Morning Report for April 29, 2014

* A Los Angeles magazine staffer to an aspiring intern: “You’re seriously calling for information about internships? When you could have just sent an email? Not to be rude,call but I can’t be bothered with these kinds of questions.” (
* Just say no to publications that want you to write something for free to be considered for a job. (
* Disney was interested in buying BuzzFeed – until a $1 billion valuation was mentioned. ( | (
* BuzzFeed-like PolicyMic gets an additional $10 million from investors “to accelerate growth.” (
* Sports Illustrated legend Gary Smith is retiring. ( | “The best magazine writer in history.” (@ReillyRick)
* New York Times gets its swagger back. (
* “We’re living in this time where if you make or consume media, the riches are almost boundless,” says “Freakonomics” author Stephen Dubner. (
* Public records humor… ( …and not so funny. (
* Alex Pareene leaves Salon for Pierre Omidyar‘s First Look Media. ( | David Scott is named AP political editor. (
* About 20 Minneapolis Star Tribune journalists are expected to take buyouts when Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor takes over. (
* Herblock winner Jen Sorensen majored in anthropology before getting into political cartooning. (
* BBC News seems “distant” to some viewers, according to a report. (
seth* Actor Seth Rogen is shocked by the number of journalists who request selfies with him. (@Sethrogen)
* Chris Matthews, Tina Brown and other media people reveal their favorite Shakespeare quotes. (
* Meet the U.S. Knight Fellows at Stanford for 2014-2015. (
* Flattered? Porn star Casey Calvert took her name from University of Florida journalism professor Clay Calvert. (