …
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
A Ferguson Story on ‘Conflicting Accounts’ Seems to Say ‘Trust Us’
Jennifer Saba / Reuters:
Execution of U.S. journalist reveals the changing business of war coverage  —  (Reuters) - A chilling video showing the execution of journalist James Foley by Islamist militants marks the second time an American reporter has been beheaded by captors overseas, echoing the murder …
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Martin Chulov / Guardian:
James Foley and fellow freelancers assumed more risks as media outlets cut back budgets  —  James Foley and fellow freelancers: exploited by pared-back media outlets  —  In this new age of journalism, publishers should not abdicate responsibility by hiding behind low budgets
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Newsletter Thrillist set to exceed $100M in revenue this year, says co-founder Ben Lehrer  —  The Newsletter That Became a $100M Business Selling Stuff to Dudes  —  Once upon a time, Thrillist was just an email newsletter with a circulation of about 600 New Yorkers.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps  —  U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning.  That means mobile apps, including the number 1 …
Peter Sterne / Capital New York:
Beleaguered Spin Media's new C.E.O., Stephen Blackwell, lays out a plan  —  Last week, as Capital first reported, Stephen Blackwell was named the new C.E.O. of Spin Media Group—a collection of more than a dozen online music and lifestyle publications that together bring in about 30 million monthly uniques.
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
A federal court rejects Aereo's request to argue it's a cable company  —  Aereo's seemingly last-ditch argument to save itself won't be given an airing in court, according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.  —  Instead, if the shuttered streaming video company wants to keep fighting for its survival …
Catalina Albeanu / Journalism.co.uk:
How FT is experimenting with aggregation service Antenna  —  FT Antenna gathers content from Twitter to keep FT readers up to date with the latest top stories on social media  — Read more  —  Other top stories  —  Also on Journalism.co.uk...
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Merkle: “Addressability Is The Future of CRM”  —  Merkle's been busy.  Since 2011, the privately held CRM and database marketing agency has been on an acquisition roll: Brilig (data exchange); 5th Finger (responsive design); Social Amp (social commerce); IMPAQT (search engine marketing); …
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The Paste-American World: How Fareed Zakaria Plagiarized In His International Bestseller (And The Magazines He Used To Run)  —  Last Tuesday, Fareed Zakaria responded to our initial blog post showing that he had clearly and inappropriately copied and pasted other journalistsÂ' work.
Maria Sheahan / Reuters:30 minutes ago
German regulator won't pursue complaint demanding Google pay for giving access to articles  —  Google wins victory in row with German publishers  —  (Reuters) - A German regulator handed Google Inc a victory on Friday as it said it would not pursue a complaint brought against the internet …
Al Jazeera English:
Appeal filed over jailed Al Jazeera staff  —  Lawyers for the three journalists imprisoned in Egypt say there were several breaches of process in their trial.  —  Lawyers for three Al Jazeera English staff jailed in Egypt have filed appeals against their convictions.
 
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CNN:
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