Evening Report for March 5, 2015

* Marvin Kalb doubts Brian Williams will return to NBC’s anchor chair. (bostonglobe.com)
* Samantha Bee quits “The Daily Show” to do a TBS series. (variety.com)
* GlobalPost wants to hire an editor and a correspondent with Kickstarter donations. (kickstarter.com)phil
* [RIGHT] “I’m hopeful about the newspaper business,” says the Chicago Tribune’s Phil Rosenthal. (Photo: Jeff Miller) (uwalumni.com)
* Reader to MountainXpress weekly: Your stories about supernatural abilities are either important scientific developments or complete bullshit; tell readers which one. (mountainx.com)
* Tom Brokaw‘s new pen pal is author Ann Patchett. (cnn.com)
* Eyebrows are raised when an Arizona newspaper publisher accepts Bob Seger concert tickets from the mayor … as a reward for sitting on a government board, too. (azcentral.com)
* Lisa Rossi leaves American Journalism to become a storytelling coach at the Des Moines Register. (ajr.org)
* A 78-year-old Joliet (IL) newspaper reporter is accused of starting a sex “cult.” (patch.com)
* The controversial publisher of SaintPetersBlog launches Influence, a quarterly magazine. (crowleypoliticalreport.com)
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