Morning Report for March 9, 2015

* New York Times veteran David Firestone is named FiveThirtyEight managing editor. (fivethirtyeight.com)
* Public radio host Diane Rehm will no longer do fundraising for Compassion & Choices. (npr.org)
haunt* Gabriel Sherman investigates the NBC News train wreck. (nymag.com) | Sherman’s piece makes the covers of the Post and News. | How to fix NBC News. (thewrap.com) |
* No joke: Toronto Star lowers its paywall April 1. (thestar.com)
* Oklahoma student paper is on top of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon story: “Daily photographers saw individuals exit the fraternity house with suitcases around 11:30 p.m. Around 12:15 a.m., Daily photographers witnessed a man cross the street and write on the building with spray paint.” (oudaily.com)
* Washington City Paper editor Mike Madden jumps to the Washington Post. (washingtoncitypaper.com)
* “The Times-Picayune has agreed not to release the number of officers working during [Bobby Jindal‘s prayer rally] because of security concerns.” Huh? The rally is over. (nola.com)
* Former Sun-Times sports columnist Jay Mariotti joins the San Francisco Examiner. (sfchronicle.com)
* The Record’s Herb Jackson on “the most bizarre thing I’ve encountered in this job.” (northjersey.com)
* A small win for a Utah columnist crusading against a “news” site that steals content. (standard.net)
* “At least you’re not writing sponsored content …lots of young people with dreams and journalism degrees are.” (theawl.com)
* New York Times joins Instagram. (instagram.com) | “A really important thing.” (mashable.com)
* The Times did not crop the Bushes out of its Selma photo. (nytimes.com)
vice* Vice’s cancer-cure report on HBO may have been “overstated a bit.” (healthline.com)
* Chicago Sun-Times threatens more cuts unless the Guild agrees to shift six full-time employees to part-time. (@LynneMarek)
* [SPONSORED] Deadline is approaching (March 15) for the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism. (stanford.edu)
* Meerkat explained. (digiday.com) | Brian Stelter used it on “Reliable Sources” yesterday. (@brianstelter)
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