Morning Report for June 19, 2013

Michael Hastings

Michael Hastings

* Ben Smith on the late Michael Hastings: “I marveled at his talent and at the thing I hadn’t particularly expected: his generosity. …Great journalists take themselves and their work seriously because it is serious; they know the power they wield. Michael knew how good he was, how much damage he could do. He was shy of playing gotcha games with junior staffers — his target was always the principal.” (buzzfeed.com)
* Tim Dickinson: “Hastings’ hallmark as reporter was his refusal to cozy up to power.” (rollingstone.com)
* Hastings’ advice to young journalists (from a 2012 Reddit AMA). (reddit.com)
* At least eight potential buyers are weighing bids for the Boston Globe. (Deadline for submitting offers is June 27.) (telegram.com)
* Maine Gov. Paul LePage, who is now refusing to talk to the Portland Press Herald, once threatened to punch a radio reporter. (kjonline.com)
* “New Day” ratings a disappointment for CNN. (nytimes.com)
* Laid off ESPN researcher: “I always did everything asked of me and more. What did I get in return today … word that I should get lost.” (deadspin.com)
* Terry Moran is named ABC News chief foreign correspondent. (abcnews.go.com)
* Chicago Tribune sports columnist Dan Pompei wins the Dick McCann Memorial Award for distinguished reporting. (chicagotribune.com)
* Schools make student journalists pay excessive fees for public records. (collegemediamatters.com)
* Eva Chen replaces Brandon Holley as Lucky editor-in-chief. (wwd.com)
* Robert Decherd will retire as CEO of Dallas Morning News parent A.H. Belo CEO in September. (dallasnews.com) | (benzinga.com)

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