Morning Report

PLAYBOYPlayboy’s CEO had to attend sensitivity training sessions after being accused of hitting on Playmates. Scott Flanders (at left) confirms the training sessions to Keach Hagey but says the claim that he hit on women is “absurd.” Under Flanders — CEO since 2009 — Playboy is smaller and more profitable, reports Hagey.
* Rebuilding Playboy: Less smut, more money (online.wsj.com)

* Jane Friedman: “The way I look at it: Each tweet is a potential waste of someone‚Äôs time.” (janefriedman.com)
* Al Jazeera America has a stack of 12,000 resumes after posting help-wanted ads. (chicagoreader.com)
* “There are always changes in the newsroom,” says NYT’s Jill Abramson. “I would expect that change to continue.” (capitalnewyork.com) | (nyunews.com)
* Robin Roberts is back on “Good Morning America.” (nytimes.com) | Champagne toasts to Robin: (@brianstelter)
* What happened to Indianapolis Monthly’s Lance Armstrong piece? Dave McKenna investigates. (deadspin.com)
* Soledad O’Brien apparently won’t be a part of the “new” CNN. (theatlanticwire.com)
* ChicagoSide’s Brian Sandalow stumped ESPN trivial guru Schwab – “and no, he did not take it very well.” (chicagosidesports.com)
* Journal Register Co. employees receive termination notices in accordance with the WARN act. (saratogian.com)
* Indiana University journalism school merger moves forward. (idsnews.com) | (facebook.com/SaveErniePyleHall)
* Conan O’Brien is this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner entertainer. (@edhenryTV)
* Associated Press Sports Editors announce their contest winners. (apsportseditors.org)
* Former Chicago Sun-Times owner Conrad Black loses a bid to void his fraud conviction. (bloomberg.com)
* “Kick ass and get noticed” as a city reporter in Big Rapids, Mich. (journalismjobs.com)
* Hey, Vandalia editor, you’re not the only journalist who struggles with numbers. (vandaliadrummernews.com)

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