Morning report for March 22, 2013

* Amy Wilentz: How Google killed me. (“It was all the fault of my distant cousin Joel, a legendary Florida dermatologist, whom I have never met.”) (amywilentz.tumblr.com)
NOTDEAD* Stephen Colbert surprises the crowd at Slate’s Political Gabfest taping. (capitalnewyork.com)
* The AP is told it’s not invited to Philip Roth’s 80th birthday party. (njnewscommons.org)
* Median age of a Google employee: 29. Median age of a newspaper staffer: 45. (newsonomics.com)
* Book publishing world salaries: “It’s tough out here, as these numbers prove.” (lifenpublishing.com)
* SEC filing says Glenn Beck’s TheBlaze is raising $40 million in new funding. (techcrunch.com)
* Bill Grueskin was seen by many as “the obvious, even inevitable choice” for Columbia j-school dean. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Ethics panel’s meeting on openness is closed to the Boston Herald. (bostonherald.com)
* California governor considers $10 charge for each public records search. (AP via kqed.org)
* Chicago Reader “is perhaps Sun-Times Media’s healthiest title,” says Reader’s press critic. (chicagoreader.com)
* Reader rival NewCity says revenues are up 33% in the first quarter. (newcitynetwork.com)
* Jim MacMillan is named Center for Public Interest Journalism assistant director. (cpijournalism.org)
* “I’m gonna come after you,” county lawyer warns Missourian reporter. (emissourian.com)
* Texas Monthly’s new barbecue editor wants “to cover the entire life-cycle of barbecue.” (eater.com)
* Newspapers could find revenue in membership programs. (streetfightmag.com)
carl* NPR legend Carl Kasell is named press group’s North Carolinian of the Year. (ncpress.com)
* Patch posts Dunkin’ Donuts “news.” (Romenenesko Letters) | News & Record posts McDonald’s “news.” (news-record.com)
* Former New Hampshire Union Leader editor is charged with child porn possession. (unionleader.com) | Photo: (wcvb.com)


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