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9:55 AM ET, August 20, 2013


 Top News: 
Alan Rusbridger / Guardian:
David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face  —  As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge - and the Guardian offices - have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing  —  In a private viewing cinema in Soho last week I caught myself letting fly …
Jonathan Watts / Guardian:
David Miranda: 'They said I would be put in jail if I didn't co-operate'  —  David Miranda, the partner of the Guardian journalist who broke stories of mass surveillance by the US National Security Agency, has accused Britain of a “total abuse of power” for interrogating him for almost nine hours at Heathrow under the Terrorism Act.
Sarah Young / Reuters:
British authorities say detention of reporter's partner ‘legally sound’  —  (Reuters) - Britain's authorities said on Tuesday the use of anti-terrorism powers to detain the partner of a journalist who wrote about U.S. and British surveillance programs based on leaks by Edward Snowden was “legally and procedurally sound”.
Discussion: Big News
Lisa O'Carroll / Guardian:
David Miranda's lawyers threaten legal action over ‘unlawful’ detention  —  Partner of Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald seeks return of equipment seized during nine-hour interrogation at Heathrow  —  Lawyers for the partner of the Guardian journalist who exposed mass email surveillance …
Discussion: BBC, @fleetstreetfox, @jlllow and @nycjim
Milo Yiannopoulos / The Kernel:
David Miranda's detention was entirely legitimate
Michael Kinsley / The New Republic:
A Q&A With Jill Abramson The Times' top editor on mean bosses, liberal biases, and the demise of the Washington Post  —  For generations, the publishers of the great American newspapers were accidents of birth—sons and daughters (and assorted other relatives) who inherited their positions atop the masthead.
Marc Tracy / The New Republic:
How to Build a Smarter Times, According to the Times' Own Journalists  —  In 1976, legendary Timesman A.M. Rosenthal, faced with the rising cost of newsprint, tasked his equally legendary deputy, Arthur Gelb, with formulating new sections to attract extra ads and readers to the newspaper and …
Forced Exposure  —  The owner of Lavabit tells us that he's stopped using email and if we knew what he knew, we'd stop too.  —  There is no way to do Groklaw without email.  Therein lies the conundrum.  —  What to do?  —  What to do?  I've spent the last couple of weeks trying to figure it out.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
More NSA Spying Fallout: Groklaw Shutting Down
Discussion: Engadget
Ken Auletta / Currency:
CBS, Time Warner Cable, and the Disruption of TV  —  Until the nineteen-eighties, American television was dominated by CBS, NBC, and ABC, broadcast networks so powerful that they were known simply as the Big Three.  Then a new technology came along, one that gave viewers many more options to choose from …
Tony Maglio / The Wrap:
Netflix Named Exclusive U.S. Subscription TV Service for The Weinstein Company Films  —  The first-run partnership will begin in 2016  —  Netflix and The Weinstein Company announced Tuesday a new multi-year licensing agreement that will make Netflix the exclusive U.S. subscription television service …
J.K. Trotter / Gawker:
Condé Nast Stops Paying Interns  —  Magazine conglomerate Condé Nast, which was slapped with a lawsuit in June for paying interns less than a dollar per hour, has decided to stop paying interns altogether.  Zero.  Several recent Conde interns told the Who Pays Interns Tumblr …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Bad earnings for Barnes & Noble: Nook revenues plunge 20%; Riggio won't take stores private  —  In the past quarter, Barnes & Noble's CEO resigned, and the company announced it would stop manufacturing tablets in-house as a way to cut heavy losses in the Nook division.
Brian Morrissey / Digiday:
Justin Smith's Blueprint for Modern Media  —  The path of modern media is anything but direct.  —  Justin Smith, the new CEO of Bloomberg Media Group, is emerging as one of the trailblazers.  His track record at The Economist, The Week and, most recently, The Atlantic suggests a willingness …
Ami Sedghi / Guardian:
Digital magazines: how popular are they?  —  The latest magazine circulation figures from the PPA show promising digital results for the industry - but is it enough to offset the fall in print?  —  Magazine circulation figures by the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) …
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Associated Press:
Ecuador Leader May Insist On Digital-Only Dailies
Discussion: The Verge
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Dawn Airey to run Yahoo operations in Europe, Middle East and Africa
Discussion: Media Week, Variety and Softpedia News
Connor Simpson / The Atlantic Wire:
Quitting the Internet Isn't the Answer
Discussion: Grist and @stefanjbecket
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Penguin Random House Makes TV Play
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Digital publisher Open Road raises $11M in Series C funding
 Earlier Picks: 
Josh Stearns / Free Press:
A Growing Culture of Violence Against Journalists
Discussion: @johncusack and @jcstearns, Thanks:@jcstearns
Alex Wilhelm / TechCrunch:
Inside Patch's Leaked Revenue Numbers And Its Hunt For Profitability
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Twitter launches new ‘related headlines’ section on tweets
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Lauren Ashburn Joins Fox News
Discussion: Politico
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
NPR President Knell leaving network for National Geographic Society