Morning Report for September 24, 2014

* The U.S. Forest Service now wants journalists to pay for a permit and get permission before shooting photos or video in federally designated wilderness areas. “It’s pretty clearly unconstitutional,” says a press advocate. (oregonlive.com) | (statesmanjournal.com)
bez* Jeff Bezos‘ Way: Washington Post cuts retirement benefits on the first day of contract talks. (washingtonpost.com) | Maybe Bezos will change his mind on that. (signalvnoise.com)
* San Francisco Giants? Try Babies: The team refuses to talk to the media if CSN Bay Area beat writer Andrew Baggerly is around. (deadspin.com) | Baggerly: “I’ll do my best to cover the Giants with the same fairness, accuracy and comprehensive vigor that I’ve always strived to provide.” (@CSNBagg)
* Robert Lipsyte says ESPN’s NFL/Ray Rice coverage “was ESPN’s finest hour during my tenure as ombudsman.” (espn.go.com)
* Meet the 24 writers who will participate in the Amtrak Residency program. (amtrak.com)
* Derek Jeter – the face (and butt?) of the Yankees. (@GlibandBitchy)
* Reporters say the White House sometimes demands – and gets – changes to press-pool reports. “The disputed episodes involve mostly trivial issues and minor matters of fact,” writes Paul Farhi. (washingtonpost.com)
* Luke O’Neil: “Once, credibility was the linchpin of journalism. Today, as dubiously sourced stories multiply, it’s an afterthought.” (playboy.com)
* A $1.6 million ransom was paid for the release of German-American journalist Michael Scott Moore. (apnews.com)GWENSS
* Gwen Ifill: People on Twitter are confusing me with @gwenstefani. (@gwenifill)
* Martin Smith of PBS’s “Frontline” wins the 2014 Chancellor Award. (pbs.org)
* Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes is on Homeland Security’s Terrorist Watchlist. (politico.com)
* “For Facebook users, there are few places to hide on the Internet.” (wsj.com)
* An NPR comments FAQ. (npr.org)

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