Morning Report for December 1, 2014

* Bill Carter, who has covered TV for the New York Times for 25+ years, is taking a buyout. (huffingtonpost.com)
* Former Washington state Republican Party chairman Kirby Wilbur now teaches young journalists how to be objective. (seattletimes.com)
* A boom period for Washington Free Beacon and other conservative media. (bloomberg.com)
* Business reporters don’t know Black Friday’s sales figures. (bloombergview.com)
* David Carr: The Times is buying out veteran staffers and doing some disrupting from within. (nytimes.com) | Carr: Pundits predicting the demise of the Times are “dead fucking wrong.” (digiday.com) | The Times has 1,300 newsroom staffers. (capitalnewyork.com)
vox* Vox Media raises $46.5 million and now has a valuation of about $380 million. (recode.net) | (nytimes.com) || One reaction: “I suspect the taste of content is going to get real bitter for venture capitalists within the next two years.” (@mattbuchanan)
* Vox Media vs. BuzzFeed. (themediabriefing.com)
* ESPN gives Janay Rice a “sweet interview deal.” (washingtonpost.com) | “The Rices had a whole lot of leverage,” writes Brian Stelter. (cnn.com)
* John C. Dvorak sees podcasts as a threat to “conventional radio.” (npr.org)
* Ex-Entertainment Weekly TV critic Ken Tucker joins Yahoo. (mediabistro.com)
* Prediction: All journalism will soon be mobile. (journalism.co.uk)
* A straight male Montana student journalist tried to marry his straight male roommate because “people should see what discrimination looks like practically.” (collegemediamatters.com)
* Letter to the Guardian: “Allow me to raise my displeasure at a Guardian obituary about my father, Idi Amin.” (theguardian.com)
* The best ads of 2014, according to Adweek. (adweek.com)
* People magazine is ready for Kirk Douglas to die. (gawker.com)

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