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12:25 PM ET, August 25, 2014

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Fox News:
US, UK eye rapper as British-born militant who beheaded journalist James Foley  —  American and British intelligence officials are eyeing a British-born rapper as the militant who beheaded journalist James Foley.  —  A senior Western intelligence official told Fox News that 23-year-old …
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Andy Cush / Gawker:
Experts: Foley Execution Video Was Edited to Streamline Beheading  —  The clip depicting American James Foley's beheading at the hands of an ISIS jihadi may have been staged, according to forensic video analysts commissioned by the UK Times.  The experts don't dispute that Foley was murdered …
Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Time Inc. Faces a Looming Existential Magazine Deadline  —  What should a magazine company be now?  The most storied one in America has to come up with an answer fast.  —  In the 92 years since Henry Luce co-founded Time Inc., there have been just seven journalists to hold the title of editor-in-chief.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Following layoffs memo, Jeff Zucker tells CNN employees they need to “do less and do it with less”  —  CNN chief: News operation will do less with less  —  CNN chief Jeff Zucker recently shared not so encouraging words with some of the news operation's employees, many of whom have been bracing for potential jobs cuts.
David Carr / New York Times:
Its Edge Intact, Vice Is Chasing Hard News  —  In early 2010, I wrote a column about Vice in which Shane Smith, one of the founders, suggested that he and his band of insurgents were building “the next MTV.”  And then there was a promise to become “the next CNN” — outrageous claims at the time …
Rukmini Callimachi / New York Times:
Peter Theo Curtis, Abducted by Nusra Front in 2012, Is Released  —  An American journalist held captive for nearly two years by Al Qaeda's official branch in Syria has been freed, according to a representative of the journalist's family and a report on Sunday by the Al Jazeera network.
Zachary M. Seward / Quartz:
Quartz has a new look—and for the first time, a homepage  —  We just shipped version 3.0 of Quartz, which you are looking at right now.  It's our second major redesign in as many years, a rapid pace of reinvention that makes good on our promise to continually evolve and improve on what a purely digital news organization can be.
Tim Peterson / AdAge:
Yahoo rolls out its native ad network to other publishers, including Vox Media's SB Nation  —  Here Is Yahoo's Native Ad Network  —  Content Recommendation Box on Vox Media, CBS Interactive Sites Includes Yahoo's Ads  —  Yahoo's content recommendation box places its native ads on others' sites.
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Profile of NBC News President Deborah Turness as she completes her first year in the role  —  NBC News President Rouses the Network  —  In her first year as president of NBC News, Deborah Turness received one message loud and clear: Welcome to the feeding frenzy.
Mark Sweney / Guardian:
Vice News sparks debate on engaging younger viewers  —  Traditional broadcasters such as BBC and Channel 4 examine how to attract generation focused on YouTube and social media  —  Vice News report on The Islamic State has attracted more than 2.5m views on YouTube
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