Morning Report for September 10, 2014

* The 66-year-old data strategist behind U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings says “I personally don’t feel any superpowers,” but “I’m aware it’s a heavy responsibility. … We’re like the 800-pound gorilla of higher education.” (washingtonpost.com)
* A freelancer explains how she writes up to 30 pieces a week. “I treat freelance writing like a full-time job,” says Nicole Dieker. (contently.net)
* “Silicon Valley is much thinner-skinned than Wall Street,” says New York magazine’s Kevin Roose. “You write something mildly negative about a tech company, and suddenly your emails aren’t getting returned.” (capitalnewyork.com) thursday
* Unfortunately it’s only Wednesday, Star-Ledger. (newseum.org)
* “The only publications I can find that really called out the bogus [“inventor of email”] claims were Mashable… and Gawker.” (techdirt.com)
* New York Times correction: Dick Cheney was vice president, not president. “Easy mistake to make,” notes Dan Froomkin. (@froomkin)
* Jim Brady‘s BillyPenn.com hires its first reporter. Anna Orso, a former Penn State Daily Collegian editor, comes from the Patriot-News. (phillymag.com)
* “The art of writing a headline … has been on the decline since the rise of Twitter and Facebook.” (cjr.org)
* Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times – once fierce rivals – are considering working together more closely. (chicagobusiness.com)
tivo* You’re trying too hard, Tivo. (Its new $5,000 box has enough disk space to record over 26,000 hours of video.) (time.com)
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* A federal judge refuses to throw out a lawsuit seeking to undo the Salt Lake Tribune-Deseret News deal. (sltrib.com)
* Why cable news loves freak shows and horror. (saturdayeveningpost.com)
* University of Wisconsin’s Badger Herald – launched 45 years ago as a conservative alternative to the Daily Cardinal – got some help from Reader’s Digest. (badgerherald.com)
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