Morning Report for March 5, 2015

Sorry, but Time’s Joel Stein isn’t available (Jason is, though)

* A journalism prof has San Quentin inmates write their own obits. “I did it as a way to find out how these guys had reconciled their crimes,” says William Drummond. “Were they able to take a critical look at what got them in trouble?” (
* Bravo! A subpoena from the New Brunswick (NJ) ethics board tells a local editor not to share his recordings of board meetings. He responds by posting the video for all to see. ( | The ethics board attorney is a real asshat. (@bamara144)next
* EducationNext’s cover is called “racist” and “dishonest.” (
* Expect to see this Delta “crash-land” passenger on several newscasts tonight. (@JaimePrimak)
* John Koblin gets the TV beat at the New York Times while Sydney Ember will cover the ad industry. ( | (
* Bill Brink, the Times’ new media editor, is “simultaneously the nicest guy in the building and a tough, unflappable editor,” says Brian Stelter. (@brianstelter)
* Hillary Clinton is still scheduled to headline the Toner Prize Celebration this month – and at no charge. (
* From Pew’s latest report: Denver and Macon residents are almost twice as likely to get information from local TV news than the daily paper. (
* Gannett newspapers boss Robert Dickey acquires 82,285 shares of the Gannett stock for $0. (
* World Press Photo strips Giovanni Troilo of his first-place award for misrepresenting an image. (
* Tribune Publishing CEO Jack Griffin says “the lifeblood [of the operation] is content.” (
* Report: Apple is working on a larger iPad and a smaller MacBook Air. (
* WORK HERE: Colorado Independent is looking for an associate editor. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Ignore the media reports; there’s nothing new with Edward Snowden. (
* Young ad agency employee: “I’m sick of older bosses saying ‘millennial’ as an excuse to do stupid shit.” (
* Salman Rushdie is joining the NYU’s journalism faculty next semester. (
* City and Regional Magazines Association awards finalists are announced. (
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