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This & That: The Past Week in Media for Aug. 1, 2013

July 26: From USA Today: Aaron Kushner’s purchase of Freedom Communications, revival of the Orange County Register and launch of a new paper in Long Beach, Calif. has all the makings of a an old- fashioned newspaper war … from Nieman Journalism Lab: In search of a “truly interactive news platform,” Gawker is allowing readers to write headlines and reframe stories for its Kinja platform … from CNN Money: The “original sin” of newspapers has to be forgiven because eyeballs were the currency of the times, print heavyweights concedes.

July 29: From Nieman Journalism Lab: After almost 18 months of feuding, Meltwater and The Associated Press decide to become partners and friends … from Net News Check: The Washington Post rolls out "On Background," an interactive interview show dedicated to local news topics with a nudge to kick start conversation within the paper’s considerable social media presence … from The Economist: While American television becomes more British, British newspapers are becoming more American.

July 30: From The Next Web: In an effort to combine and globalize the company’s brand, The Guardian combines their UK, US and Australian products into one domain … from Nieman Journalism Lab: What’s the next big thing in print journalism? How does “Java Journalism” grab you? … from Twitter Blog: The Guardian says 10 percent of the paper’s breaking news comes from social media channels, with the biggest traffic driver coming from Twitter.

July 31: From Jim Romenesko: Editorial layoffs come to the Cleveland Plain Dealer … from The Associated Press: McClatchy News Service asks James Clapper, U.S. director of national intelligence, if reporter Jon Stephenson’s phone calls were monitored while he worked in Afghanistan last year … from TV Spy: Reporter Shea Allen, fired by Huntsville’s WAAY after disclosing several confessions on her personal blog, admits her surprise it ended like this.

Aug. 1: From Buzz Machine: If the new battle is for Big Data for mega-companies such as Facebook, Google and Twitter, where does mainstream or legacy media fit in all this? … from Poynter: Blogging is still big if ESPN plans to hire a blogger to cover every NFL team this fall … from Net News Check: Want to really make a splash with your advertisers? Digital marketing services help your advertisers establish themselves online, creating revenue stream for your paper in the process.

~Compiled by T.C. Cameron

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