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This & That: The Past Week in Media for Oct. 31, 2013

Relevant and irreverent industry news from the region, nation and rest of the globe
Oct. 25: From Fortune: Warren Buffett says uncertainty about leaving The Washington Post to a reluctant CEO led him to pass on a possible purchase … from The Washington Post: Gerry Lenfest is an 83-yr-old institution in Philadelphia. His efforts to save the Inquirer are detailed by Erik Wemple … from Mashable: Freedom Communications CEO Eric Spitz – he of the Orange County Register – says it’s a mistake not to invest in newspapers … from PR Newser: FNC plats fake tip to sucker journalist in hopes of discrediting him, and it worked … from the NAA Blog: Here’s how three small newspapers generate big revenue from sponsored events.

Oct. 28: From Poynter: After 10 years in the big chair, Poynter president Karen Dunlap is retiring … from Paid Content: No matter what side of the fence you’re on regarding learning code or not learning code as a journalist, there’s no doubt it’s in our future, which is code for now! … from New Yorker: If ad avoidance is a problem, what is your newspaper doing to combat it? … from Columbia Journalism Review: Detroit’s bankruptcy is the nation’s first big city to seek relief from legacy costs and unsustainable spending, but likely not the last. Here’s how it’s being covered … from The New York Times’ Sunday Review: The Internet is capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, and we’re all slaves to it.

Oct. 29: From The Guardian: As print era ends, journalism remains viable in emerging life forms … from Huffington Post: Not that he ever left, but Bob Woodward is taking a more active role in being Bob Woodward as the Bezos era unfolds at The Washington Post … from Reuters: British Prime Minister David Cameron says his government may act against newspapers over Snowden leaks … from Nieman Journalism Lab: Admitting he doesn’t know everything, John Henry tells of his ideas on paid content and a desire to lead a larger conversation during his ownership of the Boston Globe … from Tech Crunch: If you have a Twitter account, Twitter co-founder Evan William wants you to blog on his new platform, Medium … from

Oct. 30: From Politico: Banksy op-ed opposing World Trade One rejected by The New York Times because of hang-up on art, content … from Wimp.com: Here’s one of the first reports about newspaper content becoming available on your home computer (with VIDEO from 1981) … Two from Columbia Journalism Review: Alicia Shepard says The Associated Press was right in firing Bob Lewis … how a Las Vegas SPJ panel presentation became a free-for-all because a Joint Operating Agreement is at stake … from the Knight Foundation: How nonprofit news is finding a foothold.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! From News Works: Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner George Norcross and his allies publicly offer to buy out adversaries Lewis Katz and Gerry Lenfest for $29 million, but the offer is rejected … from Net News Check: The Associated Press offers two new Stylebook subscriptions … from The Washington Post: The primary communication links that connect Internet superpowers Yahoo and Google have been compromised by the National Security Agency, according to documents leaked by Edward Snowden … from Buzz Feed: Twitter, also known as journalism’s favorite social medium, tells journalists they’re not welcome for IPO presentations … from All Twitter: Coffee and journalism have always been best friends. Now you can do both with a tweet!

—compiled by T.C. Cameron
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