Afternoon report

* NPR’s ombudsman says “Morning Edition” host Steve Inskeep “went too far a handful of times during Sandy.” Inskeep responds: “In our many hours of serious coverage, I reserve the right to notice the absurd, even in an awful situation, and also to allow our correspondents to report what they see.” (npr.org)
* Harvard Crimson poll has 77% of students favoring Obama. (thecrimson.com)
* “How They See Us”: Foreign journalists’ views of the U.S. presidential race. (dailymotion.com)
* The oldest jailhouse newspaper in America puts out an impressive “commemorative issue.” (startribune.com) | The editor is a former Chicago Tribune marketing guy serving time for murder. (mydeathspace.com)
* Ex-Huffington Post execs’ news video app goes live. (paidContent.org)
* NYT is trying to make its apps “less of a formless container for print and web stories and more of a unique news experience,” reports Justin Ellis. (niemanlab.org)
* Romney campaign charges reporters for access to election night party; Obama has free and paid options. (masslive.com)
* Instagram is no longer just a smartphone app. (theatlanticwire.com)
* “70 is the new 68,” jokes 71-year-old Marv Albert. (shermanreport.com)
* Demand Media easily beats analysts’ expectations. (allthingsd.com)

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