Morning report for April 5, 2013

tributes* Sun-Times editorial: We felt intense pride in being journalists here simply because Roger was one of us. (suntimes.com) | More from Roger Ebert’s newspaper: (suntimes.com)
* “He personified the paper and was its heart and soul,” writes former Sun-Timesman Robert Feder. (timeoutchicago.com)
* Chicago Tribune on Siskel and Ebert: “Cancer claimed them both, 14 years apart.” (chicagotribune.com)
* Tribune’s Michael Phillips: “Right away Roger presented himself as a colleague, then a champion, later a friend.” (chicagotribune.com)
* “Ebert was one of us,” writes Michael Miner. “He just had a neater job.” (chicagoreader.com)
* Ebert’s Twitter brilliance helped him find a new generation of fans. (washingtonpost.com)
* “I became a newspaperman because of Roger,” writes Roger Simon. (politico.com)
* The Daily Illini reprints its former editor-in-chief’s columns from the early 1960s. (dailyillini.com/ebert)
* Watch last night’s Chicago public TV station tribute to Ebert. (wttw.com)

Also…
* Longreads teams up with the Atlantic, but remains an independent company and editorial team. (longreads.com)
* Columbia j-school’s Bill Grueskin on reporting in a social media world. (scribd.com)
* Cleveland Plain Dealer alums react to news that the paper is cutting home-delivery days. (newspaperalum.com)
* Jeff Bezos makes “a significant investment” in Business Insider. (businessinsider.com)
ali* Ali Velshi will anchor a primetime business show on Al Jazeera America. (mediabistro.com) | (nytimes.com)
* NCAA cuts floor seating for reporters covering the Final Four. (shermanreport.com)
* Daily Tar Heel’s sexual assault coverage page explained. (collegemediainnovation.wordpress.com)
* Anna Wintour tries to revitalize Brides and Lucky. (nypost.com)
* University of Cape Town student paper apologizes for its most-attractive-race poll. (iol.co.za)


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