Afternoon Report for September 23, 2013

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* Former FBI agent pleads guilty to leaking to the AP after federal investigators identify him through AP phone logs. (nytimes.com)
* Staffers at the IBT Media-owned Newsweek will have to pay 100 percent of their health insurance premium, according to the Guild. (capitalnewyork.com)
* IBT requires that employees’ hair be its “natural color,” and “well groomed.” (politico.com)
* Meanwhile, Playboy employees have an office condom machine. (instagram.com)
* The New Yorker’s topical covers are always hits on Twitter. (newrepublic.com)
* TV News shows need on-air fact-checkers. (usatoday.com)
* Beacon won’t be the Netflix of journalism, but… (niemanlab.org)
* A computer firm buys the San Jose Mercury News’ headquarters. (bizjournals.com)
* Book publishers have to acknowledge what every editor knows: editing is crucial and can make the difference between the success or failure of a book. (publishersweekly.com)
* Glenn Hall leaves TheBlaze.com to become editor of Dow Jones’s Marketwatch.com. (marketwatch.com)
* Nick Bilton: “Last episode of #BreakingBad is titled ‘Felina.’ Fe (Iron) Li (Lithium) Na (Sodium).” (@nickbilton)

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