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This & That — The Past Week in Media, Feb. 15-21

Feb. 15: From PR Newser: Freelancer spurned on payment takes over former client’s website to alert company’s customers of the dispute … from Net News Check: Is Twitter only popular with journalists? A Pew Research poll breaks down social media usage, and Twitter is nowhere to be found within the mainstream leaders… from Venture Beat: Wonder who the digital leaders are? AT&T and Microsoft are the biggest advertisers, Google has the most popular apps and Facebook is where most people spend their time online.

Feb. 18: From the Associated Press: BBC journalists protested job cuts by walking off the job Monday in a 24-hour strike. Programs went on, but many shows were canceled, including the flagship morning news radio program "Today." The National Union of Journalists says 2,000 jobs are at risk … from Bloomberg: Like Wonder Bread, Twinkies and Kodak, Reader’s Digest has an exploitable, iconic name, the strategy for the publication’s second bankruptcy … from Press Gazette: A more modern approach to print journalism? UK’s Trinity Mirror rolls out “Newsroom 3.0” but employees chose to brace for the worst.

Feb. 19: From Media Bistro: Just how many people would stop an intimate moment to check a status update, tweet or new picture? This is why social media is so popular— and important— for media companies … from Net News Check: When television stations covering Hurricane Katrina in Biloxi, Miss., were dangerously low on fuel, the Mississippi Association of Broadcasters sent a truck loaded with gasoline. But it never made it after the government confiscated it—now there’s a law to prevent such acts … from Oxford University: Does your newspaper utilize the services of Google Docs? Oxford University no longer does, citing phishing attacks and malicious URLs.

Feb. 20: From Poynter: Times-Picayune publisher says controversial departure from print has been successful, stopping the slide in print circulation losses … from The Media Briefing: Newspapers need to raise their prices, and do it much faster … from Politico: President Obama calls his administration, “the most transparent administration in history” but print reporters who cover him day to day see it very differently.

Feb. 21: From Time Out Chicago: The Chicago Sun-Times announces plans to broadcast “The Marin Report,” an online report featuring Chicago broadcasting icon Carol Marin. The report will be available Mon. through Fri. on the paper’s website … from Reel Chicago: Say it ain’t so, Joe — The Chicago Cubs might be leaving WGN, after the team and station refuse to guarantee on-air talent contracts past 2014 because the station’s rights expire … from Net News Check: The New York Times hires Evercore Partners to help sell its New England Media Group, including The Boston Globe.

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