Morning Report for October 24, 2014

* “This is a very spiritual job,” says Buffalo News police reporter Lou Michel, “because you encounter people at their most vulnerable point.” (artvoice.com)
* Facebook and Twitter use cheap labor in the Philippines for “content moderation.” One worker says he was offered $312 a month to monitor Facebook posts. (wired.com)
* J-prof: “When it comes to sports, we don’t have many reporters, just cheerleaders.” (whenjournalismfails.com)
* Detroit News moves out of a home that’s “too big, too hard to heat and too expensive to maintain.” (detroitnews.com/note: autoplay ad)times
* It’s the 300th day that three Al Jazeera journalists have been jailed in Egypt. (HuffPostMedia) | (aljazeera.com)
* “Not the New York Times” (right) was the greatest. (theparisreview.org)
* Kara Swisher recalls Ben Bradlee as an innovator. (recode.net)
* Ex-WSJ reporter Jessica Lessin says the model for her 10-month-old ad-free tech site works. (digiday.com)
* That’s right, Comcast, just shut up! (instagram.com) | Comcast dubious about HBO’s web video. (wsj.com)
* Layoffs begin at Poynter’s Tampa Bay Times. (saintpetersblog.com)
* BFD: The queen tweeted. (Actually, she just approved what was posted.) (wsj.com)
* The Knight Innovation Award goes to Vice Media’s Shane Smith. (knightfoundation.org)
* New York Post and Daily News considered a partnership of sorts, but talks broke down. (capitalnewyork.com)
* McClatchy lost $2.8 million in the third quarter. (sacbee.com)
* Diane Sawyer‘s mother dies at 94. Diane was one of her third-grade students, but “I treated her just exacly like the other students,” she once told the Courier-Journal. (courier-journal.com)
* Is there a reason to be alarmed about the Sun-Times? asks a media critic who works for Sun-Times Media. (chicagoreader.com)
pot* A medical marijuana amendment town hall sponsored by the Fort Myers News-Press gets out of control and an editor apologizes. (news-press.com)
* Ex-AP news editor Dena Potter sues over her dismissal. (styleweekly.com)
* Great journalism deserves three bylines! (@TuThanhHa)

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