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This & That: The Past Week of Media for Jan. 24-31

Jan. 24: From Nieman Journalism Lab: The deceased speak. Lessons from the graveyard of dead or dying phone apps … from Net News Check: After launching The Houston Chronicle, a new pay site to complement its Chron.com free site emerged. Growth has emerged steadily but free competition looms … from Poynter: Jeff Sonderman offers journalists the pros and cons to Twitter’s new Vine video tool … from The Verge: Does the death of RSS creator Aaron Schwatrz tell us information wishes to be free but the world isn’t ready?

Jan. 25: Two articles from Poynter: Publishers be wary of tech site Verge, which alleged that HuffPost’s outlink drove the original piece’s rankings down on Google … And does the print platform have a longer financial future than any of us realize? … from Giga OM: Is Twitter sliding off-track because of trying to implement too many widgets?

Jan. 28: From Media Bistro’s All Twitter: The fastest-growing social medium in 2012? Twitter. The addictive channel outpaced Facebook and Google+ … from New York Times: When John Malone, who created the modern-day cable system, said “runaway sports rights” costs amounted to “a high tax on a lot of households that don’t have a lot of interest in sports,” he wasn’t joking … from Think Like An Editor: The newsroom of the future? It might be at the Syracuse Post-Standard, where reporters don’t have proprietary physical space, instead carrying the newsroom on their back.

Jan. 29: From Reflections of a Newsosaur: Most newspaper stories are still too long, but stories topping 2,000 words have declined dramatically … from AdWeek: The Internet has become the destination for long-form sports journalism … from Paid Content: Andrew Sullivan left Daily Beast and raised almost $500,000 to embark on the path of a lone blogger. Does this signal a shift in media brand power?

Jan. 30: From The Washington Post: The Post’s Truth Teller app, developed with funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, combines video and audio extraction technology to search databases of facts and fact checks … from Diana Marszalek of Net News Check: Who owns social media? Should reporters be using company or personal accounts, and who owns these accounts and their followers? … from theLos Angeles Times: U.S. law enforcement requests for Twitter user data increased 20 percent in the second half of 2012.

Jan. 31: From Media Life: The six most anticipated ads for Super Bowl Sunday are already here ... from Saint Peters Blog: Poynter Institute reports a $3.8 million annual loss for 2011 ... from Nieman Journalism Lab: With the growth in tablets and smartphones in mind, Guardian CEO Andrew Miller says 'no' to U.S. paywall.

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