Evening Report for September 23, 2014

* A student looking into the Kansas University-Koch brothers financial relationship is told she’ll have to pay $1,800 for records. She’s raised the money. (ljworld.com via @NYTJamesCobb)
* Student editor investigating the ESPN-Mid-American Conference contract: “How can these universities agree to a confidentiality agreement without having a copy of the contract? The facts just don’t seem to add up.” (kentwired.com)
* Here’s the Des Moines Register/Iowa News Network “newsroom of the future” organization chart: (Google Drive) | The Register – a Gannett paper – is cutting 18 positions. (dmcityview.com)
* A Birmingham judge says the court erred by issuing a restraining order against the Montgomery Advertiser. (montgomeryadvertiser.com)tshirt
* [At right] You did see her shirt, New York Post, correct? (nypost.com)
* Washington Post has added more than 100 staffers since Jan. 1; it now has 650 newsroom employees. (nytimes.com)
* A strong season premiere – almost 18 million viewers – for “Sixty Minutes”; only “Sunday Night Football” topped it last week. (mediabistro.com)
* Ben Smith, the Daily Caller intern, slams Ben Smith‘s BuzzFeed. (@danprimack)
* Syracuse University’s Daily Orange corrects the spelling of Snoop Dogg‘s name; Monday’s paper had “Dog.” (collegemediamatters.com)
* Layoffs at the Orange County Register and Memphis Commercial Appeal.
* I’ll do you a favor, Jeff Zucker, and not ruin it by tuning in: The median age for CNN’s primetime viewership has fallen below 60 for the first time since 2008. (variety.com)
* Tennessean metro government/politics reporter Michael Cass is named Nashville Mayor Karl Dean‘s communications adviser and speechwriter. (nashvilleledger.com)

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