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5:25 AM ET, August 23, 2017

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Jeremy Barr / Hollywood Reporter:
The Village Voice is ending its print edition, will focus on digital operation  —  The company is doubling down on its digital operation.  —  Peter Barbey, who purchased the legendary alt-weekly The Village Voice in 2015, has decided to no longer produce a print edition.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Facebook enables publishers to upload logos to appear beside posts in Trending and Search now and elsewhere later  —  A common complaint from publishers who use Facebook is that every story looks the same.  Whether it's from CNN, The New York Times or BuzzFeed, they all have the same basic elements: Photo, headline, blurb and source.
BBC:
Copenhagen police say headless torso found in waters off Denmark is that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall  —  A headless torso found in waters off Denmark has been identified as missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, Danish police say.  —  There was a “DNA match between [the] …
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Michael J. Socolow / Washington Post:
A reflection on Gawker and its journalism, like its coverage of Trump long before his presidential campaign, a year to the day since it was forced to close  —  Gawker wasn't perfect.  But in the age of Trump, it's hard not to miss its voice.  (Henri Grivot/AP)  —  One year ago today, Gawker shut down.
Benjamin Mullin / Poynter:
Medium will pay writers based off number of “claps” they get, from subscribers' $5/mo. fee, redesigns its logo, and introduces a metered paywall  —  At the beginning of the year, Medium announced a big change: 50 staffers were being laid off as the company shifted away …
Brennan Gilmore / Politico:
Sharing video of Charlottesville car attack made me and my family a target of conspiracy theories from Infowars, Reddit, 4chan, and YouTube, muddying the facts  —  I witnessed a terrorist attack in Charlottesville.  Then the conspiracy theories began.  —  Last Sunday evening …
Spencer Ackerman / The Daily Beast:
Senate intel committee bill would label WikiLeaks a “non-state hostile intelligence service”; Sen. Wyden opposed move, says label could be used on journalists  —  If the Senate intelligence committee gets its way, America's spy agencies will have to release a flood of information …
Discussion: @wendysiegelman and @wikileaks
Malachy Browne / New York Times:
YouTube machine learning tech removed thousands of videos that may document atrocities in Syria, advocates say; some videos reinstated after creator objections  —  In an effort to purge extremist propaganda from its platform, YouTube has inadvertently removed thousands of videos that could be used …
Brittany A. Roston / SlashGear:
Hulu expands Live TV beta to Xbox 360, says it will unify its two iOS apps into a single app, but still no support for Roku yet  —  The Xbox 360 may be a thoroughly dated device at this point, but it is long from being forgotten.  The previous-generation Microsoft console just got support …
Patrick Frater / Variety:
MPA wins copyright infringement case against Xunlei, a Chinese online video company, is awarded about $234K in costs and damages  —  A Chinese court has found Xunlei Networking Technologies guilty of copyright infringement.  The civil law case was brought by the Hollywood studios under …
 
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Lydia Polgreen / @lpolgreen:
Former Gawker Executive Editor Tommy Craggs to join HuffPost as a senior enterprise editor
Discussion: @lpolgreen
Max Willens / Digiday:
HuffPost's homepage traffic is up 23% YoY since unveiling its tabloid redesign in April
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James Warren / Poynter:
Q&A with American Prospect publisher Amy Lambrecht on how the interview with Bannon has affected the magazine
Discussion: @benmullin
Shan Wang / Nieman Lab:
Die Welt's head of social media sheds light on how the strategy of engaging with readers in comments on its Facebook page is helping bolster ties with readers
Meg James / Los Angeles Times:
In sweeping masthead shakeup, media veteran Ross Levinsohn named publisher and CEO of the LA Times, as Jim Kirk of the Chicago Sun-Times becomes interim editor