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This & That: The Past Week in Media for March 21, 2013

March 15: From Grantland: The sudden and immediate closing of the Phoenix —a Boston institution for years — moves Charles P. Pierce to reminisce about Beantown’s editorial carnival … from Mark Ramsey Media: Consumers fight back against move to remove AM/FM radio from new car production … from 10,000 Words: Is it time to stop using the term paywall and instead, brand content revenue streams as a subscription?

March 18: From the Chicago Tribune: Sun-Times Media, owners of the Chicago Sun-Times and 40 suburban newspapers, begins consolidating all operations into downtown offices by laying off several suburban editors and staffers … from Associated Press: Years of layoffs have withered the quality of journalism, leading nearly a third of all Pew Research Center participants to abandon a favorite media outlet … from Poynter: Pinterest offers publications new analytics tool to gauge engagement on your “pinned” content.

March 19: Two from the Knight Foundation: Here’s 6 “must-have” skills for the new age of journalism … Most J-schools are not listening to their critics, so Knight Foundation has decided to fund only the top-rated colleges … from Nieman Journalism Lab: He’s lauded as the new savior of the newspaper industry. What’s Warren Buffett’s profitability model for newspapers?

March 20: From Huffington Post: Think a hacker is your paper’s worst online nightmare? Think again — Matthews Keys highlights the danger of a rogue employee, too … from The New York Times: How a blogger helped unfurl the Steubenville football player rape case online … from Net News Check: Online retailer Amazon rolls out a “Send to Kindle” button; Washington Post among first companies to offer service.

March 21: From The New York Times: Tonight Show Homecoming: NBC begins building set at 30 Rockefeller studios to match late night show’s anticipated move back to the Big Apple, where show began in 1954 … from Net News Check: Readers of Toronto's two daily newspapers, The Toronto Star and The Globe and Mail, provide a buffer against declining ad revenue by embracing digital subscription models … from Media Post: Americans spend 1 of every 10 discretionary dollars online, and a lot of that cash is going towards phone and tablet apps.
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