Morning Report for June 2, 2014

* Lewis Katz “loved journalism,” says Philadelphia Inquirer editor Bill Marimow. “As an owner, he was delighted to be once again in journalism. He loved providing tips – but never nudged.” (philly.com)philly
* The Supreme Court refuses to get involved in the James Risen case. (AP via nytimes.com) | Earlier: Why the court should hear the New York Times reporter’s case. (fortune.com)
* Andrew Sullivan: “At the Beast and Atlantic, I used to obsess over traffic numbers … Now, we obsess over subscription revenue.” (andrewsullivan.com)
* White House reporters say Jay Carney‘s most notable achievement is that he did nothing notable. (politico.com)
* The paywall goes down at the Columbia Missourian. Readers now have to answer a one- or two-question survey before seeing an article. (columbiamissourian.com)
* Michael Wolff examines the fight “between, on the one hand, the incompetents, craven panderers and mid-level corporate bureaucrats in the book business and, on the other, the authoritarian creepos at Amazon.” (usatoday.com) | David Carr‘s take. (nytimes.com)
* Wolff on The Guardian’s Alan Rusbridger: “His is an absolute, pre-modern sort of power, faith-based and exclusionary. You believe or you don’t. You are in or you are out.” (gq-magazine.co.uk)
* Predicting the virality of New York Times articles. (quantifiedimpressions.com)
* Really? “We’re seeing an uptick in interest from journalism majors who are quite serious about pursuing a career in print journalism,” says a newspaper internship coordinator. (thenewstribune.com)
* The National Society of Newspaper Columnists names its contest finalists. (columnists.com)
* Greenlight Capital – looking for “young blood” – offers an internship to 82-year-old Regis Philbin. (mediabistro.com)
* The editor of The Oldie resigns, saying he’s “too old” to attend disciplinary meetings with his publisher. (newstatesman.com)

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