Morning report for March 12, 2013

uniwatch* Uni-Watch readers get a membership card after sending $25 to site creator Paul Lukas. He explains the 12-step process of designing the cards and getting them to new enrollees. (“Step 9: I sit down and sign each of them on the ‘Commissioner’ line.”) Every card comes laminated by Paul. (uni-watch.com)
* Politico’s launching a free quarterly print publication with articles that appeared on its Pro site. (paidcontent.org)
* Reporter Andrea Tornielli is the reason there’s a Vatican City media blackout. (“He was getting live feeds from cardinals inside these supposedly secret meetings.”) (capitalnewyork.com)
* Eric Zorn’s eyebrow is raised over Washington Post’s “cardinals led by the Holy Spirit” line. (chicagotribune.com)
* Florida ethics chairman swears up a storm over reporter’s record request. (jacksonville.com)
* New York City tabloids tease Mayor Bloomberg over soda ban ruling. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* Jon Stewart has many more reasons to move on than to come back to “The Daily Show.” (phillymag.com)
* NBC chief digital officer Vivian Schiller describes her Soviet Union “tour escort” days. (linkedin.com)
* “It’s ass-saving time for morning villain Matt Lauer,” writes Andrea Peyser. (nypost.com)
* MIT Media Lab apologizes for raunchy SXSW party wristbands. (bostonherald.com)
* Bleacher Report co-founder claims the revamped Deadspin is Bleacher Report-like. (pandodaily.com) | He’s wrong; it’s not the same model. (adamkoscielak.kinja.com)
* Pasadena Star-News’ community news lounge opens today. (pasadenastarnews.com)
* Providence Journal gets a boost from commercial printing and delivery jobs. (wpri.com)
* High school paper’s sex and relationships issue upsets some parents (of course). (nbcbayarea.com)

-- Matt Buchanan's first day at The New Yorker

— Matt Buchanan’s first day at The New Yorker

* A rough weekend for the Syracuse Post-Standard, in part because of daylight saving time. (youtube.com)
* Matt Buchanan shows up at the New Yorker offices looking like a New Yorker cover. (facebook.com)
* Orange County Press Club president defends himself again plagiarism accusations. (mediabistro.com)

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