Afternoon report for June 18, 2013

* Michael Hastings, whose Rolling Stone story cost General Stanley McChrystal his job, has died in a car crash. He was 33. ( | Rolling Stone’s tribute. | LAPD tells me that this is the accident.
* Maine’s governor tells his staff to stop talking to the Portland Press Herald and sister papers because of this series. ( | (
* AP: The most commonly misused homonym in travel writing: It should be hordes of tourists, not hoards. (@APStylebook)
mia* Where’s the “Sports of the Times” column? “A lot of us miss it,” writes Bryan Curtis. (
* Nate Silver says Politico’s top editors “seem to lack very much curiosity for the world outside of the bubble.” ( | Don’t miss Charlie Pierce’s comments.
* Gawker’s trying to get photos of Mike Allen’s office at Politico. (
* New York Times continues to look into the accuracy of “Plane Was About to Crash” story. (
* “It’s time for librarians to develop our own journalism,” writes Peter Brantley. (
* Tumblr media director Mark Coatney has resigned. He left Newsweek to take the job nearly three years ago. (
* Longtime “Today” show director Joe Michael is demoted and put in charge of a new set and graphics package. (
* Fox News commentator Tobin Smith was paid $50,000 to tout a stock. (
* Which blogs stay and which blogs go at the New York Times? (
* The Times’ Well blog should be renamed ill. (
* Shuttered Greensboro weekly Rhino Times is asking $1.17M for its building. (
* Mediabistro’s FishbowlLA is going dark. (
* At PA Media Group’s new digs, “content generators and sales representative will constantly be coming and going, as they go off and out in the community, where many will spend 80 percent of the time. For them, the office will be a landing pad.” (