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This & That — The Past Week in Media, Feb. 22-28

Feb. 22: From the Detroit News: Journal Register, which publishes in 10 states and is expected to be sold in mid-April, provided employees with notification “all business operations and employment of all employees will cease" on Apr. 17 … from Computer World: Google provides a peek at their news-ranking algorithm via a new patent application. Metrics cited include the number of articles produced, average length of an article and the importance of coverage from the news source … from National Public Radio: Marco Arment’s general interest magazine, The Magazine, is turning heads. Writers earn $800 per article. There’s no ads. It's turning a profit. Here’s how it works.

Feb. 25: From Nieman Journalism Lab: The Boston Globe’s two-tiered online platform—the free Boston.com and for-pay BostonGlobe.com—greatly affects the efforts of The New York Times to sell off the publication … two from The New York Times: What “House of Cards” gets right and wrong, and what it says about journalism … Committed to making and selling its own proprietary Nook e-reader, Barnes & Noble warned losses will be greater than the year before. The unit’s revenue for all of fiscal 2013 will be far below the $3 billion projection it gave.

Feb. 26: From ESPN: Miami (OH) University has selected Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh to be inducted into the school’s famed Cradle of Coaches fraternity. A life-sized bronze statue will stand in a courtyard at Yager Stadium next to those of Paul Brown and Weeb Ewbank, two Miami alumni who also won an NFL title …from Reflections of a Newsosaur: Valued at a tenth of what The New York Times paid, the sale of the Boston Globe won’t entice traditional publishers to purchase … from Columbia Journalism Review: Ryan Chittum says Times-Picayune executives cheered quarterly stats, but yearly numbers omit seasonal sales variations. “That’s why the latter is standard practice among public companies, and why it’s something to flag when executives tout the former."

Feb. 27: From Associated Press: Officials representing Connecticut and the federal Government press Facebook to remove certain Newtown posts and tribute pages over exploitation concerns … from Net News Check and Giga OM: One in every three minutes spent online is now done from a mobile device, while almost 10 percent of all video is viewed on a mobile device … from Nieman Journalism Lab’s Digital Scholarship: Facebook posts can be memorable, and did tweets actually direct bombs at Libya.

Feb. 28: From Net News Check: If AOL COO Arthur Minson is eyeing an exit, how much does Patch’s poor performance play in the decision, and who replaces him? … from Paid Content: Is The Atlantic being unfairly singled out as the poster child for what happens when native advertising goes wrong? … from Net News Check: Syracuse University will honor data journalism star Nate Silver with the i3 award for impact, innovation and influence.

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