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11:30 AM ET, August 30, 2015

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 Top News: 
ABC:
Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed taken into custody, Peter Greste tried in absentia, will avoid imprisonment after deportation to Australia earlier this year  —  Greste, Al Jazeera colleagues given jail terms in retrial  —  Peter Greste and his Al Jazeera colleagues Mohammed Fahmy …
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Washington Post:
Al Jazeera journalists Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed, and Peter Greste sentenced to three years in prison by Egyptian court  —  Egypt court sentences three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison  —  CAIRO — An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists …
Max Willens / International Business Times:
ABS Entertainment sues three largest terrestrial radio broadcasters for unpaid royalties it claims broadcasters owe on pre-1972 recordings  —  Lawsuits Against CBS, iHeartMedia And Cumulus Could Wipe Out Oldies Radio As We Know It  —  The next time your favorite '60s song comes on the radio …
James Panichi / Politico:
EU to launch rapid-response team to counter destabilizing Russian news reports and provide an alternative Russian language news source  —  EU declares information war on Russia  —  Task force will start trying to win hearts and minds in eastern partnership countries next month.
Elias Groll / Foreign Policy:
How journalist Brian Krebs used publicly available information to possibly identify the Ashley Madison hacker  —  The Curious Case of @deuszu, the Ashley Madison Hack, and an American Journalist  —  As word has trickled out on the Internet of the massive breach of adultery website Ashley Madison …
Discussion: Guardian
Ricardo Bilton / Digiday:
Interview with Gabe Rivera on changes in online publishing as Techmeme nears its 10th birthday  —  Techmeme's Gabe Rivera: ‘The home page can be really valuable’  —  While publishers today constantly on the hunt for more pageviews and larger audiences, what they secretly really want is to be more influential.
Laura Hazard Owen / Nieman Lab:
At the New York Daily News's Innovation Lab, inspiration comes from outside startups and events  —  Yesterday, Knight Visiting Nieman Fellow Freek Staps wrote about the many ways that news organizations can incorporate a startup-like mentality into their newsrooms.
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Scripps' WCPO in Cincinnati battles Gannett's Enquirer with paywall strategy, subscription deals  —  A Cincinnati TV station with a paywalled site is challenging the city's leading daily newspaper  —  In Cincinnati, all eyes — or, at the very least, the eyes of those in the local news broadcasting business …
Discussion: Poynter
Financial Times:
Sources: Rebekah Brooks set to return as News Corp UK chief executive as soon as September  —  Rebekah Brooks returns as News Corp's UK chief executive  —  Rebekah Brooks is to make a stunning return to News Corp as chief executive of its UK division, a year after being cleared …
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Politico:
EU politicians raise concerns about Euronews' impartiality as Egyptian billionaire becomes controlling shareholder  —  Tycoon takeover puts Euronews funding in focus  —  Cash injection from Egyptian billionaire raises questions about impartiality.  —  The opening of its brash …
Eriq Gardner / Hollywood Reporter:
Twitter lawyers fight effort to impel disclosure of a user's real name in James Woods defamation suit  —  Twitter Sends James Woods a Scathing Letter Over Attempt to Unmask Anonymous User  —  Twitter tells the politically-outspoken actor that calling him a “cocaine addict” appears to be hyperbole.
Discussion: The Wrap, @popehat and Techdirt
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Results of Advance's gamble cutting back print at the New Orleans Time Picayune remain unclear  —  In New Orleans, a journalistic experiment with unclear results  —  NEW ORLEANS — Nearly three years on, Tom Lowenburg still regards the transformation of his hometown newspaper the way a jilted lover …
Discussion: USA Today
Committee to Protect Journalists:
CPJ calls for the release of VICE News reporters, fixer, in Diyarbakir, Turkey  —  New York, August 28, 2015—The Committee to Protect Journalists calls on authorities in the southeastern Turkish province of Diyarbakir to release British journalists Jake Hanrahan and Philip Pendlebury immediately.
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Tom Kludt / CNNMoney:
Al Jazeera America Senior Vice President of News Output Mary Caraccioli leaves, the fifth female executive to depart the network in recent months
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Afghanistan's spy agency has questioned six journalists in connection with Kabul Taxi, a Facebook page that satirizes politicians and bureaucrats
Micah Singleton / The Verge:
Sources: YouTube to launch Music Key and its unnamed video subscription service this year
Discussion: Digital Trends and Tubefilter
 Earlier Picks: 
Keira Lu Huang / South China Morning Post:
President and vice-president of Chinese Communist Party's news website ‘taken away by investigators’
Discussion: New York Times, Quartz and Reuters
Lucia Moses / Digiday:
Traffic from LinkedIn to SimpleReach's 1,000 publisher base drops 44% in first eight months of 2015
Discussion: @digiday and MediaShift
Alex Spence / Politico:
Crowdfunded journalism site Contributoria folds
Discussion: Contributoria