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1:25 PM ET, August 19, 2013


 Top News: 
Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours  —  David Miranda, partner of Guardian interviewer of whistleblower Edward Snowden, questioned under Terrorism Act  —  The partner of the Guardian journalist who has written a series of stories revealing mass surveillance programs …
Glenn Greenwald / Guardian:
Detaining my partner was a failed attempt at intimidation  —  The detention of my partner, David Miranda, by UK authorities will have the opposite effect of the one intended  —  At 6:30 am this morning my time - 5:30 am on the East Coast of the US - I received a telephone call from someone …
Pedro Fonseca / Reuters:
Snowden journalist to publish UK secrets after Britain detains partner  —  The journalist who first published secrets leaked by fugitive former U.S. intelligence agency contractor Edward Snowden vowed on Monday to publish more documents and said Britain will be “sorry” for detaining his partner for nine hours.
Simon Jenkins / Guardian:
Is Greenwald's journalism now viewed as a ‘terrorist’ job?  —  David Miranda's detention shows that being the partner of the man who interviewed the NSA whistleblower is enough to see you treated like a terrorist  —  The detention at Heathrow on Sunday of the Brazilian David Miranda is the sort …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Al Jazeera America Promises a More Sober Look at the News  —  Fourteen hours of straight news every day.  Hard-hitting documentaries.  Correspondents in oft-overlooked corners of the country.  And fewer commercials than any other news channel.  —  It sounds like something a journalism professor would imagine.
Jacob Bernstein / New York Times:
James Truman, a Crown Prince in a New Kingdom  —  Of all the new careers one might expect for a 55-year-old former publishing executive, part-time record producer is not the most likely.  —  Yet there was James Truman one night last winter, standing in the Boom Boom Room on the top floor …
New York Times:
Expecting the Unexpected From Jeff Bezos  —  EARLY employees of Amazon still remember the day the company took away their aspirin.  —  It was late 1999.  After years of heady excess, the Internet boom was beginning to falter.  Amazon, among the most celebrated of the dot-coms, was burdened with debt and spiraling losses.
Amy Davidson / The New Yorker:
Michael Grunwald and the Assange Precedent Problem  —  On Saturday night, Michael Grunwald, a Time correspondent, deleted a tweet that he said was “dumb”; a spokesperson for the magazine noted in an e-mailed statement that it had been on Grunwald's “personal twitter account” and …
Eric Spitz / Wall Street Journal:
Start the Presses!  It's How You Sell Newspapers  —  As iconoclastic as it may sound, it's time to stop chasing the digital ghost.  —  This month has seen a couple of successful businessmen with no newspaper experience acquire two of America's storied media institutions.  Many people are wondering why.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NPR President Knell leaving network for National Geographic Society  —  Gary Knell plans to leave his post as NPR's president and CEO to assume a role with the same titles at the National Geographic Society, the network announced in a press release Monday.  He took his current post in 2011.
Jefferson Graham / USA Today:
Remember podcasting?  It's back - and booming  —  Anyone who's anyone has a podcast these days.  And they're finding millions of listeners.  —  CONNECT  —  LOS ANGELES — Shane Dawson produces videos for YouTube, where his homegrown productions have received more than 2 billion views.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Twitter Lures Top Google Exec to Focus on Entertainment Biz (Exclusive)  —  Jennifer Prince to head social media company's ad sales efforts in movie, TV biz  —  Looking to win more Hollywood followers, Twitter has hired Jennifer Prince, formerly Google's head of media and entertainment ad sales …
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