Morning Report for March 13, 2015

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* Sorry, newspapers. Your print edition just isn’t needed these days. (infinitedial.com) | h/t @thedudekabides | One buck or more for your thin product? No thanks! (niemanlab.org)
* WTF? A Florida judge requires journalists to apply for credentials and says some reporters are not “media” by his definition. (jacksonville.com)
* “Clearly, the Sun-Times itself is winding down as a paper,” says newspaper industry analyst Ken Doctor. (chicagotribune.com)
* Conservative radio talker Hugh Hewitt “is having a moment.” (nationaljournal.com) | (huffingtonpost.com)
* I’ll miss the Times Home section, too, and all the glass houses they featured. (nytimes.com)
* On the weekend to-do list: Watch the New York Times-Kickstarter films. (digiday.com)
as* WSJ goes behind the scenes at “offbeat” cable network Adult Swim. (My favorite offering: “The Eric Andre Show.”) (wsj.com)
* “@PFTCommenter’s parody act plays upon the sensationalized, bigoted commentary that consumes much of the NFL discussion on the Internet.” (northwestern.edu) | h/t Ryan Glasspiegel
* Work here: Association of Washington Cities seeks a communications coordinator. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Virginian-Pilot editor Denis Finley resigns. “It time for me to try something new,” says the 62-year-old journalist. (hamptonroads.com) | “He looked tired, as if the job stopped being fun a long time ago.” (davidputney.com)
* Former New York Times and Politico editor Rick Berke joins the Boston Globe. (politico.com)
* The editor of a New Mexico paper that runs photos of drunk drivers faces aggravated DWI charges. (sfreporter.com) | (santafenewmexican.com)
* The student paper at Miami University (Oxford, OH) fires its community editor for plagiarism. (miamistudent.net)
* Pants on fire! “When CNNMoney inquired about [Nancy] Snyderman last week, an NBC News spokesperson said there was nothing unusual about her absence. The same day, Snyderman told CNNMoney that ‘all is well.'” (cnn.com)
* From a Montana paper’s “crime” log: “0921 – A lady reported someone watering on the wrong day.” (jacklimpert.com)
* RIP Rose Allegato. She resigned after being told to make big newsroom cuts in 1968. (theledger.com)

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