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7:20 PM ET, September 1, 2014

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Pakistani Protesters Briefly Take Over State TV Building  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistani troops took control of security at the headquarters of the state-run television network on Monday after hundreds of demonstrators stormed the building and forced the network to temporarily halt broadcasting.
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David Carr / New York Times:
Amazon Bets on Content in Deal for Twitch  —  On Wednesday night, I spent time on Twitch.tv watching people watch people play StarCraft II, Call of Duty and League of Legends.  —  When you cover media, you get used to meta activities, but staring at my computer watching …
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Angèle Christin / Nieman Lab:
Metrics a key factor in editorial and management decisions; journalists respond inconsistently  —  When it comes to chasing clicks, journalists say one thing but feel pressure to do another  —  Online media is made of clicks.  —  Readers click from one article to the next.
Phillip Swann / TVPredictions:
Raycom unable to reach fee agreement with DirecTV, pulls 50 local channels  —  Washington, D.C. (September 1, 2014) - DIRECTV last night lost more than 50 Raycom Media-owned local channels due to a fight over how much the satcaster should pay to carry them, the companies announced.
Rohan Venkataramakrishnan / Scroll.in:
Shekhar Gupta quits as India Today Group editor-in-chief after two months  —  The much-heralded return of Shekhar Gupta to the India Today Group appears to have gone off the rails.  In a memo to the group on Monday, founder-chairman Aroon Purie announced that Gupta will no longer be Editor-in-Chief …
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Legacy Media: The Lost Decade In Six Charts  —  Ten years.  That's how far away in the past the Google IPO lies.  Ten years of explosive growth for the digital world, ten gruesome years for legacy media.  Here is the lost decade, revisited in charts and numbers.  —  The asymmetry is staggering.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Press freedom groups urge Bahrain king to release photojournalist  —  Press freedom and human rights organisations have signed a letter addressed to the king of Bahrain calling for the release of Bahraini photojournalist Ahmed Humeidan (aka Humaidan).  —  He has been in prison for 19 months since …
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
Hollywood has worst summer since 1997 as US summer ticket sales decline 15% from 2013  —  Movies Have Worst Summer Since 1997  —  LOS ANGELES — American moviegoers sent a clear message to Hollywood over the summer: We are tired of more of the same.  —  But don't entirely blame the sequels and superheroes.
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Could a Publicis-Criteo Takeover Transpire?  —  It wouldn't be the first summer weekend French agency holding company Publicis Groupe sent shock waves through the advertising ecosystem.  Close to the anniversary of the infamous ad merger of equals that never quite materialized as Publicis Omnicom Group …
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Alexis Sobel Fitts / Columbia Journalism Review:
Michael Brown shooting and the crimes journalists choose as newsworthy  —  Examining why black suspects are covered at a greater proportion than they commit crimes  —  Since Michael Brown's fatal shooting on August 9, news coverage of the event and its aftermath has been followed by a second wave …
Discussion: Guardian, @cjr and @fittsofalexis
BBC:
BBC staff vote to strike over job losses  —  BBC staff have voted to go on strike in a row over job losses, the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has said.  —  The union said that 86.9% of its members came out in favour of a campaign of industrial action.
 
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