Afternoon report

Autoweek’s Rory Carroll

* An Autoweek writer admits to bidding on neon signs and other Ford memorabilia on behalf of Edsel Ford II. Rory Carroll tells the people he met at a June auction: “I might not have been entirely forthright about who I was or what I was doing in New Hampshire buying old signs. In fact, I might have concocted an unnecessarily complex backstory just for you. But it’s never too late to tell the truth, so here it goes.” (Autoweek.com)
* Salt Lake City police flooded with calls after Drudge links to stabbing rampage story from April. (IBTimes.com)
* Reporter’s zeal to get a quote from Rep. David Dreier leads her to the men’s room off the House floor. (Washington Post)
* CNN president Jim Walton to step down at the end of the year. (New York Times)
* Newsman who was fired by Cincy Enquirer for stealing Chiquita voice messages has been working as a weekly editor. (MLive.com)
* FT digital subscriptions surpass print circulation globally. (FT.com)
* New York Times is now primarily supported by readers, not advertisers. (New York)
* Freelance photographers find certain parts of new New York Daily News contract to be onerous. (Capital New York)
* Columbus Dispatch previews smaller format that’s coming in September. (FormattedForLife.com) | Dispatch exec defends paywall. (BizJournals.com)
* Miami Herald paywall coming later this year. (New Times)

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