Morning Report for April 3, 2015

* Fargo Forum tries to shame anti-gay North Dakota lawmakers on page one. ( | The story: (
* Investigative Reporters & Editors names winners of the IRE Awards. (
* Associated Press denies reports that it’s partnering with China’s state-run Xinhua news agency. (
* Washington Post executive editor Marty Baron calls Iran’s handling of the Jason Rezaian case “state-sponsored injustice.” (
* “NBC Nightly News” is #1 in the first quarter of 2015. (
* A marriage proposal ad in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch. (@Kirkman)
* The National Society of Newspaper Columnists (NSNC) decides to keep its June 25-28 annual conference in Indianapolis. ( | “I expected more from a group of journalists,” says an NSNC member. (
* NYDN: New York Post editor-in-chief Col Allan and Harvey Weinstein are pals, and it shows in the tabloid’s groping coverage. (
* Steve Brill: “If I were the American Lawyer, it might be the one magazine where I might not do anything digital with it. It would be a really elegant, thick glossy publication – the only way you can get it.” (
* More from Brill: “I always thought that you shouldn’t be pissed off at PR people.” (
* LSU’s David Kurpius is named dean of University of Missouri Journalism School. ( | (
emoji* Real men don’t use emoji. (
* More WHY? questions, please. (