Morning Report for September 25, 2013

* Jeff Bezos says of his Washington Post visit: “My impression was people are super excited, and excited about the future! They’re optimistic.” Will he buy other papers? “No, I don’t think so.” (
jeff* More Bezos: “[The Post is] a personal investment. I’m hopeful that I can help from a distance in part by providing runway for them to do a series of experiments, in part through bringing some of the philosophy that we have used at Amazon to the Post.” (
* Young freelancers in Syria are paid as little as $70 per story. “Experienced journalists do not want to do it, because it’s so dangerous,” says a Vanity Fair contributing editor. (
* McClatchy is ending its health-care plan for retirees. (
* Former Tribune Co. executive gets two years in prison for stealing $260,000 from the company. (
* BuzzFeed president tells Princeton audience: “The concept of having entertaining content adjacent to hard news content is very traditional, actually.” (
* Lloyd’s List, which started as a 16th century coffee-shop newsletter, kills its print edition after learning that 97 percent of its readers prefer online news. (
tony* Tony Soprano would be furious: Crain’s kills Waste & Recycling News — “the best damn paper I read,” says one disappointed commenter. ( | “People loved WRN, almost universally, despite the fact (or maybe because of the fact) that we didn’t act like a typical trade publication.” (
* CNBC’s Joe Kernen apologizes for making a 7-Eleven joke with an Indian accent. (
* Indiana University provost releases proposal outlining the possible merger of the departments of Communication and Culture and Telecommunications and the School of Journalism. They would be called The Media School. ( | (
* A columnist says he wasn’t allowed on EasyJet after tweeting a critical comment about the airline. (
* Take the 2013 Media Credentialing Survey. The results will be used as support for research and legislative efforts to improve newsgatherer access. (