Morning report

Photo: Mike McGregor

Photo: Mike McGregor

Out magazine “Person of the Year” Nate Silver tells the magazine that “to my friends, I’m kind of sexually gay but ethnically straight.” He adds: “For me, I think the most important distinguishing characteristic is that I’m independent-minded. I’m sure that being gay encouraged the independent-mindedness, but that same independent-mindedness makes me a little bit skeptical of parts of gay culture, I suppose.” (out.com)

Also…
* Charles Lane: Journalism needs “a genuine rededication to the values of accuracy, skepticism and prudence with which we already claim to operate.” (washingtonpost.com)
* Steve Buttry believes says (sorry, Bill Dedman!) journalism is improving, not declining. (stevebuttry.wordpress.com)
* A choked-up David Letterman spends about six minutes discussing the Newtown shootings. (nytimes.com) | Video (full show) (cbs.com)
* Can you get PTSD from reading too much news about the Newtown shootings? (slate.com)
* Networks scramble to be sensitive: “American Guns” isn’t renewed; “Best Funeral Ever” premiere postponed. (washingtonpost.com)
* Video of NBC’s Richard Engel before he was freed is now on YouTube. (nytimes.com)
* 87% of magazine and newspaper publishers have an iPad app. (paidcontent.org)
* Did a reporter’s return to a 1967 Newsweek story cause more harm? (observer.com)
* Brian Richards: My playbook for making local journalism viable. (fool.com)

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