Morning Report for March 30, 2015

sullivan* “I had to stop [blogging] primarily because it was killing me,” says Andrew Sullivan (left). (cnn.com)
* Journalists shouldn’t be writing native ads. “Good long ad copy is written like one person talking to another, grammar be damned,” says Mark Duffy. “Journalists are trained to not write this way.” (digiday.com)
* Reassuring: “An algorithm can’t yet replace a good reporter.” (newyorker.com)
* “Meerkat crumpled like a wet napkin” after Periscope launched. (bgr.com)
* Ogden (UT) Standard-Examiner is launching “Behind Bars,” a weekly column by a convict. (standard.net) | A teacher thought the new columnist might be president someday. (standard.net)
* GOOD returns to newsstands today – at $14 a copy. (foliomag.com)
* Question for Philip Terzian: “Why do you – a former Pulitzer juror, published author, and experienced journalist and editor – publicly celebrate the demise of a newspaper?” (rifuture.org)
* Caroline Little is stepping down as president of the Newspaper Association of America. (talkingnewmedia.com) | Earlier: A new public filing puts Little’s pay at $632,845. (jimromenesko.com)right
* Scripps newspapers around the country say farewell to their blue lighthouse. (duanedudek.com)
* Sacramento Bee takes another shot at website comments after shutting them down in 2013. (sacbee.com)
* Get to know new “Daily Show” host Trevor Noah. (wsj.com) | Five thoughts about the Noah selection. (npr.org)
* Gary Shelton, the onetime “face and soul of the Tampa Bay Times Sports section,” joins SaintPetersBlog. (saintpetersblog.com)
* Tribal council bans sale of Rapid City Journal over a headline published in January. (Lakota Law Project)
* Oops! A Romenesko reader spots “Final Four Birth” on the Freep website. (freep.com)

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