Morning Report for June 20, 2013

* Times-Picayune will launch its TP Street tabloid next Monday. (bestofneworleans.com)
* Columbia journalism school is revamping its curriculum for the digital era. (pbs.org)starled
* Star-Ledger’s Mark Di Ionno: “I was friends with Jim Gandolfini during our freshman year at Rutgers.” (blog.nj.com)
* From the archives: Star-Ledger columnist says he’s responsible for Gandolfini’s head “dent.” (jimromenesko.com)
* NYT piece from 1988 mentioning Gandolfini as a 26-year-old “who seems to thrive on the apartment-hopping life.” (@samir) | The feature: (nytimes.com)
* University of Louisiana at Lafayette pays $31,000 for a photocopied “Confederacy of Dunces” manuscript. (theadvocate.com)
* ABC News puts PR man Dan Abrams in the “Nightline” anchor seat. (gawker.com)
* Report: Time Inc. saves millions by switching to a thinner paper stock. (nypost.com)
* A.H. Belo CEO Robert Decherd will make $300,000 a year — after he retires. (wpri.com)
* Conspiracy theorists say Michael Hastings’ death was a government hit. (nydailynews.com)
* Hastings’ wife is unhappy with New York Times’ obituary. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Why is modern poetry so bad? (Harper’s piece names names.) (washingtonpost.com)
* Boston Globe launches a $3.99/month iPhone app. (niemanlab.org)

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