Morning Report for April 4, 2014

* Associated Press photographer Anja Niedringhaus (left) – shot and killed in Afghanistan on Friday –anja “was a vibrant, dynamic journalist well-loved for her insightful photographs, her warm heart and joy for life,” says AP executive editor Kathleen Carroll. AP special correspondent and former AP Afghanistan bureau chief Kathy Gannon was also shot by an Afghan police officer and is in stable condition. (ap.org) | (washingtonpost.com) | (huffingtonpost.com)
* Eugene Register-Guard reporter Serena Markstrom Nugent is fired while on pregnancy disability leave. “The unofficial reason the guild was given for her termination was that she had checked her email while on leave and had deleted one or more emails which the company considered destruction of company property,” says a union rep. (eugeneweekly.com)
* The Star-Ledger layoffs are great news for Chris Christie. (philly.com) | (thedailybeast.com)
* Houston TV news director’s edict: “From this point forward reporters are not to go to a suspect’s house and knock on the door seeking comment.” (newsroomlegal.com)
* Reporters aren’t allowed on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City during this weekend’s Mormon conference. (sltrib.com)
* Watch them online: Jay Rosen, Marty Baron, Jim Bankoff and others are at the International Symposium on Online Journalism. (utexas.edu)
* Washington Post’s Dana Priest will teach at the University of Maryland this fall. (umd.edu) | “Will still be at the Post.” (@danapriest)
* Roy S. Johnson is named director of sports for Alabama Media Group. (blog.al.com)
* Google is having trouble trademarking the word “glass.” (wsj.com)
pot* Fusion cable network hires a Chief Cannabis Correspondent. (mediabistro.com)
* Editor’s note: University of North Carolina professor’s article “was shortened because of the late addition of a quarter-page ad in the Ideas section.” (Who can turn down money?) (news-record.com)
* Noted: The correspondent who wrote the News & Observer’s two Durham Bulls stories Thursday was in “Bull Durham” as a sportswriter. (@RL_Bynum) | Sportswriter Kip Coons on his “Bull Durham” appearance: (newsobserver.com)

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