Morning report for May 23, 2013

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— Above image via @OmarOakes
* Elizabeth Spiers: “If, godforbid, you have a palpable need to be liked by your [story] subject, you should probably get out of journalism.” (contently.com)
* British newspapers were right to run A1 photos of the bloody, cleaver-wielding Woolwich attacker, says Roy Greenslade. (guardian.co.uk)
* Legendary Baltimore Sun police reporter John Richard “Dick” Irwin dies at 76; he put the “human touch on crime.” (baltimoresun.com)
* Stop the presses! “Obama prom photo revealed.” (politico.com)
* Philly City Paper reports tensions between Inquirer staffers and the crew at Philly.com. (citypaper.net)
* University of Oregon’s Daily Emerald gets a College Newspaper of the Year award. (collegemediamatters.com)
* Everyone loved NYT’s “Snow Fall” — for a few minutes. (theawl.com)
* Demonstrators should remind the Koch brothers what Sam Zell called his Tribune nightmare — “the deal from hell.” (miamiherald.com)
* Tribune is sued by Chicago residents who don’t want to get the paper’s weekly ad throwaway. (chicagoreader.com)
jif* A battle over GIF pronunciation erupts, but one peanut butter maker reminds us… (nytimes.com)
* Brick-and-mortar bookstores were among the top gaining categories in shopper traffic in the first three months of 2013. (nreionline.com)
* Grand Forks Herald columnist Marilyn Hagerty pays tribute to her friend Al Neuharth. (grandforksherald.com)

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