Morning report: Patch’s clarification and college kids have fun with NYT

On late Wednesday, Patch added a this-is-fiction notice to its story about gun-toting college kids after a newspaper pointed out there’s no Rocky Mountain State University in Durango. Belmont Patch editor Joan S. Dentler tells the paper: “Our apologies for any misleading information in the column — it was strictly meant as satire and not intended to mislead or misinterpret.” ( | (

More morning links
* Cornell students give NYT reporter fake names for story on college bars. A Times correction is coming. (
* WSJ. mag’s Deborah Needleman is named editor of NYT’s T style magazine. (
* Wall Street Journal has a “replacement writer” cover the Jets. (
* Mayor announces the end of his Seattle Weekly advertising boycott. (
* Detroit News reporter Frank Donnelly’s “‘Carrie’-with-a-happy-ending” story goes viral. (
* Female magazine editors-in-chief make $15,000 less than male counterparts. (
* Bride magazine’s Keija Minor is the first black top editor at a Conde Nast title. (
* Boston Herald’s Howie Carr says his Scott Brown yard sign was stolen. (
* Drudge’s one-billion pageviews claim is questioned; “he’s juicing his data.” (
* New York Times nets more than $100 million on its investment. (
* Huffington Post continues expansion with new site in Italy. (