Morning report

* Katie Couric to co-host the news on “Good Morning America” next week. (New York Times)
* News Corp. considers launching a national cable sports network. (Wall Street Journal)
* Paywall down! is free today. (
* Facebook adds permalinks to comments and makes other changes. (Facebook)
* Former Maxim and Blender editor Joe Levy is named Billboard editor-in-chief. (New York Post)
* Shit Gail Collins Says: Now a crossword puzzle. (Chicago Reader)
* What is an alt-weekly? asks Baltimore City Paper editor(
* Hundreds of reactions to NPR ombud’s column about sponsors. (
* Jeremy Lin has lunch with ESPN staffer who was fired over headline. (Washington Post) | The headline: (
* E.W. Scripps discloses it paid ex-newspaper division chief Mark Contreras $4.4 million in severance. (