Morning report: A ‘bloody’ cake to celebrate a blog’s anniversary

“I want to eat the blood! I want to eat the blood!”
Toledo Blade crime reporter Taylor Dungjen celebrates her “Ride Along” blog’s first birthday (a month late) with a cake featuring a shooting victim. (Taylor, I’ll send you my Death Log book as a present; let me know where to mail it.) (

More links:
* To reduce its pension liabilities, NYT offers some ex-staffers the option to receive a one-time lump sum payment or start a lower monthly annuity now. (
* Wall Street Journal pulls article by Jonah Lehrer that “inappropriately reused passages” from a Boston Globe piece. (
* “Patch grew extremely big very quickly,” notes an ex-staffer. “Its management never caught up to handle that.” (
* Reporter Gloria Negri retires from the Boston Globe after 53 years. ( | story)
* Chicago Tribune reduces the number of TribLocal sections during Journatic suspension. (
* Petition: “Tell the Chicago Sun-Times that sexism has no place in their political coverage.” (
* Chris Wallace tells Philly audience he was most nervous interviewing Michael Jordan. (
* Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson play Google interns in a buddy comedy being shot at Stanford today. (