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5:30 PM ET, August 15, 2013

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Bryan Goldberg / PandoDaily:
Take Two  —  I messed up.  —  There has been a lot of response to my fundraise blog post on PandoDaily on Tuesday.  Most of that response has been negative.  And there are many good reasons for the criticism:  — It over-simplified the editorial landscape.
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Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
What Was This Bro Thinking?  Bustle.com's Bryan Goldberg Explains Himself  —  Considering he only wanted to launch a women's-interest website, Bryan Goldberg must have been surprised to find himself the internet's primary object of hatred yesterday.  —  No doubt it had a lot …
Wall Street Journal:
Sony Reaches Preliminary Programming Deal With Viacom for Online Pay TV Service  —  By - AMOL SHARMA And - SHALINI RAMACHANDRAN -  —  Sony Corp. has reached a preliminary agreement with Viacom Inc. to carry the media company's cable channels on its planned Internet-based TV service …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Sony and Viacom Reach Tentative Internet TV Deal  —  Viacom has tentatively agreed to let its popular cable channels — like Nickelodeon and MTV — be carried by an Internet TV service in the works at Sony, a deal that could signal the start of a new era of competition for entrenched cable and satellite providers.
Discussion: @shaliniwsj
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Washington Post website hacked  —  Readers were “redirected to the site of the Syrian Electronic Army,” Senior Social Media Producer TJ Ortenzi writes in an editor's note.  “The Post is working to resolve the issue.”  —  The New York Times' website was down Wednesday …
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Philip Bump / The Atlantic Wire:
Syrian Hackers Use Outbrain to Target The Washington Post, Time, and CNN  —  For a brief period on Thursday morning, the Washington Post's website redirected some visitors to a webpage controlled by the Syrian Electronic Army.  In a brief statement, the site didn't indicate how the infiltration occurred …
Jeanine Poggi / AdAge:
Al Jazeera America Debut Approaches, With Fewer Commercials  —  Cable News Network Will Have Just Six Minutes of Ad Time per Hour  —  Al Jazeera America will have fewer commercials than other cable TV networks when it begins transmitting on Tuesday.  —  The cable news network will air …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Al Jazeera America faces more than the usual new-kid challenges
Discussion: @jbflint
Don Kaplan / NY Daily News:
Verizon FiOS gains customers as standoff continues between Time Warner Cable and CBS  —  Some Time Warner Cable customers say they've been left on hold when trying to cancel service  —  Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (l.) his brother and New York Giants counterpart, Eli Manning …
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Joe Flint / Los Angeles Times:
Fox Sports 1 will launch with DirecTV, Dish and Time Warner Cable  —  Regis Philbin will host a show on Fox Sports 1.  —  Fox Sports 1 has struck agreements with three major distributors that will ensure that the new cable network will be available in the majority of pay-TV homes …
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John Ourand / SportsBusiness Daily:
Sources: Distributors Hold The Line On Fox Sports 1 Sub Fee  —  The frenzied rush that saw several of the country's biggest distributors agree to carry FS1 at launch occurred only after Fox surprisingly backed off its asking price of $0.80 per subscriber per month, according to multiple high-level sources.
Discussion: @ourand_sbj
Aaron Smith / CNNMoney.com:
Buffett's Berkshire dumps Gannett, buys Dish Network  —  Warren Buffett's investment firm Berkshire Hathaway dumped its shares of newspaper giant Gannett according to SEC documents, and took a new position in Dish Network.  —  In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission …
Kara Bloomgarden-Smoke / The New York Observer:
Maer Roshan Joins Board of Directors at Assignmint.com  —  Maer Roshan, former editor of Radar and founder of the recently shuttered The Fix, is joining the board of directors at Assignmint.com, a start-up job management site designed to streamline the editorial process between freelance writers and publishers.
Wenqian Zhu / CNNMoney.com:
Journalist jobs are picking up  —  Jobs for journalists are on the upswing.  —  That's good news for an industry in upheaval.  Just this month, there's been a flurry of deals involving struggling marquee American publications.  Amazon ( AMZN, Fortune 500) founder and CEO Jeff Bezos bought …
Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
‘Quartz’ Passes ‘The Economist’ in U.S. Web Traffic  —  Less than a year after launching, Quartz's web audience in the United States has overtaken that of The Economist, one of its chief competitors in the business news space, and is closing in on the Financial Times.
 
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Seth Fiegerman / Mashable:
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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
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Eric Celeste / FrontBurner:
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