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1:50 AM ET, August 14, 2015


 Top News: 
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple's live TV streaming service now slated for 2016 launch as licensing talks stall  —  Apple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall  —  Apple Inc. customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service …
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
NYT builds Blossom, an internal social media suggestion bot for Slack; typical post gets 380% more clicks  —  The New York Times built a Slack bot to help decide which stories to post to social media  —  The New York Times publishes more than 300 stories each day.
Discussion: @sts10, @skyphoto and @dabeard
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
New episodes of Sesame Street to air on HBO, nine months before airing on PBS, starting this fall  —  HBO Strikes Deal for ‘Sesame Street’  —  Partnership means new episodes will air on HBO first, PBS nine months later; deal will double the number of episodes produced yearly  —  Big Bird is flying over to HBO.
Natalie Jarvey / Hollywood Reporter:
Yahoo names former Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson as global editor-in-chief to oversee digital magazines, reporting to Kathy Savitt  —  Former Time Inc. Editor-in-Chief Martha Nelson Joins Yahoo  —  She joins the tech giant as global editor-in-chief overseeing the company's suite of digital magazines.
Discussion: WWD, Yahoo and @mathewi
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Editorial cartoonists' association calls on Los Angeles Times to review evidence used to justify dropping Ted Rall for factual discrepancies  —  Cartoonists call for review of tape used as evidence to cut ties with Ted Rall  —  The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists is calling …
Mariella Moon / Engadget:
LG to launch Hi-Fi music service for its premium phones with two free song downloads per month  —  LG's premium phones to get a Hi-Fi music service  —  LG is launching a new Hi-Fi music service later this month, but the company's not touting it as an Apple Music or a Spotify rival.
Jonathan Peters / Columbia Journalism Review:
Why the charges against Wesley Lowery and Ryan Reilly in Ferguson are absurd  —  Earlier this year, Huffington Post reporter Ryan Reilly and Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery bet on whether St. Louis County prosecutors would file charges against them after their arrests last summer in Ferguson, Missouri.
Discussion: @brentajones and @maggiejordanacn
James Warren / Poynter:
Q&A with Lowell Peterson, executive director of the Writers Guild of America East, on dealing with traditional vs. new media companies like Gawker and VICE  —  Who's the leader behind the union moves at Gawker, VICE and Salon?  —  Journalists at Gawker Media, VICE and Salon are now brothers …
Mark Stevenson / Associated Press:
Reporter Juan Santos Carrera killed in bar attack along with a reputed gang boss and four others in Veracruz; two other reporters fired for being at scene  —  Reputed gang leader, reporter, 4 others killed in Mexico  —  MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five gunmen burst into a bar early Thursday …
Discussion: RYOT News
Jessica Davies / Digiday:
Time Inc UK bets on fashion ecommerce with investment in visual search engine Snap Fashion  —  Why Time Inc. invested in visual search engine Snap Fashion  —  Thinking outside the box in the search for revenue streams beyond traditional advertising has become the new normal for publishers …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Russian censors remove Reddit from their registry of banned websites after Reddit deletes offending post  —  Reddit Responds After Being Threatened, Banned And Unbanned By The Russian Government  —  Reddit has had a pretty bizarre last few days in Russia.
Nicole Spector / Adweek:
Advertisers increasingly investing in Facebook's autoplay video strategy, embedded instead of interstitial and sound muted as default  —  How Facebook's Autoplay Videos Are Ushering in a New Era of Silent Storytelling  —  Getting aurally blasted by a loud, autoplaying video ad …
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Sahil Patel / Digiday:
With BI Films, Business Insider ventures into long-form video
Discussion: The Hill
Jennifer Maloney / Wall Street Journal:
As reading of e-books on phones increases, publishers are rethinking content for small screens
Discussion: TeleRead and Fortune
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Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Vertical video gains acceptance as viewers spend more time on phones and tablets
Jared M. Feldschreiber / UPI:
U.S. allocates $500,000 for Baltic journalism programs to combat Russian propaganda
Lukas I. Alpert / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp in advanced talks to sell off its education division, Amplify, will cease production of tablet, continue to develop software during talks
Joseph Lichterman / Nieman Lab:
How CNN prepares push notifications for breaking news to promote its various platforms
Discussion: Talking Biz News and @ylichterman
Alexander Spangher / New York Times:
Inside the New York Times effort to rethink its recommendation system for articles, using topics and collaborative modeling
Discussion: @margarita, Thanks:@steverubel