Morning report

* AOL says one out of nine Patch sites makes money. (
* Study: College students are still heavy users of mainstream news sources. (
* Rupert Murdoch’s phony war on “elitist” journalism. (

Richard Ben Cramer

Richard Ben Cramer

* Pulitzer-winning reporter Richard Ben Cramer is dead at 62. ( | His greatest story? (@esquiremag)
* Ex-NYT baseball writer Murray Chass opts out as a Hall of Fame voter. (
* Star Tribune reporter discovers that employees at 16 state agencies have checked his driving record in recent years. (13th paragraph) (
* Robin Givhan returns to Washington Post’s pages as a freelancer after being laid off from The Daily Beast. (
* Columbus Dispatch parent is shutting its alt-weekly, The Other Paper, at the end of the month. (
* How do those teams “fair,” (h/t Alan Stamm) (
* Journal News employees targeted in Google Map with personal information. (
* Sorry, but your dog book can’t compete with Jill Abramson’s “The Puppy Diaries” in the New York Times. (
* Super Bowl advertisers are paying $4 million for a 30-second spot. (@richarddeitsch)
* The inspiration behind New York Times Magazine’s “This by That” chart. (