Morning Report for December 16, 2014

* Patch’s Joseph Hosey will not have to reveal his anonymous source. (patch.com)
* New York magazine’s Jessica Pressler is “moderately surprised” that a teenager she profiled didn’t really make $72 million. (washingtonpost.com) | The magazine “is looking into it further.” (nytimes.com)
* New York: “We were duped; our fact-checking process was obviously inadequate.” (nymag.com)
* Vice Media would be stupid not to consider an IPO, says CEO Shane Smith. (fortune.com)tnr
* We need a magazine that only covers doings at The New Republic. (observer.com)
* Everyone knows freelancing sucks. (niemanlab.org)
* Freelancer Stacy Brown called Bill Cosby and “to my surprise, he just picked up the phone.” (washingtonpost.com)
* The founders of the New Times alt-weekly chain are establishing a Chair in Borderlands Issues at Arizona State University. (usatoday.com)
* Why journalists continue to report from dangerous places. (niemanreports.org)
* New York Times layoffs begin today. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Jacob Weisberg: News organizations should cover the Sony hacks, but not report “the fruits of the digital break-in.” (slate.com)
* Don’t kill comments; fix them. (gigaom.com)
* Alex Burns quits Politico after six years and may be headed to the New York Times. (huffingtonpost.com)
* An AP reporter is ordered out of an open court hearing in St. Louis – a mistake, says the mayor’s spokesperson. (stltoday.com)
* New York Times could do a lot better when it comes to linking to other sites, says its standards editor. (nytimes.com)
* “You filthy grub”: Rupert Murdoch is blasted for congratulating the Daily Telegraph for catching “the bloody outcome [in Sydney] at 2 a.m.” (@rupertmurdoch)
* Union journalists in the UK refuse assignments normally given to photographers. (nuj.org.uk)
* Another study we really didn’t need: “Gossipy magazines were more likely to disappear [from a patient waiting room] than non-gossipy ones.” (bmj.com)

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