Afternoon Report for March 28, 2013

AMGOODAmazon.com buys Goodreads
San Francisco-based Goodreads was founded in 2006 by Otis Chandler. Terms of his deal with Amazon weren’t disclosed. Author Hugh Howey says in Amazon’s release: “I just found out my two favorite people are getting married. The best place to discuss books is joining up with the best place to buy books — To Be Read piles everywhere must be groaning in anticipation.”
* Amazon buys book-based social network Goodreads (paidcontent.org)

Also…
* Bill Keller’s talks with Columbia j-school about the dean job “didn’t go anywhere.” (washingtonpost.com)
* Orange County Register’s paywall is going up in April. (ocweekly.com)
* Roland Martin is named NABJ’s Journalist of the Year. (flcourier.com)
* What the…!? Judge orders journalists to not photograph teen who’s being tried as an adult or report in detail any evidence from his proceeding. (AP via mysanantonio.com)
* Time’s “How to Cure Cancer” cover is called wrong and cruel. (slate.com)
* CommonSense Media files for bankruptcy; lists prominent blogs and news sites as creditors. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Chicago public radio newsman asks listeners to help him to get answers from the governor’s office. (chicagotribune.com)
* Los Angeles Times’ heavy investment in local elections “runs against broader trends across the media industry.” (cjr.org)
* A story that journalists are missing: how new laws and regulations are promoting monopolies to the detriment of consumers. (ajr.org)
* New York Post transit reporter Jennifer Fermino jumps to the Daily News. (capitalnewyork.com)


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