Morning Report for March 4, 2015

* Nutty! Virgin Islands’ acting attorney general threatens to prosecute the Virgin Islands Daily News for calling her for comment after business hours. (virginislandsdailynews.com)
* Dallas Morning News wants its journalists to have at least 1,000 Twitter followers. (dmagazine.com)
* AP to use automation technology to cover college sports previously not covered by the news service. (ap.org)
* Michigan State University’s paper apologizes for running a photo of a student displaying an extended middle finger. (Any apology from the bird-flipper?) (collegemediamatters.com)
* The hotel industry apparently has figured out that guests don’t want to pay for Wi-Fi. (cleveland.com)
* Andrew Lack‘s return to NBC = Brian Williams back at work? (politico.com)
* Miami Herald wins the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting for “Innocents Lost.” (thecrimson.com) | (miamiherald.com)
* The old Miami Herald building is now gone. (miamiherald.com)
* “Just because you can write something doesn’t mean you should,” writes Rick Morrissey after reading SportsMockery.com. (suntimes.com)
* Milwaukee radio talker Mark Belling calls a local TV reporter a “bimbo” for inaccurately describing “right to work” legislation. (jsonline.com)
* New York Times’ headline too soft on Hillary Clinton? Public editor Margaret Sullivan says it was “cautious.” (nytimes.com)
* Tribune Publishing reports $0.60 per share earnings for 2014 Q4. (thewrap.com) | Weaker-than-expected Q4 results for E.W. Scripps. (wsj.com)
* USA Today’s Christine Brennan and ESPN’s Michael Wilbon will teach part time at Medill. (northwestern.edu)
* Providence Journal is accused of plagiarism – again. (golocalprov.com)
* Job ad notes: “The Life Editor is known for bringing in homemade goodies as the occasion calls for it, or if the staff is having a bad case of the ‘Mondays.'” (journalismjobs.com)

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