Morning Report for October 10, 2014

* Jay Rosen to Chuck Todd: “Do you think you are part of the professional political class? Would you include yourself in it?” Todd: “I don’t think any political reporters should be categorized in that, and I wouldn’t want to be classified in that group. I’m not an operative. I’m a reporter and analyst.” (pressthink.org)
me* The first-person essay boom examined. (washingtonpost.com)
* How New York Times reporter Mark Leibovich might write about himself. (theatlantic.com)
* Elmhurst College student editor says this week’s theft case and resulting publicity made it feel like “we were a real live newspaper. It was exciting. It makes me want to pursue this more as a career now.” (suntimes.com) | (chicagotribune.com)
* Full disclosure, please: Why did this break-in get such big play? Because it’s the executive editor’s home. (delawareonline.com)
* Laid-off Gannett journalist: “It toasts me when former co-workers and others who have broken free of the addiction that is journalism start in on how the business never will be as good as it was back in [fill in the blank with the years they worked here].” (tallahassee.com)
* AP journalist to Eric Carvin: “I’ll stop by for a chat after picking up my body armor.” (@EricCarvin)
* You’re being watched, NBC’s Dr. Nancy Snyderman: “A man who was with her got out of the car and went inside the restaurant to pick up a take-out order, one reader reported.” (planetprinceton.com)
* “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner: “I totally disagree that we’re in the ‘Golden Age of television.’ That’s just a marketing term.” (vanityfair.com)
* Total revenue for Andrew Sullivan‘s site is about $1 million. (gigaom.com)
* Ebola’s getting too much coverage? (npr.org)
* High school journalists receive an ACLU award for refusing to use “Redskins.” (sportsgrid.com)
funny* Funny or Die is now doing news. (digiday.com)
* Dan Kennedy on Providence Phoenix’s demise. (wgbhnews.com)
* A UK editor says his site’s clickbait gets readers to check out more serious content. (theguardian.com)

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