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* Toronto communications firm seeks “effing” good copywriter (instagram.com) | “Who the eff are Trevor and Peter?” (trevorpeter.com)

* Pat Dougherty, who retired as Anchorage Daily News executive editor after McClatchy sold the paper, says: “For years, I’ve been urging the McClatchy company to let me end our participation in the Associated Press cooperative. I think the AP, as it operates now, is an anachronism that is expensive and hurtful to its newspaper customers. AP content can be replaced where essential — primarily in sports — and doing so would save the ADN a lot of money that could be put into local reporting. McClatchy disagreed and wouldn’t let me dump the AP.” (fishhawk907.wordpress.com) | Reaction from my Facebook friends and subscribers: (facebook.com)
walt* Walt Mossberg (left) on leaving the Wall Street Journal for Re/code: “One of the surprises to me was I did not feel as broken up about making that change as you might have expected.” (businessinsider.com)
* Some Philadelphia journalists say George Norcross III should be the target of the city’s newspapers, not the owner. Will his rival, Lewis Katz, even submit a bid in tomorrow’s closed auction? (bigtrial.net)
* Congrats! Paul Lukas launched Uni Watch fifteen years ago today, and “I’m still the only full-time big-media uniform journalist.” (uni-watch.com) | My MediaGossip.com was also launched in May of 1999. (jimromenesko.com)
* UC Santa Barbara’s student newspaper editor left a party to cover Friday night’s rampage after hearing the commotion. (latimes.com)
* Chicago Tribune political reporter Jeff Coen is charged with kicking out a CTA train window at 8:10 in the morning on May 9. The Tribune reports its staffer did $1,500 in damage. (suntimes.com)
meg* An editor’s tribute to an “impossible” boss, the late Washington Post editorial page editor Meg Greenfield (right). (Wear too much perfume and she’d give you the silent treatment for a long time.) (washingtonpost.com)
* After seven years of tweeting, @everyword will run out of words in two weeks. (washingtonpost.com)
* “Medium has become something of a fetish object for writers,” writes David Carr. (nytimes.com)
* A newspaper column about American Enterprise Institute’s Charles Murray used quotes from a satirical website, says Murray’s wife. (fredericknewspost.com)
* That Jon Stewart‘s one violent guy! (newsweek.com)
* John Huey rebuts the “stunning charge” that he once killed an article at the request of Notre Dame. The piece didn’t run because “the facts simply did not add up to its conclusion.” (washingtonpost.com)
* In JOBS: News organizations are looking for tech reporters and local government reporters. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Aussie media editor gets in a jab: “The Australian editor of BuzzFeed, a site that routinely takes content created by newspapers, says he will not pay to read a paper during the week.” (theaustralian.com.au)
cbs* “CBS Sunday Morning” – once called “the greatest show you’ve never seen” – has its best season since 1987. (mediabistro.com)
* Slate’s David Plotz and Hanna Rosin get honorary degrees from Ripon College. (fdlreporter.com)