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This & That: The Past Week in Media for Sept. 26, 2013

Sept. 20: From Public Broadcasting Service Idea Lab: When papers erect paywalls, they trade volume for more valuable commodities like engagement and loyalty … from the Reynolds Journalism Institute: Here’s what Yahoo’s Rob Barrett thinks journalism will look like by 2018 … from Media Post: Thanks to tablets and smartphones, the amount of time Americans spend online has doubled in a handful of years … from John J. Miller via the Detroit News: Our definition of a journalist is the beginning of a slippery slope … from Quartz: If you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7, you could already be using an obscure piece of infrastructure representing a ticket to the new Internet.

Sept. 23: From Poynter: A Patch reporter in Chicago faces jail if he does not reveal source of police reports, judge rules … from The Washington Post: The paper introduces Topicly, a faster way to get caught up on the day’s top news … from Digiday: The days of page views importance may be numberedTwo from All Twitter: Here's the roadmap every social media editor needs to cross-post within your paper's social media network ... the updated traffic grid for the best and worst times to post content to social media … from The New York Times: Comment sections have become particularly acidic. This is how we got to this point.

Sept. 24: Two from The New York Times: A study finds 49 percent of the hyperlinks are dead in archived Supreme Court decisions found on the web … A former FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking classified information to The Associated Press … from Paid Content: Google, Author’s Guild head back to court for showdown over Fair Use … from The Hill: Media giants are putting their collective muscle into lobbying for the new shield law … from Tech Crunch: Does your paper have a Pinterest page? The site is now appealing to publishers to post article pins.

Sept. 25: From Deadspin: Who’s the most bombastic sports columnist in the country? Leave it to a pronoun percentage calculator to help us find out … from Nieman Journalism Lab: Nieman needs publishers, writers and reporters to take their press pass poll … from Columbia Journalism Review: One group of journos don’t support the new shield law. National security writers say the law excludes them … from Reynolds Journalism Institute: There’s a way to produce a profit in hyperlocal news … from Forbes: How does a new media equation include native advertising?

Sept. 26: From Poynter: Comedian Dan Nainan punches Daily Beast reporter Josh Rogin in the face after Rogin criticized Nainan’s Washington, D.C. performance on Twitter … from Net News Check: NAA's Jim Conaghan thinks mobile devices have opened new opportunities for market penetration and revenue streams … from CNN Pressroom: Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos opens up about his role in the future of the paper … from The Drum: Tech law columnist Mark Leiser claims Easy Jet refused to allow him to board his flight after he tweeted criticism of the airliner for its treatment of an active serviceman … from The Washington Post: While YouTube remakes comments section, Popular Science shuts down online commentary.

—compiled by T.C. Cameron
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