Afternoon Report for September 26, 2013

* “[Insert name here], call your office!” Elon Green’s guide to the people Chris Cillizza has commanded to call their offices. (theawl.com)
* Former SF Bay Guardian editor Tim Redmond launches San Francisco Progressive Media Center, a news/arts/culture nonprofit. (sfbg.com)
* Why so few mean book reviews? (theatlanticwire.com)
* Timothy B. Lee: “The unprofitability of the news business is a self-correcting problem.” (washingtonpost.com)

Mascot kidnapped!

Mascot kidnapped!

* Baltimore City Paper mascot Besty(TM) has been kidnapped. (citypaper.com)
* “Sport is a bigger part of me than being gay,” says a BBC broadcaster who will be covering the Winter Games in Sochi. (puckbuddys.com)
* BuzzFeed is the top publisher on Facebook; Huffington Post is No. 2. (thewrap.com)
* Union: NLRB rejects NBC Universal’s attempt to cut journalists’ pay and benefits by reclassifying them as “content producers.” (cwa-union.org)
* CNN boss Jeff Zucker dips his toe into social media. (adweek.com)
* Allen West is booted from Pajamas Media after calling a staffer a “Jewish American princess.” (buzzfeed.com)
* Manny Garcia leaves Miami Herald Media after 23 years to become Naples (Fla.) Daily News editor. (mije.org)
* Israeli online publication editor: “Every tweet or Facebook post that I do is a story. It must be well-written, factual, checked in advance and commented on before I put it up.” (wanewscouncil.com)
* Rogers Media is launching a “Netflix for magazines.” (globeandmail.com)
* Another round of layoffs at the Durham Herald-Sun. (indyweek.com)

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