Morning report

* Dividends, share buybacks, and an anti-paywall stance help bleed Washington Post Co. dry. (
* How Wendy Ruderman saved the Philadelphia Daily News. (Attytood)
* Georgia Democrat calls for investigation into misinformation campaign against USA Today journalists. (USA Today)
* Will former Post-Intelligencer ME David McCumber return to Seattle to run Crosscut? (Seattle Weekly)
* David Gregory: “I still think that is just the best thing online.” (
* Court actions pending against ex-MaineToday CEO Richard Connor.
* Profits at Murdoch’s News Corp. up 47% despite scandal. (New York Times)
* Globe and Mail in Toronto announces a paywall and unpaid leaves for staffers. (Globe and Mail)