Morning Report for October 1, 2014

* Jeff Bezos “seems to treat the [Washington] Post more like an ornament, in need of minimal polishing,” writes Dylan Byers. (politico.com)
* Derek Jeter is launching The Players’ Tribune – “a place where athletes have the tools they need to share what they really think and feel. We want to have a way to connect directly with our fans, with no filter.” (theplayerstribune.com) | (variety.com)
* New York Times is cutting about 100 newsroom jobs. Buyouts are being offered and layoffs are possible. (nytimes.com) | The memo: (huffingtonpost.com)
spoil* Time.com lets you decide whether to read movie reviews with spoilers or without. (digiday.com)
* A college student tries out Google Glass and discovers it’s not quite ready to be used as a reporting tool. (usatoday.com)
* Tim Dickinson: “Koch Industries is the most hostile and paranoid organization I’ve ever engaged with – and I’ve reported on Fox News.” (rollingstone.com)
* News Corp. CEO Robert Thomson receives $12.5 million for the 2014 fiscal year. (talkingbiznews.com)
* New York Times was writing about Lena Dunham years before she became famous. (newsweek.com)
* Tampa Bay Times sports columnist Gary Shelton is taking a buyout – one of about 14 journalists leaving Poynter’s paper. (saintpetersblog.com) | Des Moines Register departures. (dmcityview.com)
* Grow Missouri fires the Boston PR firm that tried to get political journalists to blog for the conservative PAC. (politicmo.com)
* “I’m a reporter who botched a story today and hurt a grieving family.” (reddit.com)


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