Morning report: Obama slam works for Newsweek

Newsweek’s anti-Obama cover “may have just hit one out of the park on newsstand sales,” reports Advertising Age.

The early read on sales suggests the issue could double Newsweek’s newsstand average … It’s also on track to land among the title’s top three newsstand sellers since 2010. (adage.com)

* USA Today launches high school football magazine. (adweek.com)
* Arkansas Democrat-Gazette guts its sports desk. (arkansasonline.com)
* Ex-Yahoo Newser David Chalian “is not damaged goods,” says Sam Donaldson. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Claim: “Among the established and aspiring journalists in the room, [Chalian’s] comment elicited no criticism.” (legalinsurrection.com)
* What to expect at next week’s Kindle event. (gigaom.com)
* Blame Arianna’s free massages? 15,000 reporters at RNC and most of them yawn at the CNN camerawoman/nuts story. (washingtonpost.com)
* “MSNBC talk shows are to network newscasts what blogs are to newspaper columns, shaggier and often less considered.” (nytimes.com)
* Margaret Sullivan’s NYT public editor column will debut in late September. (nytimes.com)
* Thomas Frank and Bob Davis are named Opinion Journalists of the Year. (opinionjournalists.org)
* Keith J. Kelly: Popstar! — a magazine popular with teen girls — has ties to porn empire. (nypost.com)

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