Afternoon Report for June 19, 2013

Unknown-1* Fauquier (VA) Times-Democrat drops Democrat from its name. It says that “having a word in our banner that is so associated with a political party is no longer a very astute business decision.” (
* Longtime Rolling Stone writer Chet Flippo is dead at 69. ( | (
* Boston Globe signs deal to print the entire press run of the Boston Herald for the next decade. (
* Cleveland Plain Dealer announces layoffs. (The newsroom isn’t affected – for now.) (Save the Plain Dealer)
* News Corp. publishing spinoff begins trading at about one-seventh the market value of the entertainment side. (
* AP CEO Gary Pruitt lays out 5 measures to ensure press freedom. (
* BuzzFeed scoops Charlie Rose on his own interview with the president. (
* New York Times throws a big party for cultural-section advertisers. (
* Ex-Los Angeles Times A&E editor Sallie Hofmeister: “I didn’t think I would ever join a PR firm, but…” (
* Fox News PR woman Irena Briganti – profiled here in 2012 – tries to improve her reputation. (
* Five more things reporters hate about PR. (
* Wired senior editor Michael Copeland joins Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm. (
* Washington Post’s Wine Club debuts with a $59.95 special offer. (
* Hipster subway stop in Brooklyn now has a hipster newsstand. (