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This & That: The Past Week in Media for June 13, 2013

June 7: From Time: From badminton to NBA basketball, You Tube starts offering edited highlight packages – could high school and prep sports be far behind? … from Media Post: Remember when offering your reporters or advertising stars a laptop was an exclusive office perk? That perk is now a tablet … from Alex Garcia of the Chicago Tribune: Here’s 10 after-the-fact responses to what happened to the photo department at the rival Chicago Sun-Times.

June 10: From Politico: President Barack Obama said the Dept. of Justice’s monitoring of reporters could “chill the investigative journalism that holds government accountable,” and many journalists agree … from Nieman Journalism Lab: The eviction of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism from the University of Wisconsin’s Madison campus threatens to undue 100 years of innovation.

June 11: Two from Slate: Less really is more – readers get through 60 percent of copy before moving on to another article, and less than 25 percent of readers finish an online article … Did Jonah Lehrer get paid to plagiarize again? His new book contains some curiously similar passages … from Nieman Journalism Lab: Post-Newtown Elementry shooting fears pits transparency versus privacy, as Connecticut bans to large amount of homicide records.

June 12: Two from Net News Check: The Washington Post aims to boost its advertising strategy with “Sponsored Content,” which will be separate from the newsroom … Associated Press CEO Gary Pruitt will speak June 19 at the National Press Club in Washington, outlining ways to protect newsgathering organizations against government interference … from Ad Age: Monetizing the ‘Net gets even tougher after report says half of online ads aren’t read.

June 13: From Poynter: Former Tribune real estate executive Stephanie Pater pleads guilty Wednesday to cheating Tribune Co. of $264,000 in commissions … from All Things Digital: Following Twitter, Facebook announces plans to add the #hashtag symbol to its network … from The Guardian: Hellenic Broadcasting Corp. (ERT) ceased broadcasting in some locations overnight Tuesday as journalists from Greece's state broadcaster defied a shut-down order. It is believed to be the first time a state broadcaster in Europe has been closed down by its government in the postwar era.

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