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9:05 AM ET, August 14, 2017


 Top News: 
Justin Ray / Columbia Journalism Review:
Interview with Ryan Kelly of The Daily Progress, on how instinct took over as he photographed a car plowing into a Charlottesville crowd  —  Ryan Kelly went to downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, on August 12 for one last assignment before leaving his staff photographer job at The Daily Progress.
Michael Calderone / HuffPost:
Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner James Risen joins First Look Media as director of press freedom fund and as a national security correspondent for The Intercept  —  The New York Times veteran will help steer national security reporting and direct press freedom fund.
Discussion: @mlcalderone
Joe Flint / Wall Street Journal:
Shonda Rhimes is leaving ABC for Netflix, says the streaming service will provide her with greater creative freedom than network television  —  Prolific producer will create new shows for streaming service, which faces growing competition from Amazon, Disney
Andrew Wallenstein / Variety:
HBO leaks continue, with a hacker posting several episodes from Curb Your Enthusiasm and four other HBO series including Insecure and Ballers  —  The weeks-long standoff between HBO and a hacker intent on extracting money from the Time Warner-owned cable network intensified Sunday with the leak …
Christine Schmidt / Nieman Lab:
The Shawnee Mission Post in northeast Kansas found success in a paywall model, hitting its twelve month goal of 1,000 subscribers in just three months  —  “Nobody goes into journalism because they want to cater to advertisers and deliver them as many eyeballs as possible."
Dominic Ponsford / Press Gazette:
Daily Mail launches a one-hour daily TV show, DailyMailTV, which will be filmed in New York and available on TV stations across the US  —  Mail Online has announced a major move into broadcasting with the launch of daily TV show which will be syndicated across the US.
Discussion: TVNewser
Stewart Clarke / Variety:
Amazon is shutting down Lovefilm, its DVD rental service in the UK and Germany, on Oct 31, plans to offer Lovefilm's 50 employees other roles  —  Amazon is closing down Lovefilm, its DVD rental service in the U.K. and Germany, later this year.  —  The e-commerce giant said that while streaming …
Discussion: VentureBeat and Pocket-lint
Chris Moran:
Silicon Valley can't be blamed for every problem at the New Republic — we need better thinking on technology, data, and journalism to ensure positive outcomes  —  I've spent the last eight years building the case for using audience data in newsrooms and the tools and culture required to make it a force for good.
Discussion: David Higgerson and @chrismoranuk
Matthew Hussey / The Next Web:
How Wikitribune's platform came together in 72 hours to allow journalists, commentators, and readers to interact and collaborate on news stories  —  “The business models for journalism are a real challenge,” Jimmy Wales, co-founder of Wikipedia told us.  —  “In particular …
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
NPR's solar eclipse coverage includes 22 videographers, kid reporters and local newsrooms
Derek Thompson / The Atlantic:
How Disney's change in TV strategy could play out, contributing to a shift in the $40B US TV ad market toward the internet
Discussion: Variety
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Editor in chief Sean Fennessey of The Ringer on the site's relaunch: more video and podcasts, but focus remains on writing
Sean Illing / Vox:
Interview with Tom Rosenstiel, executive director of the American Press Institute, on the dangers of the Trump campaign's “real news” series on Facebook
Winona Daily News:
Bernetta Kouba retires, at 91, after a five-year stint delivering newspapers for The Winona Daily News in Minnesota
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Sources: Verizon's new online TV service is delayed due to lack of deals with content owners, executive turnover and internal discussions over service specifics
Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Online radio company TuneIn raises $50M in round led by Marker LLC, IVP, and Comcast Ventures; the deal values TuneIn at $500M, a source says
Todd Spangler / Variety:
After 14 years at Viacom, Sarah Iooss is joining Mic as executive VP of revenue to expand branded-content offerings