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WOW821.jpgFishbowlLA: The popular online role-playing game World of Warcraft is going analog, at least in a supplementary capacity. WOW parent company Blizzard Entertainment has partnered with UK-based Future Publishing to create World of Warcraft, The Magazine.

BayNewser: San Francisco’s Nichi Bei Times, the Japanese American community newspaper that has been publishing since 1946, announced yesterday that it will cease publication as of Sept. 10.

Neiman Journalism Lab: Why did Newser’s traffic fall off a cliff? Michael Wolff titled a typically provocative blog post yesterday, “I’m Proud to Kill the News,” stating that news aggregators understand the Web better than newspaper Web sites. Readers, he said, “come to Newser, rather than The New York Times, probably because they want what we are offering: short articles from many more sources.” Which is fair enough, except that Newser’s traffic has tumbled: Since peaking at 1.6 million people in May, it now stands at 546,000 monthly visitors, according to Quantcast.

Folio: Dan Blank: While many bemoan the changes that are occurring as our culture moves from print to digital media creation and consumption, I wanted to consider the value of digital media if we were experiencing the opposite transition: “What if we were moving from a digital media world to a print media world?”

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