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This & That: The Past Week in Media for Aug. 15, 2013

Aug. 9: From Crain’s Chicago Business: Do the recent sales of The Washington Post and Boston Globe help or hurt the potential sale of the Tribune family of papers? … from Pew Research Center: Public support for media’s watchdog role hits three-decade high despite accuracy criticisms … from Garcia Media: John Henry, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett aside, here’s some other trends in newspapering this summer.

Aug. 12: From Digiday: Do you lose your credibility as a journalist if you’re writing branded content for sites like Journatic, Scripted or Contently? … from Jim Romenesko’s Sound Cloud: AOL Patch’s Tim Armstrong fires his creative director on a conference call … from Media Shift: Do you require your staffers to hold a journalism degree? You might be surprised who no longer cares if it’s not earned.

Aug. 13: From Vice: Why do most of us know the Edward Snowden saga intimately while journalist Barrett Brown has been jailed for over a year — without trial — because of his Trap Wire discovery? … from Pando Daily: Long form journalism has been reinvented as a necessity – how did this happen? … from Columbia Journalism Review: NPR vigorously defends itself after ombudsman report lists serious problems with an award-winning investigation.

Aug. 14: From Poynter: Really? The UK’s Daily Mail plagiarizes an article about a subject it had originally written about … from All Things Digital: AOL CEO Tim Armstrong apologizes for publicly firing Abel Lenz, but refuses to hire the creative director back … from Ad Week: Victoria Espinel, backed four years ago by media and entertainment as the nation's first intellectual property enforcement coordinator, retires.

Aug. 15: From Chicago Business Journal: Wrapports, the parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times, unveils Aggrego, a variation of Journatic, the cheaper, community-focused editorial content service of the Chicago Tribune … from Net News Check: Craigslist.org siphoned nearly $5 billion in ad revenue from local newspapers between 2000 and 2007 … from Investigative News Network: News consumers demand faster turnaround, have shorter attention spans, and expect strong emotional and intellectual impact – is there a place for slow journalism anymore?

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