Morning Report for October 1, 2013

* “The Daily News wins for the most vivid shutdown cover.” ( | You win the morning, Daily News. (
turd* Medill is now asking news organizations if they’re OK with paying minimum wage to students interns. (
* Dallas Morning News takes its paywall down and focuses on premium content. ( | (news release)
* A McClatchy reporter raises $3,245 for a furlough-week book tour. (
* Gawker Media audience is up 38 percent in the last 12 months, reports Nick Denton. I’m told: “We booked 15,293,984 U.S. uniques in September, making it the best month in the history of Gawker, beating our No. 2 month of July ’13, when we did 12.2 million.” (
* A Tampa Bay Times/Center for Investigative Reporting joint project wins the top Barlett & Steele Award. (
* Why does allow you to read stories for free if you come in via Google? (Because search is too important a component of their traffic to cut off.) (
* The fight to save the Times-Picayune: One year later. ( | More about the book: (
* Questions on the one-year anniversary of the Alabama Media Group. (
* Sarah Bartlett is named dean of CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. (
* Kathy Best succeeds David Boardman as Seattle Times editor. She urges colleagues to produce “useful, meaningful, kick-ass journalism.” (
* Yale drops criminal trespassing charges against Brazilian journalist Claudia Trevisan. (
* NPR’s David Folkenflik launches, a complement to his soon-to-be-published book. (
* “I’m obsessed with drones right now,” says Tumblr founder David Karp. (
* Journalism organizations support the Patch reporter in Illinois who has been ordered to reveal his source. (