Morning Report for October 16, 2014

* Gannett CFO: “We have a number of investors saying, ‘We’re very interested in publishing…'” (cfo.com)
* Publishers want to get out of Apple’s Newsstand app. One gripe: “Readers are subscribing, but then they forget to come back.” (digiday.com)
* McSweeney’s publishing house, “a hand-to-mouth operation,” will become a nonprofit. (sfgate.com) | (nytimes.com)kcstar
* [At right] “Know who’s having a fun MLB postseason? The @KCStar’s page designers.” (@jfdulac)
* Pulitzer-winner Laurie Garrett: “I was screaming and yelling about [Ebola] back in May, and I was stunned by how little interest there was.” (Washington Post)
* The Montana editor who was arrested for taking crash-scene photos pleads not guilty to three charges. (missoulian.com)
* Garry Marshall: “I learned a lot [at Medill], but mostly I learned how to meet a deadline. So I’m never late.” (mediabistro.com)
* The investigative reporter at Gannett’s Asheville Citizen-Times “is exempt from the daily grind.” (streetfightmag.com)
* Twitter accounts that New York Times staffers follow. (tylerp.me)
* What happened to the Detroit News’ 1982 Pulitzer medallion? “I think someone took it home.” (deadlinedetroit.com)
* Seth Stevenson visits High Times’ offices and learns that weed-smoking isn’t allowed there. (“But I have a powerful hunch that this edict meets with less than 100% compliance.”) (slate.com)
* Claim: Aaron Kushner kept tips intended for Orange County Register carriers. (laobserved.com)
prov* Providence Phoenix’s farewell issue is out today. (thephoenix.com)
* Deadspin’s Cory Gardner football career story disputed. (denverpost.com)
* E.W. Scripps closes Knoxville weekly Metro Pulse. (knoxnews.com)
* An Oregonian reporter finds a rat in his toilet – and has photo evidence. (oregonlive.com)
* Michael Crowley leaves Time for Politico. (mediabistro.com)
* No time for you, Gas Station TV, I’ve got a windshield to clean. (npr.org)
* I’d pay for Gas Station TV before giving $6 a month to CBS. (recode.net)

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