Morning Report for October 9, 2014

* A college student appreciates newspaper comics. “Web comics lack the personality of paper comics,” writes Leo Traub. “The indifferent reproductions of characters and images that come with many Web comics distance any chance of a personal connection to the characters.” (diamondbackonline.com)
* When the press isn’t welcome at the National Press Club. (washingtonpost.com)
* Another day, another batch of college newspapers stolen. (iowastatedaily.com) | Some sorority sisters apparently didn’t like this story: (iowastatedaily.com)
* James Poniewozik says Jon Stewart “shouldn’t feel obligated to move ‘up’ – especially if that ‘up’ means a format with less freedom and less original impact.” (time.com)
glass* Ira Glass addresses his “Shakespeare sucks” tweet. “It’s as if Mister Rogers has tweeted, ‘Kermit’s an asshole,'” he tells Jimmy Fallon. (gawker.com)
* The tragic decline of Gannett’s Tallahassee Democrat. (saintpetersblog.com)
* The Weather Channel doubles its website traffic with “weather adjacent” (i.e. bikini galleries) posts. (businessweek.com)
* Politico’s looking for examples of “egregious bragging.” (dailycaller.com)
* There are still a lot of people working in the New York Times newsroom. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Kara Swisher claims Old Media hopes the Internet will go away. (vanityfair.com)
* On last night’s “The Middle,” the mom had this career advice for her kid: “Don’t pick something that’s going to be phased out. Like ‘video store clerk’ or “journalist.'” (Bob Sassone)
* New York Times editor: There’s no need for David Brooks to disclose that his son is a member of the Israel Defense Forces. (nytimes.com)
* JOBS: The Dodo is looking for editors. Plus: More openings in broadcast and academia. (Romenesko Jobs)
praise* White House spokesman Josh Earnest calls ABC’s Jonathan Karl “consistently the nicest, friendliest, most direct guy, down-to-earth, friendliest individual you’d ever want to meet.” (huffingtonpost.com)
* Vivian Schiller departs as head of news at Twitter. (nytimes.com) | “Wish everyone at twitter nothing but best.” (@vivian)

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