Afternoon report

* Publisher: “Today The Journal News has removed the permit data from lohud.com. Our decision to do so is not a concession to critics…” (lohud.com) || The paper “must believe that they were doing harm,” writes Erik Wemple. (washingtonpost.com)

(Credit: Will Steacy)

(Credit: Will Steacy)

* Publicist who is suing FishbowlDC accuses the Mediabistro-owned site of conducting a “smear campaign.” (legaltimes.typepad.com) | What FishbowlDC said about her: (washingtoncitypaper.com)
* Newsroom memo reveals Toronto Star’s anti-plagiarism plan. (steveladurantaye.ca)
* Lance Armstrong’s doping confession draws 4.3 million viewers to Oprah’s network. (nytimes.com)
* USA Today and Gallup part ways after 20 years of collaboration. (washingtonpost.com)
* Keach Hagey: Hearst’s iPad pricing maneuver “is so bold it may make even Cosmo readers blush.” (wsj.com)
* Former NPR News chief Ellen Weiss is named E.W. Scripps Washington bureau chief. (tvnewscheck.com)
* Scripps to launch an online news site in Cincinnati. (bizjournals.com)
* Photo-essay: “Deadline for the Philadelphia Inquirer.” (cnn.com)
* Ed Koch recalls “very nice” former employee Nikki Finke. She says: “I’m just very flattered that he remembers me.” (politicker.com)
* Ex-Chicago Tribune ombud and onetime Notre Dame PR man: “The ethics of the Te’o case are really quite simple and require no heavy-duty philosophical analysis.” (digitalethics.org)
* ESPN’s Don Van Natta Jr. published a monthly sports magazine called The Sports Magazine when he was in third and fourth grade. (thebiglead.com)
* Time Warner Cable bans some gun ads. (multichannel.com)
* Gawker Media’s new Fellows program offers “paid work experience and a path towards a full-time job with benefits.” (gawker.com)

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