Morning report

* Mark Thompson begins his duties as New York Times Co. CEO. (capitalnewyork.com) | A mistake, says Ken Doctor. (newsonomics.com)
* David Carr on Thompson: “I don’t see anything that would prevent him from doing his job.” (washingtonpost.com)
* New scandal creates crisis at BBC. (wsj.com) | Two more execs step aside. (nytimes.com)
* Is the death of newspapers the end of good citizenship? (csmonitor.com)
* “We’re closer to Fox News than we’ve ever been,” says MSNBC boss. (nytimes.com)
* School district tells Texas newspaper: We’re suing if you don’t pull mismanagement articles about us. (themonitor.com)
* Departing “Marketplace Money” host Tess Vigeland confesses she’s never been good with money. (marketplace.org)
* Organizers of the “dowdy” National Book Awards dinner try to make the event glamorous. (nytimes.com)
* Larry Beaupre, editor who took the fall for the Chiquita phone-hacking scandal at the Cincy Enquirer, is dead at 68. (Times-Tribune.com)
* “It’s apparent that people still want their blogs turned into books.” (chicagoreader.com)
* Bold design break — red type! — for Los Angeles Times’ overdose series. (laobserved.com)
* Arianna Huffington wants you to watch your stress level. (adage.com)

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