Morning Report for September 11, 2013

* Dear Football Player: When a reporter talks to you, it’s an interview – not a pleasant chit-chat. Former OSU quarterback Aso Pogi: “He just started conversing. All of this was just small talk. We were just conversing and he just brought up certain things and then he just kind of got into it, like did you know this?” (tulsaworld.com)
* Someone remind Jason Whitlock that George Dohrmann is a Pulitzer-winner. (shermanreport.com)
* Warren Buffett’s Roanoke Times cuts 31 positions. I’m told that 5 newsroom employees, including the photo editor, lost their jobs. “We were told not to speak to other media.” (roanoke.com)
* “Reliable Sources” needs a refresh, says Jack Shafer. The CNN show’s tone and texture have changed little since 1992. (reuters.com)
SHOWS* Howard Kurtz’s debut “MediaBuzz” wins in total viewers against “Reliable Sources” but loses in the age 25-54 demo. (mediabistro.com)
* Reno Gazette-Journal pulls “brutal” obituary and is now reviewing “the circumstances surrounding its placement.” (gawker.com)
* Former Denver Post columnist Mike Littwin lands at the Colorado Independent. (coloradoindependent.com)
* “I wasn’t allowed to watch tv, or ask what was going on,” and other 9/11/01 memories. (#wherewereyou) | Twitter gets serious on 9/11 anniversary. (theatlanticwire.com)
* Patrick Howley’s Daily Caller attack on CNNer Stephanie Cutter “was downright disturbing to read.” (mediaite.com)
autoc* Brook Silva-Braga, host of PostTV’s “The Fold,” is leaving the Washington Post. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Report: USA Today newsstand price goes from a buck to $2 on Sept. 30. (gannettblog.blogspot.com)
* Former Notre Dame student editor was “appalled” by his classmates’ behavior. (Some wore pajamas to mass!) (aleteia.org)
* Fort Worth Star-Telegram switches to Facebook comments on Thursday; editor expects to hear about the change today “from those who wish to spew hate.” (star-telegram.com)
* A brief Los Angeles Times memo announces sports columnist T.J. Simer’s departure. (laobserved.com)
* Let’s buy Rupert Murdoch’s yacht! (indiegogo.com)

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