Morning Report for January 9, 2014

* In an online survey, only 27 percent of respondents could correctly identify NBC News anchor Brian Williams. (pewresearch.org)
* Matt Lauer and New York Times putting the past behind them? (salon.com)
* Today’s cute journalism job ad: “If you’re a reporter who asks ‘Why?’ more often than a 5-year-old, get in touch with me right away.” (journalismjobs.com) | h/t *sentinelpeg

You can do better, New York Post!

You can do better, New York Post!

* New York Post’s Chris Christie cover a disappointment. (capitalnewyork.com) | How other papers played the scandal on their fronts: (thewire.com)
* FT columnist: “In the 40-plus years I have been familiar with American political journalism, it has never been as poor as it is today.” (theguardian.com)
* With Rupert Murdoch, “if you deliver money, you do fine,” says Roger Ailes. (hollywoodreporter.com)
* 3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell confronts a Biloxi Sun Herald reporter after she tries to take his picture. (sunherald.com) | Harrell guilty in DUI case. (sunherald.com)
* “Fuddy-duddy” Fort Collins Coloradoan reporter expenses his $27 marijuana purchase for a story. (The pot was then given to the sheriff.) (gannettblog.blogspot.com)
* Boston Globe’s Matt Viser finds Monica Lewinsky‘s resume while going through old DC bureau files. (@mviser)
* A Nashville journalist writes about home teardowns, then a week later is told that his place is being demolished. (nashvillescene.com)
* The last pink New York Observer will be published in March. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Dan La Batard gives his Baseball Hall of Fame vote to Deadspin. (nytimes.com)
* “Ask a Mexican” columnist Gustavo Arellano has a deal with Fox (not the news division). (pocho.com) | (laobserved.com)


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