Morning Report for November 6, 2014

* Finally, we have the lyrics to the “Morning Edition” theme song! (npr.org)
* NPR gets into hip-hop and R&B. (washingtonpost.com)
* What to do with that tweet idea you came up with in the shower. (medium.com)
serial* “Serial” – a podcast brought to you by the “This American Life” people – is said to be a hit. (wsj.com)
* A big election night win for Fox News: 6,607,000 total viewers vs. CNN’s 1,936,000 and MSNBC’s 1,594,000. (mediabistro.com)
* How Time, Storyful and Vice News are using social media in their reporting. (journalism.co.uk)
* Bob Schieffer‘s wife tells him: “When you start drooling, then it will be time to [retire].” (hollywoodreporter.com)
* A powerful Penn State Collegian page one story. (collegemediamatters.com)
* Naturally, a banner ad is served up with New York Times’ “Fall of the Banner Ad” piece. (@TimMcDougall13)
* As if we didn’t know: The prof who came up with a “Doctor Who” college course admits it was a gimmick. (theatlantic.com)
* News video aggregator Watchup gets new funding from Tribune Media, McClatchy and others. (niemanlab.org)
* A C-SPAN “Washington Journal” caller is quickly cut off after using the n-word. (talkingpointsmemo.com)
* JOBS: A newspaper features editor and radio regional affairs desk editor wanted. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Toronto Star is dropping its paywall. (theglobeandmail.com)
* ESPN ombudsman Robert Lipsyte begins his “goodbye tour.” (espn.go.com)
* Rupert Murdoch‘s Australian says Murdoch’s bet on newspapers is paying off. (theaustralian.com.au) | (capitalnewyork.com)
* Might Pierre Omidyar be interested in Digital First Media’s Bay Area newspapers? (niemanlab.org)
* Bloomberg Media is named “Most Innovative Publisher” by Digiday. (digiday.com)
aol* Average age? AOL still has 2.2 million dial-up subscribers. (mediabistro.com)
* This year’s Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Judith Martin, aka “Miss Manners.” (columnists.com)
* Pew Research: One-in-five Americans share their faith online in an average week. (pewforum.org)
* “Gross and sophomoric” uwmadison_snaps “captured the lives of today’s college students in a way only an anonymous social media application is capable of.” (badgerherald.com) | Students mourn its demise. (twitter.com)

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