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12:55 PM ET, August 11, 2013


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Edward Schumacher-Matos / NPR Ombudsman:
S. Dakota Indian Foster Care 1: Investigative Storytelling Gone Awry  —  In October 2011, NPR aired a three-part investigative series by and alleging abuses in the foster care system for Native American children in South Dakota.  With a mix of statements by the reporter and much innuendo …
Editors' Note  —  In October 2011, NPR aired a series of reports by correspondent Laura Sullivan about the placement of Native American children in foster care.  The series focused on South Dakota, where it found an unusually high number of native children were placed in non-native foster homes …
Discussion: @davidfolkenflik
Associated Press:
Ombudsman criticizes NPR report on Indian children  —  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A year and a half after National Public Radio aired a series criticizing South Dakota's handling of foster care for Native American children, the news agency's ombudsman said the three-part investigative series was “deeply flawed.”
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
For Jeff Bezos, a new frontier  —  This story was reported by Peter Whoriskey, Brady Dennis, Kimberly Kindy, Holly Yeager, Cecilia Kang and Alice Crites.  It was written by Whoriskey.  Dennis reported from Seattle.  —  One summer day as a kid riding in the back seat of his grandparents' car …
Jim Romenesko:
Listen to AOL CEO Tim Armstrong fire Patch's creative director during a conference call  —  AOL chief executive Tim Armstrong fired Patch creative director Abel Lenz two minutes into Friday's call with Patch employees.  Lenz's sin: Taking a picture of the CEO during his talk.
Hamish McKenzie / PandoDaily:
Study: Mobile news “snacking” is up sharply, but tablets are the killer news devices  —  People are turning to their mobile devices to read news more than ever before, but they're spending less time in news apps on each visit, according to new figures from mobile and Web apps analytics company Localytics.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Fox May Produce Clinton Biopic Reviled by G.O.P.  —  The script for the proposed mini-series on the life of the possible presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton hasn't even been written but we may already have a plot twist.  —  While NBC has come under heavy fire, especially from Republican critics …
Lorne Manly / New York Times:
How to Make a TV Drama in the Twitter Age  —  LOS ANGELES — For decades, the TV viewing experience was much the same.  Tune into your favorite show, week by patient week, all on the network's schedule.  Feedback was restricted to faceless Nielsen ratings and perhaps a plaintive letter …
Steve O'Hear / TechCrunch:
Tame Wants To Help Hacks, Flacks, And Other Social Media Types Tame The Noise On Twitter  —  Twitter has become a boon to journalists wanting to break news.  It's also great for surfacing content relevant to niche topics or specific industries if you follow the right users.
Discussion: The Next Web
Alison Langley / Columbia Journalism Review:
Google told German newspapers to opt in, and they did  —  A law meant to make aggregators pay for content has instead caused Google to threaten to remove papers from its news search  —  In July, a month before Germany's controversial copyright law requiring search engines to pay …
Salvador Rodriguez / Los Angeles Times:
Roku tries keeping up with Apple TV, Google Chromecast with update  —  Roku updated its Apple iOS app this week with a feature that streams video stored on the device on users' TVs.  (Roku)  —  Perhaps feeling pressure from Apple and Google, Roku has added a feature that streams video from users' phones to their TV sets.
The Pirate Bay survives to turn 10  —  This Saturday fans of The Pirate Bay file-sharing site are set to celebrate its 10th anniversary at a party in Stockholm sponsored by an energy drinks maker.  —  The event - and the service's very survival - is an irritant to rights holders who have used …
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter:
CBS and Time Warner Cable Resume Negotiations — at a Distance  —  Meanwhile TWC subscribers in Wisconsin, where Journal Broadcasting stations are also blacked out, file a class action suit as the carriage dispute approaches its second week.  —  Even as the war of public war of words continues …
Mike Reynolds / Multichannel:
TWC Customers File Lawsuit over Retrans Disconnect with Milwaukee Station
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