Evening report for May 15, 2013

* Washington Post Co.’s Gazette shuts down its Frederick office and lays off 30 people. (fredericknewspost.com) | “Decision regrettable but necessary.” (gazette.net)
* McClatchy says its digital subscriptions initiative is exceeding expectations. (bizjournals.com)
* Chris Cillizza: A “serious” journalist can be a “fun” journalist at times, too. (washingtonpost.com)
* Journo Junction comics creator Chad Huculak writes: “I vent my grievances about the industry through these comics and find it oddly therapeutic and hopefully other newspaper types can find solace in it as well.” cartoon
* The White House is pushing to revive a media shield bill. (nytimes.com)
* Winners of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Awards are announced. (press.org)
* JP Morgan wants to know what bank information Bloomberg News reporters saw. (reuters via yahoo.com)
* Big changes are coming to Google+. (Will anyone notice – or care?) (cnet.com)
* Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter’s contract renewal talks are draggin on; meanwhile, insiders have come up with a wish-list of potential replacements. (nypost.com)
* Gawker Media founder Nick Denton has proposed to actor boyfriend Derrence Washington. (observer.com)