Morning report: Murdoch’s mom dies; Rove gets the hook; and a newspaper is hiring

* Fox News producers now have to get permission before putting Karl Rove or Dick Morris on the air. (
* Why the man behind Mediagazer and Techmeme says no to people who want to invest in his sites. (
* Robert Lipsyte: “Bob Costas, who is even smarter than you think, is aware of what he’s doing.” (
* Rex Huppke’s “RIP Facts” piece is one of Time’s Top 10 Opinions of 2012. (@benestes) | The story behind the op-ed: (
* Pat Kiernan reads print editions for “In the Papers” on NY1 to see story placement and headline size. (
* Rupert Murdoch’s mother dies at 103 after suffering a fall in September. (
* Vogue editor Anna Wintour is being considered for ambassador to France or Great Britain. (
* PSA: Chicago Tribune is hiring metro reporters. (Response to DNAInfoChicago?) (@kevinthepang) | The paper laid off newsroom staffers in March. (
* A woman is slapped with a $750,000 defamation suit after she writes a negative Yelp review about her contractor. (
* Are you a “Homeland” fan? You might want to follow @sergeantbrody. (@sergeantbrody)