Morning Report: Nate Silver thinks Margaret Sullivan is swell; Martha Stewart disappoints

* Nate Silver calls Margaret Sullivan a “terrific” public editor. (@fivethirtyeight) | Earlier: New York Times public editor calls Silver’s wager offer “a bad idea.” (nytimes.com)
* Washington Post Co. reports sharply higher third-quarter earnings, thanks to its broadcast division. (washingtonpost.com)
* Ex-Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham may have enjoyed some hashish with Truman Capote. (washingtonpost.com)
* TV political ad revenue is up 68% over the 2008 election, reports Kagan. (jsonline.com)
* All of Chuck Todd’s newspaper-reading — New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times — is done on the iPad. (adweek.com)
* There’s a very real possibility that Mark Thompson’s NYT days will be cut short by the diligence of his own staffers. (thedailybeast.com)
* Keith J. Kelly hears tensions are flaring between Martha Stewart and her CEO. (nypost.com)
* Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia releases a disappointing third-quarter earnings report. (paidcontent.org)
* In recent weeks, Obama and Romney have both received more negative than positive coverage from the news media. (journalism.org)
* Upworthy’s mission is to share meaningful content and get other people to spread it. (niemanlab.org)
* Atlanta police investigate a bomb threat and extortion plot called in early Friday morning to the CNN Center. (ajc.com)

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