Morning Report for August 19, 2013

* Time’s Michael Grunwald apologizes for his “dumb” Assange/drone tweet. “I deserve the backlash,” he writes. (newyorker.com)
* London police will be asked to justify the detention of Glenn Greenwald’s partner. (bbc.co.uk) | (nytimes.com) | Greenwald’s column about this: (theguardian.com)
long* Aaron Kushner’s Long Beach Register launches. (ocregister.com) | (AP via washingtonpost.com)
* The sale of Chronicle of the Horse magazine has readers upset. One says of the deal: “This is starting to feel a little Rupert Murdoch-ish…ewwwwww.” (washingtonpost.com)
* On Al Jazeera America, “there will be less opinion, less yelling and fewer celebrity sightings.” (nytimes.com) | Some advertisers are afraid of being associated with an Arabic name. (adweek.com)
* Who needs an iPad when you’re carrying a large-screen smartphone? (adage.com)
* Ken Doctor: If Patch is a failure, let’s also note it’s a partly noble one. (niemanlab.org)
* John Sununu: “Politicians shouldn’t choose which journalists warrant special protections, and which do not.” (bostonglobe.com) | Good luck making sense of Sununu’s column. (dankennedy.net)
* TechCrunch examines the leaked Patch ad sales figures. (techcrunch.com)
* Alison Stewart’s book could be turned into a TV series called “Friday Night Blacks,” says her husband. (mediabistro.com)
* Podcasting’s back — and booming, according to USA Today. (usatoday.com) | What I listened to over the weekend: NYT’s Amy Harmon on the Longform podcast. (longform.org)
ranking* Julian Assange praises “news media innovator” Matt Drudge. (themoderatevoice.com)
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* College paper’s April Fool’s story about Meryl Streep was tweeted out as real last week. (collegemediamatters.com)
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