Evening report: D.C. press corps doesn’t get it; Donald Trump goes after VF; does Person of the Year matter?

Good luck to him! An alt-weekly editor plans to open a used bookstore
Jerome Ludwig has resigned as managing editor of the Chicago Reader after 14 years at the paper and plans to open a used book store. used “He expected to be here until he retired,” writes Reader media reporter Michael Miner, “but as he entered his 50s the hours finally began to wear him down, and the new quarters [at the Sun-Times] were so strange he knew he could never settle into them.” (chicagoreader.com)

* The D.C. press corps didn’t seem very interested in gun control at today’s press conference. (nytimes.com)
* Erik Wemple: “People couldn’t fathom what appeared to be the press corps’ provincial, short-term memory.” (washingtonpost.com)
* Limbaugh likes how Jake Tapper pressed the president on guns today. (politico.com)
* “Ship in some real people to query the president the next time,” writes Will Bunch. “They’ll ask better questions.” (philly.com)

Looks healthy to me, Donald.

Looks healthy to me, Donald.

* Donald Trump: “Vanity Fair looks like a dying magazine! Really really boring, really really thin!” (@realDonaldTrump) | “Graydon Carter should be fired.” (@realDonaldTrump)
* Denver Post’s Greg Moore is named Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year by the National Press Foundation. (dankennedy.net)
* Why is censorship good for news organizations when their people are kidnapped but not for others? (gawker.com)
* The Awl’s Choire Sicha: “There’s definitely times when people pitch their stuff and I’m like, ‘Please take this to a fancy magazine. I’m like, Please call x person at GQ and please go somewhere bigger. [Why?] Because I would like to see them paid at a magazine word rate. I mean, I would like to see everyone paid at a magazine word rate, constantly, including for their tweets.” (longform.org)
* For most reporters who investigate Scientology, fascination with the group doesn’t end with the publication of their stories. (lamag.com)
* Inside the delightful Harvard Crimson archives. (theawl.com)
* Florida Attorney General drops request to have Times-Union reporter Matt Dixon testify. (jacksonville.com)
* Why are reporters still going inside Syria? asks Michael Calderone. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Does Time’s Person of the Year matter? (ibtimes.com) | It’s not news; it’s a magazine promotion. (@testycopyeditor)