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.” (fauquier.com)
* Longtime Rolling Stone writer Chet Flippo is dead at 69. (rollingstone.com) | (viacom.com)
* Boston Globe signs deal to print the entire press run of the Boston Herald for the next decade. (dankennedy.net)
* 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. (bloomberg.com)
* AP CEO Gary Pruitt lays out 5 measures to ensure press freedom. (ap.org)
* BuzzFeed scoops Charlie Rose on his own interview with the president. (observer.com)
* New York Times throws a big party for cultural-section advertisers. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Ex-Los Angeles Times A&E editor Sallie Hofmeister: “I didn’t think I would ever join a PR firm, but…” (deadline.com)
* Fox News PR woman Irena Briganti – profiled here in 2012 – tries to improve her reputation. (gawker.com)
* Five more things reporters hate about PR. (ereleases.com)
* Wired senior editor Michael Copeland joins Marc Andreessen’s venture capital firm. (techcrunch.com)
* Washington Post’s Wine Club debuts with a $59.95 special offer. (ed4.net)
* Hipster subway stop in Brooklyn now has a hipster newsstand. (nymag.com)


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