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This & That: The Past Week in Media for Aug. 29, 2013

Aug. 23: From Net News Check: AP national security writer Robert Burns wins AP’s Oliver S. Gramling award for his endless stream of breaking news culled from a small work space in the Pentagon ... from The Associated Press: Bronx District Attorney admits New York Times photographer Robert Stolarik was arrested illegally … from NYT’s Public Editor Blog: The case of the soldier formerly known as Bradley Manning … from Giga OM: Of the changes being embraced at The New York Times, monetizing relationships instead of content might be the best yet … from Net News Check: How publishers can go about forging a relationship with video.

Aug. 26: From the Los Angeles Times: After Boston Red Sox owner John Henry buys the Boston Globe, is LA Dodgers owner Mark Walter eyeing the Times? … from Motherboard: Readers buy books, apps, subscriptions, etc., but they’re discovering they don’t own any of it … from John Kroll Digital: Newsrooms need more “digital” people … from CNN Money: John Henry and Jeff Bezos aren’t crazy — they’re buying into a business poised for a huge rebound … from Poynter: How do computational journalists process millions of documents? The Declassification Engine might be a good start … from Nieman Journalism Lab: How does your paper deal with reader comments? More legacy companies are trending toward the annotated web.

Aug. 27: Two from Nieman Journalism Lab: Legacy media buying blogs is trending, as The Monkey Cage lands with The Washington Post … The Honolulu Civil Beat is teaching the public how to fight for public access to records by founding a nonprofit legal aid clinic … from The New York Times: Paper blames “malicious external attack” from hackers for Tuesday’s site crash … from The Washington Post: Ever notice you never see or hear Dr. Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech? This is why … from Medium: In the Internet age, the headline is all some people read, making it more important than ever. (also note the article’s unique timestamp)

Aug. 28: From Baltimore City Paper: Here’s a list of the local Md. Patch sites likely to crash … from Ad Week: How Google Glass will forever change marketing. Siri gets snarky when you ask her about Glass … from Jim Romensko: No goodbye for staffer after Patch editor is fired and farewell is yanked … from The Next Web: Got Freemium? Smartphone readers of the Guardian can access either a free, ad-supported version or a premium fee-based site … from Screenwerk: Smartphone users prefer print ads when shopping for back-to-school deals.

Aug. 29: From Slate: How the FBI was led to believe an acclaimed author was the Unabomber … from New York Observer: Does Huffington Post really take in 36 million comments a month while only publishing about one-fourth as many? … from Yale Daily News: The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward returns to his alma mater (class of ’65) to teach his trade … from Poynter: The ESPN-Frontline dust-up begs the question: Has ESPN lost its’ moxie? … from Stijn Debrouwere: The news industry takes in metrics of all kinds to measure digital success, but there’s a better way to use them.

— compiled by T.C. Cameron

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