Morning Report for April 28, 2014

Twenty years ago today…
* “Internet is coming to NPR!” (
* USA Today’s publisher says readers aren’t focusing on national or local news; they just want something interesting to read. (
* “Journalism, by its very nature, draws a lot of people who have a real problem with authority,” and 13 other random observations from an editor. (
* Almost one in 20 bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2011-12 was in communications/journalism. (
nickel* A full-page ad in USA Today says a bag of old coins for $59 is a real deal; an appraiser values them at $6.50. (
* Salt Lake Tribune’s military and crime reporter is now covering the polygamy beat, too. ( | Talk about the Tribune vanishing soon is “hyperbole,” says the editor/publisher. (
* How does one become a “verified” New York Times commenter? Those people “are selected algorithmically based on the breadth and quality of the comments they have submitted over time.” (
* Martha’s Vineyard publication: We don’t pay interns, but we help them find jobs at local restaurants. (
* “I think [Google’s] pretty dangerous and thuggish,” says Kara Swisher, whose wife is a Google veep. (
* The old Miami Herald building is coming down. (@EvanBenn)
* A history of Rust Belt alternative weeklies. (
* The manifestos of Ezra Klein, Nate Silver and other big-name journalists. (
* An Albuquerque crime reporter takes a few days off and heads to Colombia. “Would I go back?” writes Andy Stiny. “When’s the next flight?” (
* Colombians have had it with people spelling their country “Columbia.” (
* A soon-to-close news council is engaged in a legal battle over the use of “TAO.” (