Morning Report: Elisabeth Murdoch profiled; a ‘Save the Plain Dealer’ party; and Bob Costas’ lecture

Rupert Murdoch’s The Daily iPad publication is shutting down after less than two years. News Corp. says that “technology and other assets from The Daily, including some staff, will be folded into” the New York Post. The Daily editor-in-chief Jesse Angelo becomes Post publisher. (allthingsd.com)
* How much of Elisabeth Murdoch’s drive is motivated by a desire to impress her father, Rupert? (newyorker.com)
* Michael Wolff: “Rupert Murdoch, who has such great power in the UK, should have less.” (usatoday.com)
* Tom Mockridge, who oversees Murdoch’s UK newspapers, is stepping down. (telegraph.co.uk)
* Ken Doctor: Get ready for Thomson vs. Thompson (WSJ’s Robert vs. NYT’s Mark). (niemanlab.org)
* “Save The Plain Dealer” party is Thursday; the paper’s supporters include “Hot in Cleveland” star Valerie Bertinelli. (nytimes.com)
* Bill Keller: “My most haunting memories of the eight years I spent as executive editor are phone calls to parents and spouses to say a correspondent had fallen into the hands of bad people.” (nytimes.com)
* Brit Hume, Lou Dobbs and others didn’t care for Bob Costas’ halftime gun control comments. (hypervocal.com)
* Jeff Zucker needs to change CNN’s programming without destroying its ad-sales model. (adage.com)
* High school journalists take a crash course in newspaper economics. (washingtonpost.com)
* Nate Silver on Politico: “They want to create noise, basically.” (daily-download.com)
* The Vatican says the pope is going to start tweeting on December 12. (Reuters) | June 2011: The pope starts tweeting. (hollywoodreporter.com)
* Baltimore citizen journalist broadcasts his own police standoff. (citypaper.com) | (baltimoresun.com) | (@baltospectator)
* CJR’s Dean Starkman discusses investigative reporting at Yale event. (yaledailynews.com)
* “Tank McNamara” writer and longtime Houston Chronicle film critic Jeff Millar dies at 70. (chron.com)
* The Atlantic’s James Bennet is named Editor of the Year by Adweek. (adweek.com)

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