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7:25 PM ET, August 22, 2013


 Top News: 
David Miranda: High Court restricts inspection of data  —  Material seized from a Brazilian man held at Heathrow airport under anti-terror laws can only be examined for national security purposes, judges say.  —  An injunction stops government and police “inspecting, copying or sharing” …
Michael Holden / Reuters:
London police say disclosure of Snowden-linked data could risk lives  —  (Reuters) - London Police said on Thursday material seized from the partner of a journalist who has led coverage of Edward Snowden's leaks was “highly-sensitive” and, if disclosed, could put lives at risk.
Sky News:   David Miranda: Data Prompts Police Probe
Scott Stump /
Bradley Manning: I want to live as a woman  — Facebook - Twitter - Reddit - Pinterest - Email  —  Bradley Manning, the Army private sentenced to military prison for leaking classified documents, revealed he intends to live out the remainder of his life as a woman.  —  “I am Chelsea Manning.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
What the Media Owes to Bradley Manning  —  Yesterday, former U.S. soldier Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking classified U.S. government documents to Wikileaks.  Journalists and news outlets owe Manning more than gratitude.
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Bradley Manning news raises questions about how to refer to transgender people in stories  —  Television reporters “weren't immediately sure how to tell” the story of Bradley Manning's announcement on “Today” that he identifies as a woman and will seek hormone therapy, Brian Stelter writes.
A Note from FRONTLINE: ESPN and “League of Denial”  —  You may notice some changes to our League of Denial and Concussion Watch websites.  From now on, at ESPN's request, we will no longer use their logos and collaboration credit on these sites and on our upcoming film League of Denial …
John Koblin / Deadspin:
ESPN Pulls Out Of Frontline Concussion Investigation [UPDATE]  —  For a while now, ESPN's big alibi, the thing Bristol would trot out any time someone questioned the company's journalistic bona fides, was its joint investigation into NFL head injuries with PBS's Frontline.  Now that's done with.
Meghan Neal / Motherboard:
Do You Ever Own Your E-Books?  —  A few days ago, a Georgetown professor traveling to Singapore noticed that as soon as he crossed over the border, the Google Play app on his iPad updated and wiped out all the e-books he owned—between 30 and 40 books.  —  Since the Google Play bookstore …
Laura Hazard Owen / GigaOM:
Chill out, DRM's not the reason that guy lost his (public domain) Google ebooks  —  There's a story getting a bunch of attention on the internet this week about Jim O'Donnell, a Georgetown professor who went to Singapore and updated his Books on Google Play app there.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
CBS Extends Verizon FiOS Deal, as Time Warner Cable Blackout Continues  —  Three-year pact covers telco's retransmission of local stations in N.Y., L.A. and Dallas, expands CBS Sports Network carriage  —  As Time Warner Cable has refused to budge on CBS's distribution demands …
Dave Seyler / Radio & Television Business Report:
NAB counters ACA request for FCC standstill rule
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable and Variety
Lisa de Moraes /
CBS Chairman Lesllie Moonves: Time Warner Cable Offered Deal Verizon Just Signed
Discussion: AllThingsD
Apple, closer to its vision for a TV set, wants ESPN, HBO, Viacom, and others to come along  —  Years of halting negotiating with cable companies haven't gotten Apple much closer to its grand vision for television.  But a newer strategy of talking directly to content providers seems more promising.
Jay Yarow / Business Insider:   This Is The Only Thing You Need To Read About Apple And Televisions Right Now
Josh Peterson / The Daily Caller:
Sources: Koch Industries not buying LA Times, Chicago Tribune  —  Koch Industries will not be buying the Tribune Company's eight newspapers, which include the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times, The Daily Caller has learned.  —  Sources with knowledge of the business proceedings told …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times experiments with tweetable highlights in ‘SNL’ story  —  Dave Itzkoff's oral history of “Saturday Night Live” auditions has a new feature for a New York Times article page: highlighted sentences that you can click to tweet.  —  “It's a one-off experiment on this story,” …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
Ecuador Seeks To Criminalize Publishing Classified Documents  —  The protector of Julian Assange and one-time preferred destination of Edward Snowden is trying to outlaw WikiLeaks-style activity.  —  Ecuador's President Rafael Correa delivers a speech in a national broadcasting conference at Carondelet Palace in Quito August 15, 2013.
Discussion: Techdirt
Jeff Bercovici / Forbes:
How ESPN Could Help Make Over-The-Top TV A Reality  —  If there's one thing the television industry believes viewers will never agree to do without, it's live sports.  That's why ESPN is able to charge cable and satellite distributors so much more per household than any other channel …
Discussion: Bloomberg
Anna Merlan / Village Voice:
The New York Review of Books Publishes Mostly Men, Responds to Criticism With Condescending Form Letter  —  A graphic VIDA made in response to the NYRB's letter.  —  The New York Review of Books publishes mostly men, and in that, they're not alone, joined by pretty much every major print magazine in this country.
Discussion: @kima_jones, @sarahw and @tessastuart
Ira Teinowitz / The Wrap:
MPAA, Internet Giants Take Piracy Battle to U.S. Patent Office  —  The agency had asked for comment on how to best measure success with combatting piracy  —  The Motion Picture Association of America and major internet companies on Wednesday rebooted their long-running fight …
Gene Maddaus / LA Weekly:
Michael Hastings' Dangerous Mind: Journalistic Star Was Loved, Feared and Haunted  —  In April, a man named Erin Walker Markland drove off a mountain road near Santa Cruz and was killed.  The woman who had planned to marry him, Jordanna Thigpen, was devastated.
Bill Mickey / Folio:
Federated Media Launching Native and Programmatic Ad Service Blend  —  Aims to bring direct marketing qualities to custom content services.  —  When publishers latch onto something, they tend to take all the way.  With content, it's publish anywhere, anytime.
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