Morning Report for October 23, 2013

* Remember Andrew Davis, the man who writes weekly letters to Warren Buffett? He finally met the billionaire. (bostonherald.com)letter| Earlier: Andrew Davis wants to help Warren Buffett save newspapers. (jimromenesko.com)
* Conde Nast drops its internship program after being sued by two ex-interns. (wwd.com)
* An investigator is trying to find out who leaked uniform designs to Paul Lukas. (uni-watch.com)
* The two nearly blank pages in today’s New York Times are “ads” for “The Book Thief” film. (nytco.com)
* The building in which a newspaper is produced likely has a far greater value than the newspaper itself. (nytimes.com)
* Washington Post correction: Capt. Robert Durand’s muscular build was incorrectly described. (washingtonpost.com)

- From today's Washington Post (h/t @bendreyfuss)

– From today’s Washington Post (h/t @bendreyfuss)

* New Republic owner: “We’re still doing the old-school quality journalism” and circulation is up 40 percent. (capitalnewyork.com)
* A lawsuit stalls billionaire John Henry’s $70 million purchase of the Boston Globe and Worcester Telegram & Gazette. (telegram.com) | (nytimes.com)
* Former AP reporter Bob Lewis says he’s feels “stunned and hurt” by his firing after 28 years of “unblemished” service to the news organization. (washingtonpost.com)
* New York Post’s story about Banksy paying $50,000 to use exhibit space for a few days “is absurd.” (animalnewyork.com)
* New York Times is shutting down its Wheels blog and replacing it with more in-depth car stories. (jalopnik.com)
* History lesson: In 1934, seven LSU student journalists were expelled for running an anti-Huey Long letter-to-the-editor. (theadvocate.com)
* National Geographic almost passed on Steve McCurry’s iconic “Afghan Girl” portrait. (petapixel.com)
* Fox News anchor Shepard Smith would like his gin/cucumber drink — and now, dammit! (gawker.com) | Slate: Why did Gawker out Smith? (slate.com) | Shep’s gay? Old news! Remember the documentary “Outrage”? (thehill.com)

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