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12:20 PM ET, August 14, 2014


 Top News: 
Wesley Lowery / Washington Post:
In Ferguson, Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery gives account of his arrest  —  FERGUSON, Mo. — For the past week in Ferguson, reporters have been using the McDonald's a few blocks from the scene of Michael Brown's shooting as a staging area.  Demonstrations have blown up each night nearby.
Mark Berman / Washington Post:
WaPo reporter describes arrest; exec editor Marty Baron calls it an assault on press freedom  —  Washington Post reporter arrested in Ferguson  —  Wesley Lowery, a reporter for The Washington Post who has been reporting on the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was detained Wednesday evening by police in Ferguson.
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Arrested reporters freed after call by LA Times journalist to police chief  —  Journalists across the United States are up in arms about the arrest of two reporters who were covering a demonstration in Ferguson, Missouri.  —  And it appears that their release followed a call …
Max Fisher / Vox:
Al Jazeera journalists teargassed by security forces — in Ferguson, Missouri, USA  —  Here is a sentence that will be immediately familiar to anyone who has ever followed even a little news out of the Middle East: Journalists from the Qatari news outlet Al Jazeera were attacked …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
HuffPo correspondent Ryan Reilly and WaPo reporter Wesley Lowery arrested, assaulted by Ferguson police  —  Huffington Post, Washington Post Reporters Arrested, Assaulted By Ferguson Police  —  Two reporters covering the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri were arrested by police on Wednesday.
Ethan Zuckerman / The Atlantic Online:
To build a better web, we need to ditch ad-supported business models  —  The Internet's Original Sin  —  Ron Carlson's short story “What We Wanted To Do” takes the form of an apology from a villager who failed to protect his comrades from marauding Visigoths.  It begins:
Jordan Chariton / TVNewser:
NBC selling African American news and politics site The Grio back to its founders  —  NBC News Selling  —  First on TVNewser: NBC News is selling back to its original owners, TVNewser has learned.  —  The African American news and politics site will be sold …
John Biggs / TechCrunch:
DISH TV Now Accepts Bitcoin Payments  —  Another day, another major corporation accepting BTC.  This time it's DISH TV, a satellite TV provider that is working with Coinbase to accept bitcoin payments online.  —  Why is this news?  Well, considering Overstock is now accepting $15,000 …
Hadas Gold / Politico:
Josh Tyrangiel promoted to oversee all editorial content at Bloomberg Media  —  Josh Tyrangiel to head Bloomberg editorial  —  Josh Tyrangiel has been promoted to oversee all editorial content at Bloomberg Media, chief executive Justin Smith announced in a memo on Thursday.
Discussion: Poynter
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Flipboard will introduce video ads in September with Chanel as an initial partner  —  Social reading service Flipboard is the latest US social network to go down the route of video advertising, following the path of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter (soon) and others.
Brian X. McCrone /
Metro, Philly's free newspaper, buys local alt-weekly City Paper  —  Philly's Metro buys City Paper  —  Philadelphia's free daily newspaper Metro has bought City Paper, one of the city's two alt-weeklies, Metro's publisher announced Wednesday.  —  “I am happy to welcome City Paper …
Discussion: Philadelphia Magazine
Democracy Now:
Glenn Greenwald Criticizes NPR for Relying on CIA-Linked Firm in Report on Impact of Snowden Leaks … Glenn Greenwald's latest article for The Intercept is headlined “NPR Is Laundering CIA Talking Points to Make You Scared of NSA Reporting.”  Greenwald takes a highly critical look at a story …
Discussion: Boing Boing and @the_intercept
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Despite early hype, First Look is struggling to find a business model and a distinctive niche
Discussion: @timothys
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