Morning report for March 29, 2013

* Friends of the “Bad Lieutenant” are threatening New York Post reporter Candice Giove for writing about the man’s racist tweets. (
* NPR is pulling the plug on “Talk of the Nation.” Host Neal Conan will depart after more than three decades with the network. ( | (
* The Sun-Times is late in paying Chicago Tribune for printing and distribution. (
* Assistant DA wants McAllen (TX) Monitor reporter held in contempt for naming Border Patrol agent who testified in open court. (
* The Atlantic’s Molly Ball wins the Toner Prize for Excellence in Political Reporting. (
* Why twenty-somethings have a hard time paying for content. (
* Huffington Post Live thrives on tape. (
* Longtime Syracuse Post-Standard editor Mike Connor has resigned. “The time feels right to try something else,” he says. (
* Paul S. Williams, the founder of Crawdaddy magazine, dies at 64. (
* Edward Felsenthal is named managing editor. (
* Fired Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine says he’s suing ESPN. (AP via
* Brian Stelter now has a “Top of the Morning” tumblr ((
* Former editor of Appeal-Democrat has been missing since March 6. His car was found in a parking lot near the Golden Gate Bridge. (