Morning Report: Journal News hires armed guards; Buzz Bissinger quits talk radio; and more

* The Journal News hired armed security guards after getting “negative correspondence” about its map of gun permit holders. (rocklandtimes.com)gun
* Putnam County refuses to release names of gun permit holders to the Journal News. (Reuters via yahoo.com)
* U.S. journalist James Foley has been missing for six weeks in Syria. (globalpost.com)
* Aurelius Capital Management is poised to try and prove that Sam Zell knowingly pushed Tribune into bankruptcy.(nypost.com)
* Tribune’s new owners are betting that television is the key to its future. (latimes.com)
* Dying crime reporter gets $4 million for her life story and movie rights. (palmbeachpost.com)
* Buzz Bissinger quits talk radio after concluding that it’s “fundamentally trivial.” (phillymag.com)
* Manassas starts the New Year without its own daily newspaper. (Warren Buffett closed the Virginia paper.) (enlightenedredneck.com) | Its farewell editorial. (insidenova.com)
* Feds seek information about 11 commenters on NOLA.com. (nola.com)
* “Great,” “best,” “bold” and other words that Washingtonian puts on the cover to sell magazines. (No “free,” though.) (jacklimpert.com)

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