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Tue August 20, 2013
Views of the News: Al Jazeera America, Danger in Egypt, Greenwald's partner detained in London
Al Jazeera America is on the air
Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Al Jazeera makes limited American debut"
Brian Stelter, The New York Times: "Al Jazeera America promises a more sober look at the news"
Sam Thielman, AdWeek: "Some advertisers view Al Jazeera America as too risky"
Katherine Fung, Huffington Post: "Al Jazeera America asking people to request channel from cable companies"
Sara Morrison, The Wrap: "5 reasons Al Jazeera could fail"
Janko Roettgers, Gigom: "Ahead of cable channel launch, Al Jazeera starts blocking videos on YouTube"
Danger in Egypt
Andre Beaujon, Poynter: "Journalists say they're staying in Egypt despite attacks"
Greg Pollowitz, National Review: "Cameraman and reporter killed in Cairo"
David Kirkpatrick, The New York Times: "Egypt lashes out at foreign news media's coverage"
Abby Ohleheiser, The Atlantic Wire: "Egypt issues a warning to 'biased' foreign journalists"
Tahya Diwer via Twitter: "Life in Cairo"
Detained in Britain
Guardian Staff, The Guardian: "Glenn Greenwald's partner detained at Heathrow airport for nine hours"
Jack Mirkinson, Huffington Post: "Journalists grill White House over Glenn Greenwood detention scandal"
Andrea Peterson, Washington Post: "No, Glenn Greenwald didn't 'vow vengeance.' He said he was going to do his job."
Hyperlocal news takes a hit
Jim Romenesko: "AOL boss Tim Armstrong says 40% Patch's workforce will be laid off"
Ken Doctor, Neiman Lab: "The newsonomics of Patch's unquilting"
Alex Wilhelm, Techcrunch: "Inside Patch's leaked revenue numbers and its hunt for profitability"
Helmet cam ban
Huffington Post: "Fire chief bans helmet cameras after San Francisco Asiana Airlines crash"
Pam Oliver's owie
Tribune report, Chicago Tribune: "Harnish apologizes for errant pass that beaned reporter"