Morning Report for April 6, 2015

* John Oliver visits Edward Snowden in Russia for “a half humorous, half serious R-rated conversation about surveillance.” (cnn.com) | Watch it. john
* Northern Michigan University administrators boot the newspaper adviser – a former Sun-Times investigative reporter – after student reporters investigate an NMU deal with Starbucks. (thenorthwindonline.com) | Earlier: NMU and the campus paper face off. (detroitnews.com)
* It doesn’t matter who reads the evening news from behind a desk. (nymag.com) | Discuss this with Frank Rich at noon ET. (facebook.com)
* But nobody was fired…. The Columbia journalism school report on Rolling Stone’s campus-rape story “reflects a complete meltdown in the journalistic process at the magazine,” writes Rem Rieder. (usatoday.com) | “A reportorial autopsy.” (washingtonpost.com) | “A 25-page report on how not to practice journalism.” (nytimes.com) | CJR interviews the report authors. (cjr.org)
* This is what gets you fired from Rolling Stone: (@ThePowersThatBe) | From 2006: “A flare-up with Jann Wenner.” (nytimes.com)
* Two Pulitzer-winners join the University of Oregon j-school faculty. (uoregon.edu)
* Boston Globe visits the hotel that was once the Portland Press Herald building. (bostonglobe.com)
* The Oddly Numbered List and other headline formats favored by web publishers. (digiday.com)
* Arianna Huffington is taking “social stars” to the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner. (washingtonpost.com)
* RIP Bob McClory (he covered human decency for the Chicago Reader) and Kendall Wild (“You couldn’t fool him”).romeneskojobs

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