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Evening Report for April 17, 2014

Minneapolis Star Tribune’s new owner says he bought the paper for about $100 million. (Boston Globe went for $70 million last year.) (minnpost.com) Seven Peoria plainclothes cops with a search warrant raided a home to unmask the person behind the now-suspended parody @peoriamayor account. (pjstar.com) New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley … Read More

Bill O’Reilly lashes out at Roger Ailes biographer at ‘Most Powerful in Media’ bash

Kudos to Roger Ailes biographer Gabe Sherman for raising Bill O’Reilly’s blood pressure a bit at last night’s Hollywood Reporter-sponsored “Most Powerful People in Media” party. What happened when Sherman confronted the “Factor” host: I asked if he had read the book and what he thought. When he registered who I was, his eyes bulged … Read More

Walking the public opinion tightrope

The first episode of Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime's mammoth documentary series on climate change that premiered Sunday night, is every bit as riveting as its celebrity-laced cast would suggest. In the first hour of the nine-part...Show More Summary

Huffington: 'Virality is overrated'

The Huffington Post's South Korean edition--the site's 11th international incarnation--launched in February with a reporting focus on burnout and technology addiction, two themes that HuffPost will also cover globally. Arianna Huffington...Show More Summary

Morning Report for April 17, 2014

Michael Wolff and the Guardian “go our separate ways” and don’t say why. capitalnewyork.com) Ken Doctor asks in his post about the L.A. Register: “How many humans are going to be buying daily print newspapers in 2024?” The answer: Few. (niemanlab.org) The Minneapolis Star Tribune – sometimes called the Star & Sickle … Read More

In defense of 'Dasani'

Columbia's Bill Grueskin tries to explain why the Pulitzer board dismissed The New York Times's "Invisible Child" series about Dasani Coates, the 11-year-old homeless girl whose life was so vividly captured by Andrea Elliott in December. The Audit (Dean Starkman and I) is among those who were baffled that the series wasn't even a Pulitzer finalist, much less a winner,...

Wall Street Journal’s ‘Lobotomy Files’ wins a Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism

The winners of the University of Oregon’s 2014 Ancil Payne Awards for Ethics in Journalism are: Michael Phillips of the Wall Street Journal for “The Lobotomy Files,” a report on the 2,000 or World War II veterans lobotomized by the Veterans Administration. University of Alabama Crimson White editors for “The Final Barrier,” which … Read More

Fargo Earns Solid Sampling in Debut

The series premiere of FX’s adaptation of Fargo drew some decent sampling Tuesday night, scaring up 2.65 million viewers and a 0.8 in the 18-49 demo. While the 10 p.m. deliveries weren’t exactly world-beaters—recent dramas The Americans...Show More Summary

Bad move, Ufly

My boss had me training a new guy the last few days, and now that he can do my job, and CNN left, he fired me. That's Ufly. — Mitchell Casado (@MitchellCasado) April 16, 2014 “Your boss must be an idiot!! You were so great on CNN” (@mitchellcasado) March 20: Casado draws international … Read More

What law did the Toledo Blade break? The Army won't say

After military police detained two journalists last month outside a military manufacturing plant, an Army spokesman said the journalists had violated "Federal law and Army Regulations" by photographing the facility. But which law, and which regulations? The Army didn't say at the time--and it won't say now. We have a pretty good idea, though, of one federal law the government...

Chris Hamby quits CPI for BuzzFeed two days after winning a Pulitzer

Chris Hamby won the investigative reporting Pulitzer on Monday for his Center for Public Integrity “Breathless and Burdened” probe. Today he announced he’s leaving CPI and joining BuzzFeed’s investigative team. “I view Buzzfeed’s commitment to hard-hitting, fair and compelling reporting as a tremendous sign for the future of journalism,” he says. Show More Summary

It’s hadron, not hardon!

This is wrong: Elusive ‘exotic hadron’ particles confirmed (livescience.com)

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