Morning Report for December 30, 2014

* Tom Luicci, who once covered Rutgers for the Star-Ledger, is now spokesman for controversial Rutgers athletic director Julie Hermann. The two just canned popular sports information director Jason Baum – “the scapegoat for her gaffes.” (nj.com)beard
* The AP overtakes New York Times as the media outlet with the most journalists on Twitter. (muckrack.com)
* [RIGHT] The man with “the most famous beard in Wisconsin” – it’s considered lucky for Aaron Rodgers – can’t give interviews unless they’re approved by the Green Bay Packers. (wausaudailyherald.com) | Front page (PDF): (newseum.org)
* ESPN scrubs a “juicy” LeBron James quote. (deadspin.com)
* Seniors love Charlie Rose? “CBS This Morning” attracted more viewers in 2014, but not in the key 25-54 demo. (latimes.com)
* Yes, “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau is aware of the problems with Rolling Stone’s “Rape on Campus” story. (washingtonpost.com)
* 2014 was the year of the newsletter? No, says Rusty Foster, it’s just that “people who haven’t been paying attention to them have been paying attention to them in a way that they weren’t.” (digiday.com)
* JOBS: Virgin Islands Daily News is looking for a reporter. “This is not a job for raw beginners,” though. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Detroit Free Press “wins the Internet” for the way it handled its Harbaugh photo screw-up. (usatoday.com)
* Climate change isn’t on the Oregonian’s 2015 editorial agenda because “weighing the costs and benefits of climate-change policy is best done at the federal and international levels.” (oregonlive.com)
* The worst of TV in 2014. (variety.com) | The best of Newsweek’s longreads. (newsweek.com)

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