Morning Report for October 8, 2014

* Frank Deford: “Will female sports fans listen to female sports announcers even if they won’t watch female athletes?” (npr.org)compost
* Sorority sisters are accused of trashing Elmhurst College newspapers (right) that had a story about their hazing. (ecleader.org) | Photo: (ecleader.com) | Sorority investigated: (ecleader.com)
* ABC’s “World News Tonight” team celebrates a win over “NBC Nightly News.” (mediabistro.com)
* Journalists on their lives after taking a New York Times buyout. “Vibrant and scary, risky and rewarding,” says Joe Sexton. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Newspapers prefer running photos of women to go with their same-sex marriage stories. (bloomberg.com)
* Newsweek’s owner says the magazine is profitable. (capitalnewyork.com)
* CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel is named Indianapolis Star sports columnist. (indystar.com)
* New York Times beefs up its environmental reporting team. (nytimes.com)
* “Go write your book,” Ryan White was advised after being laid off from the Oregonian last year. He did, and “Springsteen: Album by Album” was just published. (backstreets.com)
* Don’t drink before covering meetings! (dailyindependent.com)
* Goofy from the sun, Florida officials? They want $132,348 to handle a public records request. (publicintegrity.org)
* Piers Morgan: The hottest cable stars “speak their minds in an entertaining way.” (But that didn’t work for you?) (hollywoodreporter.com)
* You won’t find many MarketWatch stories over 400 words. (talkingbiznews.com)
* The Gary Webb story “stands as a reminder of what real shoe-leather reporting can do. But also why good journalism needs to be supported and defended.” (Joe Strupp)
* Miami Herald’s Gary Hart reporting defended. (saintpetersblog.com)
* Alexis Madrigal quits the TheAtlantic.com for cable network Fusion. “There was nowhere else I could expand my vision of the future,” he says. (nytimes.com) | (@alexmadrigal)
* RIP Michael Harris, who “was often physically expelled from sessions that were supposedly open, sometimes under threat of violence.” (sfgate.com)
snacks* Free snacks for Politico staffers! (washingtonpost.com)
* Travel + Leisure editor-in-chief Nathan Lump pink-slips five, including the web editor. (wwd.com)
* You know someone like this: “[He] never met a deadline he couldn’t miss.” (urbanmilwaukee.com)
* Greta Van Susteren has a bowling trophy from 7th grade – as every good Wisconsinite should. (thehill.com)
* Keith K. Kelly previews Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit, an “eclectic two-day gathering.” (nypost.com)


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