Afternoon Report for August 15, 2014

* Censorship and intimidation at this week’s Space and Missile Defense Symposium. “Part of the overreaction … might have been due to a producer with the CBS news program ’60 Minutes’ attending the show.” (defensenews.com)
* Reporter Zoe Barnes sleeping with Frank Underwood was too much for Rep. Paul Ryan.house “It turned my stomach,” he tells Parade. (usatoday.com)
* A coalition of 48 news organizations is protesting journalists’ treatment in Ferguson. (rcfp.org)
* Shawn Binder quits Thought Catalog, which he calls a “beautiful company” that’s giving voice to hate speech. (facebook.com)
* Medium follower lists are now public – and there’s no “block” feature. (readwrite.com)
* Al Gore and Joel Hyatt say Al Jazeera owes them $65 million for the Current TV deal. (bloomberg.com)
* Purdue’s president claims the Purdue Exponent “is a monopoly, really. It’s not a student run newspaper, it’s a business — a very successful business run by adults.” (wlfi.com)
* This “breaking” news about San Francisco Chronicle’s Dave Perlman sitting in the same chair for 67 years appears to be incorrect. (@peterhartlaub) | He’s 95: (jimromenesko.com)
* Tech reporter Chris O’Brien says farewell to Silicon Valley and hello to France. (medium.com)
* No digital breaks for Kara Swisher. “My BlackBerry was in my hand while I was having my baby.” (geekwire.com)
* Dick Cavett and Keith Olbermann blast New York Daily News’s Robin Williams cover. (mediabistro.com) | The cover: (jimromenesko.com)
* Journalist Donovan Webster is arrested for DUI in connection with a fatal crash. (c-ville.com)

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