Afternoon Report for October 29, 2013

Oregon Public Broadcasting bashing The Oregonian?
Eric Dunlap writes on Facebook: “[I] was so disappointed by this OPB [Oregon Public Broadcasting] billboard that I turned around and took this photo. I’m a proud OPB member and a longtime fan. Today though, I’m sad that they are taking the low road and kicking The Oregonian while they are down. [The paper recently went to four-days-a-week home delivery.] One highly respect Oregon institution bashing another highly respected Oregon institution. Come on OPB, step up your game and support the institutions that make Oregon great.” (I’ve asked OPB to comment.)

* Warren Buffett’s newspaper guy says “there are certainly good parts of [Tribune] company we’d have a good interest in.” (
* Ohio State University won’t answer Cleveland Plain Dealer’s questions about a $50,000,000 deal. (
* New York Times struggles to replace once-lucrative print ads with digital sales. (
* Dan Froomkin and Liliana Segura join Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture. (
* Newsday union members approve a new contract that cuts jobs but raises pay. (
* Rochester Democrat and Chronicle has a new downtown home. (
* New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan will have to testify in the Sandra Guzman sexual harassment case. (
* Courtney Love praises gossips Rush and Molloy. (
* Twitter employee Claire Diaz-Ortiz’s first job was buying illegal cigarettes for cops. (
* Big day at the Wall Street Journal — Editor Gerard Baker sent this note to his staff at 5:34 p.m ET today: “Subject: A Scoop Bonanza. We break news every day but on some days, well, we really break news. At one point today the scoops were coming so thick and fast that I dared not look away from my computer screen in case I missed another major news event brought to light by Journal reporters. ….”