Morning report: Would you pay for access to Slate writers?

Slate is considering a membership program that would give members bonus content, “access to Slate personalities,” and other benefits. “It’s a very early stage exploration of ideas we’ve batted around for a long time,” Slate Group editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg tells Jeff Bercovici. “We’re not looking at any kind of metered model or paywall (we tried that in 1998!).”
* Slate considers a membership plan (forbes.com)

Also…
* Ex-Los Angeles Times columnist Tim Rutten joins the Los Angeles Daily News. (dailynews.com)
* The honeymoon appears to be over for Time Inc. CEO Laura Lang, reports Keith J. Kelly. (nypost.com)
* Claim: Apple execs “seething” over joyful reaction to new Google Maps app. (businessinsider.com)
* Fox News blasts NBC’s Andrea Mitchell for tying GOP opposition to Susan Rice to race and gender. (politico.com)
* Google interns make $6,862 a month on average, while Facebook interns are paid $5,622 monthly. (finance.yahoo.com)
* Israeli soldiers punch two Reuters cameramen and forced them to strip in the street. (news.yahoo.com)
* Internet may soon beat TV as the main source of national news. (paidcontent.org)
* Is print media dead, dying or drifting? (socialdriver.com)

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