Morning Report for September 23, 2013

* From a press release: “The Newspaper Guild of New York has accused the new owner of Newsweek of prohibiting its journalists and other employeesguild from discussing their working conditions or criticizing their employer, a violation of U.S. labor law.” The Guild cited the restrictive policies in an unfair labor practice charge filed with the U.S. National Labor Relations Board against Newsweek, which was purchased by IBT Media in August.
* Online journalism can’t survive without a wealthy benefactor or cat GIFs. (paidcontent.org)
* Patch reporter Joe Hosey is fined $300 a day until he names the source who gave him confidential police reports. (suntimes.com) | Patch has appealed. (patch.com) | A Florida SPJ chapter is raising money for Hosey. (spjnetwork.org)
* Fox Newser Sarah Palin to “Fox News Sunday”: “No more anonymous sources.” (politico.com)
* University of Kansas journalism prof put on leave over a tweet about NRA and the Navy Yard shootings. (nbcnews.com) | (kansan.com)
* Ward Bushee retires as San Francisco Chronicle editor. (sfgate.com)
* New York Times: “We are exploring ways to use journalistic-storytelling techniques to present a narrative for our advertisers.” (adage.com)
* Anna Wintour has even more power at Conde Nast, and that worries some employees. (nytimes.com)
plotz* Slate editor David Plotz (left) explains the site’s new look. (slate.com)
* Washington Post (adweek.com)
* Gawker Media is radically changing comments and further blurring the line between reporters and readers. (nytimes.com)
* USA Today is sued over its Hilton Hotels digital news portal. (gannettblog.blogspot.com)
* News Corp. “expects to pay regular cash dividends in the future,” says its latest earnings report. (variety.com)
* A.H. Belo’s Providence Journal will cut about 30 jobs in coming weeks. (wpri.com)
* Greenwich Journal is sold after its editor’s child porn arrest. (poststar.com) | Earlier: Newspaper suspends publication after editor’s arrest. (jimromenesko.com)

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