Morning Report for February 3, 2015

* New York Times Co. blames severance costs and digital journalism investments for its profit decline in 2014. ( | NYT shares are up this morning after the company beats fourth-quarter forecasts. (
* Gannett’s fourth-quarter net income rises 54%. (
* New York and The New Yorker both win three awards at Monday night’s National Magazine Awards bash. Vogue is named Magazine of the Year. ( | The winning pieces: (
selma* Former New York Times reporter Roy Reed is happy with how he’s portrayed in “Selma.” The 84-year-old journalist says: “I was impressed with the movie. It was really well done, especially the scenes of the beatings. I thought they must be using the old footage from the archives, but I guess not.” (Arkansas Democrat-Gazette)
* An Idaho family tries crowdfunding to pay for public records that reveal what Idaho State University’s president spends on house upkeep and renovations. (
* The next Charlie Hebdo comes out February 25th. (
* PolitiFact’s True vs. Mostly True explained. (
* That would be me: “I mean, who has not watched YouTube videos of parrots singing arias or animal mindreaders?” (
* How to use Legos in a journalism classroom. (
* Andrew Sullivan: “I think blogging will have a big revival in the near future.” (
* Instagram is hiring journalists to write stories about its interesting users. (
* “New York millennials are, generally, ageist know-it-alls,” says 54-year-old blogger/copywriter Mark Duffy. “I learned this during my 18 months as BuzzFeed’s oldest employee (by a country mile).” (
* Cleveland Plain Dealer gets rid of the reader representative position. (
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* Carter Maness: “We assume everything we publish online will be preserved. But … most of the media outlets I’ve written for have folded and then were flat-out deleted.” (
* The future of Orange County’s Little Saigon Daily News is uncertain after it’s hit with a $4.5 million defamation fine. (
* Rick Orlov, the dean of Los Angeles City Hall reporters, dies at 66. ( | (
* “One of the risks of speaking to a reporter,” says a Boulder councilman, “is the danger of saying something careless that you do not really mean, or of being misunderstood or misquoted.” (He did that.) (
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