Evening Report for April 17, 2014

* Minneapolis Star Tribune’s new owner says he bought the paper for about $100 million. (Boston Globe went for $70 million last year.) (minnpost.com)
* Seven Peoria plainclothes cops with a search warrant raided a home to unmask the person behind the now-suspended parody @peoriamayor account. (pjstar.com)
franc* New York Times theater critic Ben Brantley won’t be suing James Franco for calling him “a little bitch.” (“He’s entitled to say whatever he likes about me, as long as it’s not libelous, and somehow I don’t think ‘little bitch’ qualifies.” (observer.com)
* Laid-off Trentonian editorial writer: “what the hell, I’ve been at this so damn long it’s maybe about time somebody gonged me.” (watchdog.org)
* Washington Post investigative reporter Joe Stephens is named Ferris Professor in Residence at Princeton. (princeton.edu)
* Community newspaper publishers ask the Newseum to showcase their front pages, too. Update: I’m told the Newseum agreed to it. (ananews.com)
* An Oregonian tipster writes: “This is the craziest competitor rant I’ve read in a good, long while. Satan-worshiping mega-corporation?” (pamplinmedia.com)
* No surprise that BuzzFeed and Daily Beast tried to win a Pulitzer. (gawker.com)
* ESPN hired Jason Whitlock to stop his attacks on the sports media giant? (thebiglead.com)
* Fashion magazine editor-in-chief puts out a statement about Lorde’s nose. (Not Photoshopped!) (eonline.com)