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8:10 AM ET, August 31, 2015

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Alex Stedman / Variety:
Epix signs multi-year distribution deal with Hulu, will not renew its deal with Netflix after current agreement expires in September  —  Epix Movies Are Leaving Netflix, Coming to Hulu  —  Epix movies also available on Amazon Prime Instant Video  —  UPDATED: Netflix customers soon …
Rosie Gray / BuzzFeed:
The Real Media Machine Behind Trump: Conservative Talk Radio  —  If you're one of the millions listening to talk radio, you can almost listen to pro-Trump news all day.  Is it pure fandom, a conduit for talking about immigration, or a means to give people what they want to stay relevant?
Robert Mann / Salon:
Once high-stakes affairs, political press conferences are now carefully choreographed events  —  The modern news conference is a scripted farce: Why Jorge Ramos' badgering of Donald Trump was a necessary corrective  —  Once famously combative, press conferences have morphed into carefully choreographed, entirely predictable affairs
Discussion: Media Myth Alert
Alyson Shontell / Business Insider:
Mic, with 20m monthly readers and a valuation of about $100 million, expects to generate $5M to $10M in revenues in 2015, up from $0 in 2014  —  How two millennials built a $100 million startup in 4 years and landed an interview with the president  —  See Also
Parker Higgins / Electronic Frontier Foundation:
Aborted Wikipedia ban in Russia and GitHub ban in China show how HTTPS encryption can limit censorship as governments are reluctant to block the entire sites  —  Russia's Wikipedia Ban Buckles Under HTTPS Encryption  —  Dueling forces of encryption and government censorship came to a head …
Discussion: @xor
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
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 …
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
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.
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
 
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EU politicians raise concerns about Euronews' impartiality as Egyptian billionaire becomes controlling shareholder
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Results of Advance's gamble cutting back print at the New Orleans Time Picayune remain unclear
TechCrunch:
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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
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Financial Times:
Sources: Rebekah Brooks set to return as News Corp UK chief executive as soon as September