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* Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas): Run my 1977 mugshot (at right)mugs and I might sue you. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* Watch New York Times public editor Margaret Sullivan‘s keynote speech at the Associated Collegiate Press convention. (youtube.com)
* Robert Hernandez couldn’t make it to the college journalists’ convention, so he delivered his address from an airplane. (storify.com)
* Why reporters shouldn’t call themselves bloggers: “Reporters already have a word to describe what they do. Let us keep ours,” says blogger Dave Winer. (scripting.com)
* Tribune invests in Mashable. (recode.net) | (prweb.com)
* CNN reporter Lateef Mungin “was the guy who brought the funny to the table.” He was 41. (cnn.com)
* AP photo of boys in an anti-gay scouting organization giving what appears to be the Nazi “Sieg Heil” salute prompts an investigation by scout leaders. (businessinsider.com)
* Maryland governor’s office isn’t sure it can release the names of reporters who cover the State House. (thedailyrecord.com)
* Jeane MacIntosh is leaving the New York Post for PR after nearly 20 years at the tabloid. (capitalnewyork.com)
* South Jersey Times publisher/ad director resigns to run for county clerk. (nj.com)

- From the Albany Times Union ad sales staff training exercise instructions

– From the Albany Times Union ad sales staff training exercise instructions

Hearst’s Albany Times Union is holding a training exercise for ad-sales staffers this week, and one of the games involves teams answering questions. Contestants who get an answer wrong can win back points by satisfying the judge with a dance.

“The staff are not trained monkeys,” says the local Guild, “and they should not be asked to dance to please their bosses.”

* Albany paper’s ad staff can dance to win back lost points (albanyguild.org)
* Earlier: Albany guild protests sale team’s “terrorists” nickname (jimromenesko.com)

Dan Bauman, a Webster University student and KMOV-TV news intern, tells Romenesko readers:

“The Pope’s F-Bomb mishap made me think of this ‘Overheard in the Newsroom’ quote [from 2011]. One down, one to go.”

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* 2011: You can only start a story with a quote if the Pope ever says fuck (overheardinthenewsroom.com)
* 2014: The Pope lets the F word fly during his weekly prayer (slate.com)

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* “To whoever grew up wanting…. (@dapegg)

The University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian took some heat on Friday for running a full-page page one advertisement. Is that any worse than the Tallahassee Democrat using its entire Sunday front page to plug one of its events?

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* Tallahassee Democrat’s Sunday front page (newseum.org) | The story
* UMass Daily Collegian explains why it ran a full-page ad on A1 (jimromenesko.com)

He’s dead!
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No, he’s alive!
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He’s now dealing with the media
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* A doozy of a correction from the City of Seattle (@cal_conor)
* “Dumb mistake on our part,” says mayor’s communications chief (seattletimes.com)
* Diers: “I’ve been the most popular when I’ve died or been fired” (facebook.com)

Cheryl Gould was the first female executive producer of “NBC Nightly News,” and helped create “NBC Overnight with Linda Ellerbee. Her time at NBC – nearly 37 years – “has taken her all over the globe and country,” NBC News president Deborah Turness writes in a memo.

Cheryl Gould

Cheryl Gould

Gould, now NBC News senior vice president, says in her farewell note: “I remember the Paris bureau’s old phone number: 359-11-71. I remember when there was a Paris bureau.”

She adds:

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain. I’ve seen election nights that I thought would never end. Interviews with Marcos, Mubarak, Mitterrand, Mikhail, and Maggie. The fall of communism. The rise of dot.coms. The end of Basys, Hurley’s, wire machine clatter and cigars in the newsroom. The start of start-ups, selfies, news branding, and “likes.” I’ve lived through sixteen offices, nine news presidents, three corporate owners. And one new commissary.

Gould says that “I’m old enough to have had a wonderful career, and young enough to be excited about plotting a new course.”

Read the Turness and Gould memos after the jump. Read More

From The Guardian:
cx— The correction at the end of this post

* Charles Madigan: “Amid the fears and a sense of despair you can sometimes feel through the cellphone [while interviewing Philadelphia Inquirer journalists], no one is giving up. Watching the paper, there are plenty of points at which the Inquirer can flood the zone and deliver a brilliant news report.” (axisphilly.org)
cover_issue2_2014* The first issue of Columbia Journalism Review edited by Liz Spayd is now online. (capitalnewyork.com)
* A “curious quote” in the Boston Herald. (dankennedy.net)
* Tribune, McClatchy and other newspaper companies sell Apartments.com for $585 million. (chicagotribune.com)
* Washington Monthly alums will now write “Tilting at Windmills.” Nicholas Lemann is the first up. (washingtonmonthly.com)
* Am I a “freelancer” or an “independent writer”? asks Menachem Wecker. (thewritelife.com)
* Jeff Pearlman: “I’ve never liked the [Sports Illustrated] Swimsuit Issue. Never, ever.” (thebiglead.com)
* A Sun Sentinel reporter visits a Pakistani newsroom that’s been attacked three times since August. (sun-sentinel.com) | (tumblr.com)
* Bloomberg LP employees are trying to unionize. “Success … would represent a boost for newspaper guilds.” (fortune.cnn.com)
* Pierre Omidyar‘s Ukrainian connection is “no major media scandal,” says Rem Rieder. (usatoday.com)
* “I was accused of crimes I did not commit,” says sports journalist Jay Mariotti, “and my life today is as clean and upstanding as it always was.” (sportstalkflorida.com)
* Syracuse’s Robert Thompson? People quoted frequently on a topic become a “go-to” for other reporters, “and it’s not such a great thing.” (npr.org)
* Reveal, an investigative reporting show on public radio, airs Pilot #2. (laobserved.com)
* David Carr calls the Forbes brand “dented,” but not destroyed. (nytimes.com)
* Broadband killed the magazine/newspaper store: Washington D.C.’s One Stop News closes after 25 years. (washingtonpost.com)
* Warren Buffett doesn’t have anything to say about newspapers in his latest letter to shareholders. (niemanlab.org)
* There’s only one full-time reporter left at the Arkansas News Bureau. (arkansasbusiness.com)