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3:40 PM ET, August 20, 2014


 Top News: 
Caroline Moss / Business Insider:
Twitter Won't Suspend NY Post And Daily News For Posting Grisly James Foley Covers  —  When the news of James Foley's beheading by jihadist group ISIS started to make headlines yesterday, there seemed to be a common plea: Don't tweet graphic images from the video showing the American photojournalist's gruesome death.
Siraj Datoo / BuzzFeed:
Twitter To Suspend Accounts Of Anyone Tweeting Graphic Images Of Photojournalist's Alleged Execution  —  A video emerged last night appearing to show photojournalist James Foley being beheaded by a member of ISIS.  —  Twitter CEO Dick Costolo announced in a tweet on Wednesday morning …
A message from Jim's mom, Diane Foley  —  We have never been prouder of our son Jim.  He gave his life trying to expose the world to the suffering of the Syrian people.  We implore the kidnappers to spare the lives of the remaining hostages.  Like Jim, they are innocents.
Hadas Gold / Politico:
AP CEO: Foley murder a war crime  —  Gary Pruitt, the president and CEO of The Associated Press, said Wednesday that ISIL's murder of photojournalist James Foley is an “international crime of war.”  —  “The Associated Press is outraged by the killing of James Foley and condemns the taking of any journalist's life.
Following spread of gruesome images of Jim Foley, Twitter users react with #ISISMediaBlackout  —  BBCtrending: ‘Share this instead’ say Twitter users rejecting graphic images of James Foley  —  BBC Trending  —  Images and videos of James Foley's killing have been circulating on social media, distressing many who see them.
Discussion: @zahirj
Arlette Saenz / ABC News:
White House Knew of Recent ISIS Threat to Kill US Journalist  —  ISIS had recently threatened to kill U.S. journalist James Foley to avenge airstrikes the United States has conducted in Iraq, a senior U.S. official told ABC News.  —  The White House had been aware of the threat prior …
Obama condemns killing of photojournalist James Foley  —  United States President Barack Obama condemned the gruesome videotaped killing of American journalist James Foley Wednesday afternoon in a statement from Martha's Vineyard.  —  “Today the entire world is appalled by the brutal murder …
James Ball / Guardian:
James Foley and the daily horrors of the internet: think hard before clicking  —  Outcry over footage of Foley's apparent beheading raises difficult questions about editorial ethics - and our own choices  —  With depressing frequency in this summer of diverse horrors, we hear tales …
Michael B Kelley / Business Insider:
Questions mount over how Jim Foley, believed to be held by Assad, was captured by ISIS  —  One Big Question Surrounds The Murder Of US Journalist James Foley By ISIS  —  As the U.S. processes the beheading of an American journalist by extremist militants, one key question remains …
Shane Harris / Foreign Policy:
Social Media Companies Scramble to Block Terrorist Video of Journalist's Murder
Dean Starkman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Al Jazeera America's problem: it's a cable operation built for a pre-digital age  —  Al Jazeera America struggles to get off the margins  —  A quality-first strategy faces huge hurdles  —  When Al Jazeera, the Qatar-based cable news giant rolled out its massive new American affiliate one year ago …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Al Jazeera Says Al Gore's Claims of Fraud Are ‘Blatantly False’
Discussion: TVNewser, Capital New York and Reuters
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
News Corp Australia leaked accounts show 1,000 jobs cut across mastheads  —  Major leak of confidential operating accounts reveal extent of losses with the Australian losing about $30m a year  —  The financial health of News Corp Australia's newspapers has been laid bare by a leak …
Harrison Weber / VentureBeat:
Barnes & Noble and Samsung officially launch the $179 ‘Galaxy Tab 4 Nook’  —  Barnes & Noble and Samsung today unveiled a new Nook-branded tablet at a press event in New York.  The $179, 7-inch “Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook” is available today.  —  Speaking on stage at the event …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Twitter now officially says your timeline is more than just tweets from people you follow  —  Many Twitter users have noticed that Twitter is now inserting tweets into their timelines that seemingly don't belong.  This is not an accident.  Twitter has updated its help document, “What's a Twitter timeline?”
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Fareed Zakaria responds to plagiarism charges  —  On Tuesday, two anonymous Twitter users — @blippoblappo & @crushingbort — published a report citing 12 instances in which the journalist Fareed Zakaria appeared to have lifted passages wholesale from other authors.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
After new plagiarism allegations, Time magazine will review Zakaria's work again
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