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This & That: The Past Week in Media for May 16, 2013

May 10: From Ad Age: The underfunded and result-poor NYC Media Lab gets a corporate boost from giants Time Warner Cable, Hearst, HBO and Verizon … from The New York Times: Google’s Glass product gets an early review from establishments in Las Vegas, Seattle: Get out … from The Atlantic: The names of legendary reporters have been known to inspire the titles of restaurants, pets, vanity tags and even songs. What makes for a great reporter name, and why does NPR seem to have so many of them?

May 13: From Poynter: Not so fast, Mr. Mobile: New statistics show legacy media command the biggest audiences. Television (41 percent), newspaper (35 percent) and radio (16 percent) dwarf the eight left for mobile platforms … from The New York Times: The Times-Picayune, a paper that produced print journalism so well it had virtually no competition, returns to daily print with competitors aplenty … from the Wall Street Journal: Cable sports giant ESPN has entered discussions with a major U.S. wireless carrier to subsidize content in an effort to guarantee mobile users viewing ESPN content won't have that usage counted toward their monthly data caps.

May 14: From The Washington Post: The Post opines about the DOJ’s overreach: Without giving AP a chance to weigh in, “We don’t see how the department could intelligently weigh its prosecutorial needs against this broad subpoena’s chilling effect on reporters and their sources." … from Nieman Journalism Lab: It was supposed to protect content and cull new revenue. What went wrong at News Right … from Paid Content: Mathew Ingram thinks the “time-spent” metric is overused and overvalued by newspapers, but the Internet is a highly-social, low ad engagement experience, too.

May 15: From The New York Times: Atty. Gen. Eric Holder describes an AP article as one of “the top two or three most serious leaks that I’ve ever seen” in defending the Department of Justice’s subpoena of AP phone records … from The Washington Post: Neil Irwin says the Bloomberg data scandal reveals important lessons about the future evolution of the media business … from Media Bistro’s Fishbowl DC: NBC’s Lisa Myers had no idea the size of the hornet’s nest she was swatting when she identified the White House Press Corps as “one of the President’s most important constituencies.”

May 16: From The New York Times: Oh, is this cool — an interactive web graphic to show how much your favorite baseball team is paying injured players with an up to the second tally! And yes, the Yankees are the league leaders! … from Net News Check: NAA president and CEO Caroline Little lauds re-introduction of federal shield law in light of this week’s events involving the Associated Press and the Department of Justice … from Reuters: While government officials say AP seizure was part of larger effort to dam leaks, lawmakers question how far Obama administration will plow past personal rights under guise of “national security.”

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