Morning Report for March 20, 2015

* New York Times dumps one of its new online opinion writers after his history with racist publications is exposed. (politico.com)
* Los Angeles Times gets a $4.2 million lien on Orange County Register assets in their newspaper delivery dispute. (ocregister.com)
* The problem with Meerkat is that most people “aren’t interesting or entertaining.” (digiday.com) | You, too, can get paid to eat and sleep on camera! (theverge.com)
images-4* “Fox News is gonna play down conservative screw-ups,” admits Fox News’ Bernard Goldberg. (mediaite.com)
* One month ago Danny Schechter tweeted that “only my illness prevented me from coming to David Carr‘s memorial service.” The Emmy-winning journalist passed away Thursday. (nydailynews.com) | Dan Kennedy‘s tribute: (dankennedy.net)
* Report: The Hill owner Jimmy Finkelstein is interested in the New York Daily News. (nypost.com)
* Praise for new NPR news chief Michael Oreskes. (current.org)
* Project Veritas is just “a multi-million dollar non-profit P.R. machine to promote the James O’Keefe brand.” (mediamatters.org)
* San Diego broadcast journalists blast their bosses at a Sunshine Week event. (timesofsandiego.com)
* “I Twitter everyday,” says Larry King. (Actually, his assistant does the tweeting.) (washingtonpost.com)
* JOBS: A new NYC-based website is looking for education journalists; Honolulu Civil Beat seeks an investigations editor. (Romenesko Jobs)
* The University Daily Kansan wins a self-described college media geek’s 2015 Student Newspaper National Championship. (collegemediamatters.com)


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