Saturday report

* CJR reports dogs have been appearing in NYT 45% more frequently since Jill Abramson became top editor. (
* James Murdoch has stepped down from the board of Times Newspapers Holdings. (New York Times)
* Some Gannett newspaper staffers in Wisconsin signed public petitions in Gov. Walker recall effort. (Gannett Blog)
* Reed Elsevier expected to get about $50 million for Variety, says LAT source. (Los Angeles Times)
* Al Ross, whose cartoons appeared in The New Yorker for more than 60 years, is dead at 100. (New York Times)
* Man tries to climb New York Times building, says he just wanted a paper. (New York Post)