Morning Report for September 29, 2014

* Former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, 93, is now in hospice care. “His health has been so fragile that the organizers of a local Alzheimer’s and dementia support group asked him to stop attending the thrice-weekly meetings,” Paul Farhi reports. (washingtonpost.com)
ny* “The New Yorker is one of the few billboards left for cover art,” says ex-editor Tina Brown. (nytimes.com) | “The New Yorker cover is a GIF. What a time to be alive.” (@zoeschlanger)
* Online journalism “is trapped in something of a bubble right now. The big fixes have all been done.” (philly.com)
* The will-online-kill-newspapers? debate has been going on since the ’80s. (vox.com)
* Check out the winners of the 2014 Online Journalism Awards. (journalists.org)
* Ann Marie Lipinski: “Lots of journalists on Twitter calling out journalists who aren’t on Twitter. That’ll work.” (@AMLwhere)
* Bill Cosby biographer Mark Whitaker “not only seems out to protect Cosby, but, further complicating the tale, to be threatened by him.” (usatoday.com)
* A judge rules that a one-man news operation in New Jersey doesn’t have to turn over its notes and emails to Parsippany officials. (nj.com)
* It’s National Coffee Day – “or, as we say in newsrooms, it’s another day that ends in ‘y.'” (@hfuhrmann)
* An AP reporter apologizes for his incorrect tweet about Oakland Raiders’ coach being fired. (nbcsports.com)
* Pittsburgh Post-Gazette columnist Sally Kalson didn’t want her obit to say “after a courageous battle with cancer.” (post-gazette.com)
* A Charleston journalist responds to Huffington Post. (charlestoncitypaper.com)
* Hundreds of Drake student newspapers are destroyed and dumped in front of the paper’s office over a pregnancy center ad. (desmoinesregister.com)
* Web pioneer Metafilter unveils its first new design in nearly a decade. (digiday.com)
* Someone gave up their weekend for this: Politico asks astrologers to predict Charlotte Clinton Mezvinsky‘s future. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* Minneapolis Star Tribune is blasted for running an anti-transgender ad. (citypages.com) | (thenewcivilrightsmovement.com)
trump* Donald Trump is tricked into retweeting a photo of serial killers. (dailydot.com)
* JOBS: KTOO in Juneau, Alaska, is looking for a news director. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Matthew Keys: “Why don’t newspapers include a unique code in the printed edition that “unlocks” a paywall for 24 hours (a-la Starbucks free song download)?” (@MatthewKeysLive)
* Not even the National Enquirer could find dirt on Derek Jeter. (cbssports.com)

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