Afternoon report


* Nate Silver’s wager offer is “a bad idea,” says New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan. ( | (
* Halifax Media sells the Press Democrat in Santa Rosa, CA, to a local investor group. (
* Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist’s handling of gay Republican “attack” story is questioned. (
* Why Time magazine used Instagram to cover Hurricane Sandy. (
* NPR listener hates man-on-the-street interviews: “I really don’t care what some random dude in Florida thinks.” (
* Martha Stewart’s media firm is laying off about 12% of its staff. (
* “How Bleacher Report saved me from a career I didn’t like.” (