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. (

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