Morning report for March 18, 2013

State of U.S. News Media — Some highlights from Pew’s Annual Report
* Nearly a third of adults have stopped turning to a news outlet because it no longer provided them with the news they were accustomed to getting.state
* While mobile advertising is growing rapidly, 72% of that market goes to just six companies – including Facebook.
* 450 of the nation’s 1,380 dailies have started or announced plans for some kind of paid content subscription or pay wall plan.
* Regular local TV viewership among adults under 30 fell from 42% in 2006 to just 28% in 2012.
* (stateofthemedia.org) | Coverage of the report from New York Times, Adweek, and Associated Press.

Also:
* DOJ looked into allegations that Wall Street Journal staffers bribed Chinese officials. (wsj.com) | (nytimes.com)
* The issue of Time with Steve Brill’s 36-page cover story on medical bills sold more than double the typical number of copies. (nytimes.com)
* Iowa publisher doesn’t regret adding racist comments to his university salaries list. (wcfcourier.com) | He claims “hyphenated, unspellable, and oriental names may get you the big bucks.” (jimromenesko.com)
* New York Times reporter Jason DeParle defends the paper’s poverty coverage. (nytimes.com)
* Anderson Cooper wins GLAAD’s top honor. The gay media watchdog also honored the Boston Globe, Rolling Stone, City Pages’ Andy Mannix, Frank Bruni and The Advocate/Out. (reuters.com) | (glaad.org)
* CNN too sympathetic to Steubenville’s teen rapists? (nymag.com) | (huffingtonpost.com)
* “The media’s actually been grieving the ends of these rapists’ young lives for a few days now.” (theatlanticwire.com)
forbes* Forbes editor Lewis Dvorkin: Among traditional media companies, mine is the only one I know of charting a new course. (forbes.com)
* Towson prof: “The tendencies of most major news media trend left. There is no serious dispute.” (baltimoresun.com)
* Media throw Bradley Manning to the wolves. (miamiherald.com)
* Ex-Washington Post reporter Brian Krebs, who now covers cybercrime on his own, is a “SWATing” victim. (washingtonpost.com)
* Ten years of Iraq in Newsweek. (thedailybeast.com)

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