Morning Report for October 16, 2013

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* Houston Chronicle now regrets endorsing Ted Cruz. (politico.com) | The Hearst paper’s endorsement calls Cruz “thoughtful, energetic and dynamic.” (chron.com)
* WSJ.com lowers its paywall for debt ceiling drama stories. (@davidmwessel)
* Some things to check out at the Online News Association’s annual conference in Atlanta. (niemanlab.org)
* Jeremy Scahill and Laura Poitras will be working with Glenn Greenwald on Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture. (huffingtonpost.com) | Jay Rosen has more from Omidyar. (pressthink.org)
* Documentary’s “biggest shock” is that Jayson Blair is now a “life coach.” (That’s old news to Romenesko readers.) (hollywoodreporter.com)
* Why veteran courts reporter Tracy Breton took the Providence Journal’s buyout: “The staff was getting really thin, and … I was afraid that I wasn’t going to be able to continue to do the stories that I still want to write for the rest of my life.” (ripr.org)
* NPR.org’s new daily feature: What’s News in the Rest of the World. (npr.org)
* Twitter hired almost half of its 2,300 employees in the last year. (qz.com)
* Hearst Magazines boss: For many young girls, YouTube “is really the equivalent of the set-top box.” (wsj.com)
* Pulitzer-winning investigative reporter Adam Goldman leaves the AP for the Washington Post. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Matthew Kassel: It’s hard to imagine what the past quarter-century of New York journalism would look like without Seth Lipsky’s estimable footprint. (observer.com)
* Tom Beusse is out as USA Today Sports Media Group president. (gannettblog.blogspot.com)
* Online news site Berkeleyside hopes to break even with its ideas festival. (bizjournals.com)

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