Morning Report

* Every TV newsroom in the U.S. apparently got the same script for an ice cream apps feature. In a 1-minute, 44-second segment, Conan O’Brien shows 25 news anchors from around the country reading the same feature intro: “I scream, you scream … well, you know the rest.” (Conan O’Brien)
* Earlier: Conan shows anchors reading the same “email overload” intro (

* Hillary Frey is named editor-in-chief of Yahoo! News; Aaron Task gets that title at Yahoo! Finance. (Capital New York)
* ProPublica gets $1.9 million from Knight Foundation to expand its data journalism efforts. (Nieman Journalism Lab)
* North Texas Tollway Authority spent $137,000 to keep memos away from Dallas Morning News.
* Margaret Sullivan says landing NYT public editor job “was not a slam dunk.” (New York Observer)
* County supervisor bullies advertisers and supporters of CalCoastNews. (
* The good news in Media General’s quarterly report: revenue from broadcasting operations rose. (Reuters)
* USA Today’s new app will have more social media and video integration. (Gannett Blog)