Evening report for May 7, 2013

“Good thing about journalists who actively tweet,” writes Romenesko reader Doug Conarroe, “they have lots of help when stuck in a courthouse elevator. Robert Allen works for the Fort Collins Coloradoan.”

Allen tweets his saga. (He’s now out of the elevator.)

* 2013 is turning into the Year of Paywall Tinkering. (niemanlab.org)
* Chicago Sun-Times replaces its Weekend section with Chicago Reader listings. (chicagoreader.com)
* CNN under Jeff Zucker is “working out great,” says Time Warner’s CEO. (hollywoodreporter.com)
* NYT’s Jill Abramson defines a “pizza story” as a huge breaking-news event that keeps journalists holed up in the newsroom for a long time. (capitalnewyork.com)
* San Antonio Current hires former Seattle Weekly editor to cover the Spurs. (altweeklies.com)
* A Seattle Times staffer gets Dennis Rodman to tweet to Kim Jong Un about Kenneth Bae. (seattletimes.com)
* Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly renew their Fox News contracts. (nytimes.com)
* Times-Picayune/Baton Rouge Advocate rivalry is good for readers, says a veteran Louisiana newsman. (nola.com)
* NBC’s Richard Engel will be reporting on his latest trip inside Syria. (nbcuniversal.com)