Morning Report for October 30, 2013

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