Morning Report for September 12, 2013

* Jim Impoco leaves Thomson Reuters to become Newsweek editor-in-chief. (finance.yahoo.com)
* Barry Diller considers selling The Daily Beast. Tina Brown had discussed the sale plan with Diller before she announced her departure yesterday. (bloomberg.com)
wolff* Don’t believe it! “This may be the last time I write about Tina Brown,” says Michael Wolff. (theguardian.com)
* Politico’s Jim VandeHei says “high traffic is way overrated. …for speciality sites, it is all about the right readers.” (digiday.com) | Chris Seper: “A singular focus on traffic growth leads to publishers abusing linkbait, listicles and other traffic-driving tactics to the point they stop doing the job their readers want them to do.” (linkedin.com)
* The old Detroit Free Press building in downtown Detroit goes for $4 million in an online auction. (freep.com)
* ESPN says Jason Whitlock’s comments about SI’s Thayer Evans “are not acceptable.” (shermanreport.com)
* Movie critic Richard Roeper renews with the Sun-Times. (robertfeder.com)
* Texas Christian University student journalists team up with Fort Worth Star-Telegram investigative reporters. (star-telegram.com)
* Joe Ripp, Time Inc.’s folksy new CEO, tells employees he wants to hear their ideas. (adage.com)
bs* Claim: Facebook’s news feed “is one of the most important, influential innovations in the recent history of the web.” (slate.com)
* Longtime Christian Science Monitor columnist and newsmaker breakfasts host Godfrey Sperling Jr. dies at 97. (washingtonpost.com)
* Former “Page Six” editor Richard Johnson gets a new Post column. It will be “a mix of gossip from both coasts, society news, business and politics.” (capitalnewyork.com)
* Carson Daly says getting a permanent “Today” show job is “a dream come true. … I’ve just been called up to the big leagues.” (today.com)

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