Morning Report for October 3, 2013

* Former San Antonio Express-News editor Robert Rivard failed to disclose he was being paid by a utility that he was defending on his website. (expressnews.com)
* Center for Investigative Reporting and Public Radio Exchange team up to “take a longer, deeper look at the stories that matter most.” (usatoday.com)
* Tribune Co. CEO tells employees there’s no fixed target for budget cuts or layoffs. (robertfeder.com)
esquire* For its 80th anniversary issue, Esquire tries to create “a living portrait of the American man right now.” (capitalnewyork.com)
* Facebook’s new housing community will have doggie day care and a sports bar. (wsj.com)
* New York Times public editor blasts Monday’s “Qaeda Plot Leak” story. (nytimes.com)
* Hartford Courant editorial: Journal Inquirer managing editor “is an effective provocateur and commentator, but this rant is unworthy of responsible journalism.” (courant.com)
* NPR and the AP curb use of “Obamacare” term. (mije.org)
* Journalist who made the “I Quit” video gets a job offer from Queen Latifah. (nbcchicago.com)
* How will ad-free Circa make money? “I have no idea,” says co-founder Ben Huh. (adage.com)
* Eyebrows are raised over Media Research Center’s home purchase. (thedailybeast.com)
* Domino magazine returns as an e-commerce site. (nytimes.com)
* Jeff Bezos leads Vanity Fair’s latest power list. (nypost.com) | Read what the magazine says about him: (vanityfair.com)
* Hassan Fattah steps down as editor-in-chief of The National in Abu Dhabi. (thenational.ae)
gil* Co-founder of struggling Sacramento Press: “Simply put, we can’t depend on either grants or online advertising to support local news.” (streetfightmag.com)
* There’s a Gil Thorp on “Modern Family” and a Gil Thorp on the comics pages. “Complete coincidence,” says the TV show’s producer. (variety.com)

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