Morning Report for July 31, 2013

* The Politico story that claimed Jill Abramson “is very, very unpopular” inside the newsroom made the Times executive editor cry. (thedailybeast.com)
* ABC’s “World News With Diane Sawyer” had more 25-to-54 viewers than “NBC Nightly News” last week. (nytimes.com)
* Sales of “adult sophisticate titles” at Army and Air Force Exchange Service stores have dropped 86% since 1998. (Now the magazine shelves are being cleared.) (armytimes.com) | DoD: Penthouse and Playboy are not indecent. (armytimes.com)
* Keith J. Kelly: “Speculation is building that Barry Diller is growing more disenchanted with the Daily Beast.” (nypost.com)
chat* President Obama visits Chattanooga and gets the finger from its daily newspaper’s editorial page. (timesfreepress.com) | The paper had a “rude headline.” (ajc.com) | Update — A reader points out: “The Times Free Press has two op-ed pages. They kept separate liberal and conservative pages after the merger because the Times was liberal and the Free Press was conservative. The Times editorial was pro-Obama.”
* Facebook attracts more 18- to 24-year-old people during prime-time than any of major TV networks. (bloomberg.com)
* Good riddance, ATT! Google’s bringing faster Wi-Fi to Starbucks. (googleblog.blogspot.com)
* Bowlers Journal turns 100. “Fortunately our audience still likes print,” says a co-owner. (chicagosidesports.com)
* Sinclair Broadcast Group plans a “hybrid” local/national cable news network.(baltimoresun.com)
* Brian Reich and former MarketWatch media columnist Jon Friedman launch ChalkTalk. (globenewswire)
* Atlantic Media’s Quartz open-sources the code behind Chartbuilder. (niemanlab.org)

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