Morning Report for September 17, 2013

* “Reporters are no better than their sources, and as sources, police scanners aren’t very reliable,” Paul Farhi writes in his piece on the Navy Yard shooting rampage coverage. ( | Breaking news badly. ( | (
* Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron thanks staffers “who worked so fast, so hard, so tirelessly, so brilliantly, so long” on the Navy Yard story. (
* Mathew Ingram: “Breaking news is an error-prone event and likely always will be.” (
* Some NPR listeners have a problem with Al Jazeera America’s sponsorship ads. (
* Nebraska columnist blasts the “degenerate” tipster who gave Deadspin a tape of Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini’s 2011 tirade. ( | (
* Ex-Facebook managing editor Dan Fletcher and two associates launch Beacon, a site that lets readers directly support writers. (
* Twin Cities news anchor sues after learning that her driver’s license information was illegally snooped 1,380 times. (
* Ex-NBC page and Olbermann research assistant discusses her small role on “The Newsroom.” (
* Wherever aims to be “the go-to magazine for people who are doing some self-exploration or moving around,” says its creative director. “It’s a little bit of a travel guide, but not much of one.” (
* Former Time Out Chicago editor Frank Sennett joins (
* Dallas Morning News’ new art critic will put in 20 hours a week and keep his university job. (
* “Sparkling prose” from recent editions of the New York Times: (
* FYI: Testy Copy Editors website has relaunched. (
* MQM sends a $10 million libel notice to the New York Times. (
* George Takei’s AARP-produced YouTube show debuts today. (
* Pinch me! I can write four stories a day and make $28!? (