Morning Report for April 23, 2014

* WSJ’s take: Gannett 1Q profit slides 43%. (wsj.com) | USA Today’s take: “This was a terrific first quarter,” says the CEO. (usatoday.com)
star* From “Dimming Star” cover story: Kansas City Star editor Mike Fannin “reprimanded [his reporter] for responding to [an email from] Romenesko” about the “Hunger Games” scenario at the McClatchy-owned paper. (pitch.com)
* How are all of the new explainer sites going to make money? (digiday.com) | “Who, exactly, is the audience? People who like being explained to?” (theguardian.com)
* Wall Street Journal is talking to Quartz’s Christopher Mims about the tech columnist job. (recode.net)
* “Around the Internet, password fatigue is setting in.” (I have one notebook with nothing but passwords.) (bostonglobe.com)
* Anchorage Daily News columnist Julia O’Malley wins the 2014 Mike Berger Award. (columbia.edu)
* How the evening newscasts covered the Aereo case. (NBC’s Brian Williams: “Full disclosure right up top…”) (mediabistro.com)
* Esquire editor-in-chief David Granger adds a title: editorial director for Popular Mechanics. (wwd.com)
* The University of Missouri-St. Louis is forgiving its student newspaper’s $40,000 debt. (riverfronttimes.com)
* Will the last person to leave Poynter please turn out the lights? (tampabay.com)
* Question of the Day: “I’m openly gay and quite left-leaning, would working for Fox be awful considering this?” (reddit.com)
* Recruiters’ tips for writing a journalism job resume. (ajr.org)

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