Midday Tweets

What I’ve tweeted so far today to @romenesko followers:
* Chicago Tribune offers buyouts to newsroom. “We begin the year with a need to reduce costs,” says editor
* Brian Williams tells Nick Denton he’s among the people who “check your shit 10 times a day by iphone”
* Wisconsin high school apologizes for student column calling homosexuality a sin punishable by death
* Miss D.C. wins Miss America pageant’s first journalism scholarship. Ashley Boalch attends U. of Maryland
* Google says Murdoch’s tweet about the search giant being a “piracy leader” is “just nonsense”
* National Enquirer aiming to “reinvent gossip” with iPad app that launches in February
* Simon Dumenco goes after Huffington Post – again!