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. (washingtonpost.com) | Breaking news badly. (washingtonpost.com) | (usatoday.com)
* 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. (huffingtonpost.com)
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* Mathew Ingram: “Breaking news is an error-prone event and likely always will be.” (gigaom.com)
* Some NPR listeners have a problem with Al Jazeera America’s sponsorship ads. (npr.org)
* Nebraska columnist blasts the “degenerate” tipster who gave Deadspin a tape of Cornhuskers coach Bo Pelini’s 2011 tirade. (journalstar.com) | (deadspin.com)
* Ex-Facebook managing editor Dan Fletcher and two associates launch Beacon, a site that lets readers directly support writers. (pandodaily.com)
* Twin Cities news anchor sues after learning that her driver’s license information was illegally snooped 1,380 times. (startribune.com)
* Ex-NBC page and Olbermann research assistant discusses her small role on “The Newsroom.” (dailyherald.com)
* 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.” (online.wsj.com)
* Former Time Out Chicago editor Frank Sennett joins RogerEbert.com. (rogerebert.com)
* Dallas Morning News’ new art critic will put in 20 hours a week and keep his university job. (niemanlab.org)
* “Sparkling prose” from recent editions of the New York Times: (nytimes.com)
* FYI: Testy Copy Editors website has relaunched. (testycopyeditors.com)
* MQM sends a $10 million libel notice to the New York Times. (dawn.com)
* George Takei’s AARP-produced YouTube show debuts today. (adweek.com)
* Pinch me! I can write four stories a day and make $28!? (journalismjobs.com)


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