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.” (salon.com)
* Just say no to publications that want you to write something for free to be considered for a job. (laurenlipton.com)
* Disney was interested in buying BuzzFeed – until a $1 billion valuation was mentioned. (tech.fortune.com) | (nytimes.com)
* BuzzFeed-like PolicyMic gets an additional $10 million from investors “to accelerate growth.” (money.cnn.com)
* Sports Illustrated legend Gary Smith is retiring. (sportsillustrated.cnn.com) | “The best magazine writer in history.” (@ReillyRick)
* New York Times gets its swagger back. (qz.com)
* “We’re living in this time where if you make or consume media, the riches are almost boundless,” says “Freakonomics” author Stephen Dubner. (digiday.com)
* Public records humor… (dispatch.com) …and not so funny. (cjr.org)
* Alex Pareene leaves Salon for Pierre Omidyar‘s First Look Media. (capitalnewyork.com) | David Scott is named AP political editor. (ap.org)
* About 20 Minneapolis Star Tribune journalists are expected to take buyouts when Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor takes over. (minnpost.com)
* Herblock winner Jen Sorensen majored in anthropology before getting into political cartooning. (washingtonpost.com)
* BBC News seems “distant” to some viewers, according to a report. (bbc.com)
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. (dailynewsgems.com)
* Meet the U.S. Knight Fellows at Stanford for 2014-2015. (stanford.edu)
* Flattered? Porn star Casey Calvert took her name from University of Florida journalism professor Clay Calvert. (collegemediamatters.com)

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