Morning Report for October 30, 2013

* Former New York Times and Reuters journalist Jim Roberts is named Mashable executive editor. (mashable.com) | Earlier: Goodbye toast at NYT for Jim Roberts and his big boots. (twitpic.com)
* Pulitzer-winning editorial cartoonist Walt Handelsman returns to New Orleans and joins the Advocate. (theadvocate.com)
* Newspaper Guild of Philadelphia says it has a potential buyer for the Inquirer and Daily News. (philly.com) | Read the union’s statement.
* PR man and Poynter fundraiser Brian Tierney loses his $25,000 a month Philadelphia Inquirer ad sales consulting gig. (bigtrial.net)
pbs* “PBS NewsHour” has lost 48 percent of its audience in eight years. (baltimoresun.com)
* Politico magazine launches in November. The print and online publication is “the company‚Äôs most ambitious expansion in years.” (politico.com)
* “I don’t think that I am that hands-on,” says Anna Wintour. (wwd.com)
* Center for Public Integrity founder Charles Lewis advises political reporters to not just cover the “horse race.” (publicintegrity.org)
* Kids-and-guns study isn’t as dire as most journalists make it out to be. (psmag.com)
* Reddit co-founder’s advice to tech startups: “Get a burrito and raise some funding.” (tennessean.com)
* Warren Buffett’s Omaha World-Herald adds a $2.75 charge for the ad-packed Thanksgiving Day paper. (wowt.com)
* Closer, a magazine that targets women over 40, hits newsstands today. (adweek.com)
* CBS is working on a streaming news channel. (buzzfeed.com) | (nytimes.com)
* FYI: Application deadline for Washington Post’s paid internships is Nov. 4. (washpost.com)
* Facebook pulls a “Cruci-Flex” comic and threatens to ban the artist. (@RobDenBleyker)

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