Morning Report for January 30, 2014


* The above tweet refers WSJ journalists staying silent about the editorial board’s “Perkinsnacht” piece. (wsj.com)
* Gawker feels sorry for the “sane” Wall Street Journal news reporters. (gawker.com)
* Tina Brown calls the editorial “socking good.” (@TinaBrownLM)
* A climate scientist’s defamation lawsuit could put the National Review out of business. (theweek.com)
* Facebook’s new Paper app will be available Feb 3. “Once you’ve used it, you may never want to open the standard Facebook app again,” writes Dieter Bohn. (theverge.com) | (recode.net) | (businessinsider.com)
msn* MSNBC’s Phil Griffin: “If you’re a Democrat in trouble, we’re not a place where we’re going to rehabilitate you.” (thedailybeast.com)
* James Ledbetter leaves Thomson Reuters to become Inc. editor. (adweek.com)
* The California Sunday Magazine will be in at least three big newspapers. (laobserved.copm)
* Charlie Warzel: “Media reporting today is, for better or for worse, inextricable from technology reporting.” (buzzfeed.com)
* Slate’s Jacob Weisberg is in the there’s-never-been-a-better-time-to-be-a-journalist camp. (slate.com)
* Once pooh-poohed Wall Street Journal Greater New York section “has proven more of a must-read than an also-ran.” (capitalnewyork.com)
* New York police say the attack on gay journalist Randy Gener wasn’t a hate crime. (nytimes.com)
* St. Louis prosecutors want the Post-Dispatch and the public kept away from an armed robbery sentencing. (stltoday.com)
* New England-based GoLocal expands to Portland. (streetfightmag.com) | “A different kind of online startup.” (niemanlab.org)
* The blog turns 20. “If my life hadn’t been empty I never would have spotted [the web and blogging] so early,” says Dave Winer. (theguardian.com)
* I’m waiting for these pillows to come in Betamax. (@nrm1972)


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