Afternoon Report for June 17, 2013

Hassan Rohani / Rowhani / Rouhani.

Hassan Rohani / Rowhani / Rouhani.

* From a Monday afternoon WSJ memo: “Iran’s new president is Hassan Rohani. We’ve decided to nuke the other spellings used by some other media out there, of Rowhani and Rouhani.” (NYT uses Rowhani; WaPo goes with Rouhani.)
* Tribune Co. reports revenue was up slightly in 2012, while net income was down. (chicagotribune.com)
* On page 39 of this Tribune PDF: “Employee Reductions — The Company reduced staffing levels in its operations by approximately 900 positions in 2012, 700 positions in 2011 and 600 positions in 2010.”
* “Ominous move”: The Oregonian files application for Oregonian Media Group name. (wweek.com)
* LSU faculty members are writing a book about the New Orleans newspaper war. (businessreport.com)
* New York Times’ Declan Walsh has been temporarily reassigned to South Africa after being kicked out of Pakistan. (ibtimes.com)
* A reader writes: “Deseret News does it again. They used the 2011 Father’s Day cartoon for FoxTrot. I guess swimsuit models didn’t fit with their policies.” (Too hot for D-News) | Earlier: “Baby Blues” comic too racy for Deseret News. (jimromenesko.com)

Too hot for Deseret News!

Too hot for Deseret News!

* LinkedIn is adding content from “Influencers” like Bill Gates, Richard Branson and Meg Whitman. (nytimes.com)
* Charles Apple interviews Stephanie Swearngin, who has been designing the Colorado Springs Gazette’s fire front pages. (apple.copydesk.org)
* Atlanta station suspends “morning zoo” team for making fun of New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason, who has Lou Gehrig’s Disease. (accessatlanta.com) | “A stupid attempt at humor.” (@NickCellini)
* Craig Kanalley quits his Huffington Post social media job to join the Buffalo Sabres. (@ckanalley)
* New York Daily News real estate editor Jason Sheftell is found dead at his home. (capitalnewyork.com)


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