Weekend Report for April 11-13, 2014

* Chicago Sun-Times pulls the plug on comments while it works on a better discussion platform. (suntimes.com)
* Texas Monthly is suing the New York Times over the hiring of editor Jake Silverstein.texas The recently appointed Times Magazine editor is not being sued, the president of Texas Monthly parent Emmis Communications tells Joe Pompeo. Emmis seeks between $200,000 and $1 million from the Times. (nytimes.com) | (capitalnewyork.com)
* “Experts” are concerned about the fate of the Los Angeles Times under Tribune’s spinoff plans. (latimes.com)
* Advertise yourself – or your news organization’s job opening – for just $25 a week (100-word ad). (JimRomenesko.com Jobs)
* Tribune Publishing will take on at least $375 million of debt when it becomes a standalone company. (chicagotribune.com)
* Michael Isikoff is out as NBC News investigative reporter. (mediabistro.com)
* Why aren’t Americans more concerned about the declining number of investigative reporters? (publicintegrity.org)
* Newspaper publisher Elizabeth Ailes – the Fox News chief’s wife – threatens to sue a village trustee over her Facebook “Like.” (philipstown.info)
* Denver Post CEO Mac Tully won’t discuss sale rumors. (westword.com)
* New York Times’ diabetes article wasn’t perfect, says the paper’s public editor, but it was “sound journalism.” (nytimes.com)
happy* Asbury Park Press staffers make a video about their move. (Why is “Happy” going into the paper shredder?) (youtube.com)
* Southern Living editor M. Lindsay Bierman is named chancellor of University of North Carolina’s arts school. (bizjournals.com)
* Guild leader says Lee Enterprises workers – not executives – deserved bonuses. (gatewayjr.org) | Earlier: Lee execs get six-figure bonuses for doing their jobs. (jimromenesko.com)
* The new Jayson Blair documentary – a “superficial accounting” of his misdeeds – gets a thumbs-down four-graf review in the New York Times. (nytimes.com)
* OnEarth magazine is going all-digital. (mediabistro.com)

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