Morning Report for October 7, 2013

* Fox News host Anna Kooiman apologizes for her bogus report about Obama using his own money to open a Muslim museum. (@annakooiman) | The satirical story: (nationalreport.net)
scaliaWhat’s your media diet, Antonin Scalia? “We just get The Wall Street Journal and the Washington Times. We used to get the Washington Post, but it just … went too far for me. I couldn’t handle it anymore. It was the treatment of almost any conservative issue. It was slanted and often nasty. And, you know, why should I get upset every morning? I don’t think I’m the only one. I think they lost subscriptions partly because they became so shrilly, shrilly liberal. …No New York Times, no Post. I get most of my news, probably, driving back and forth to work, on the radio. Sometimes NPR. But not usually.” (nymag.com)
* The work of legendary Mad magazine cartoonist Al Jaffee is going to Columbia University. (nytimes.com)
* A USA Today/Bookish poll finds that 40 percent of adults own an e-reader or a tablet — more than double the number less than two years ago. (usatoday.com)
* Atlantic Media’s Quartz is called “smart, fun, witty, basic and sophisticated at the same time.” (mondaynote.com)
* Michael Wolff writes on Facebook: “This could be the meanest column I’ve ever written … deservedly.” (usatoday.com)
* NYT’s Jill Abramson: “I worry that politics is covered almost like sports at a relentless who’s winning and who’s losing kind of way.” (politico.com)
* Hamilton Nolan: “Sure, it’s just one sentence [that was deleted by the New York Times]. But that sentence existed in that news story due to the very ingrained culture of horse race politics coverage that Abramson was complaining about.” (gawker.com)
* Journal Inquirer managing editor says his controversial column prompted “the national journalistic pile-on of the month.” (journalinquirer.com)
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* NBC News digital chief Vivan Schiller is the leading candidate for Twitter’s head of news position. (allthingsd.com)
* Esquire editor David Granger says Maxim succeeded in its early days because “it had a little bit of attitude, and it was funny.” (adweek.com)
* Parkersburg (WV) News and Sentinel kills comments. (newsandsentinel.com) | Sacramento Bee bans anonymous comments. (sacbee.com)
* Photojournalist embedded with Free Syrian Army: “I always carry extra batteries, local embassy numbers, and a note with my blood type.” (themorningnews.org)
* “UNITY must show greater financial accountability,” says its new president. (unityjournalists.org)
* Cheers for Rochester Democrat & Chronicle’s USA Today insert. (markobbie.com)
* Gannett watchdog is keeping track of USA Today’s cruise industry-friendly coverage. (gannettblog.blogspot.com)
* NBC Sports ends gun show sponsorship. (mediamatters.org)
* Slate’s online store is now open. (slate.com)

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