Morning Report for April 14, 2015

* An NBC announcement about Brian Williams is coming soon. (washingtonpost.com)
* News site paywalls don’t work, says Jeff Jarvis. “We should be finding new ways to go serve users where they are rather than making them come to us and then charging them once they arrive.” (medium.com)
* Washington Post’s Marty Baron: “The idea that Jason [Rezaian] — or anyone — could be allowed only one hour with a lawyer before standing trial [in Iran] on serious charges is simply appalling.” (washingtonpost.com) | “Iran’s absurd persecution” of an American reporter. (washingtonpost.com)lincoln
* Praise for Baron’s print vs. digital assessment. (usatoday.com)
* Once again, ABC’s “World News Tonight” beats “NBC Nightly News” in total viewers and the 25-54 demo. (@brianstelter)
* Confirmed: Facebook will host some New York Times content. (capitalnewyork.com)
* How newspapers covered Abraham Lincoln‘s assassination. (washingtonpost.com) | Image above is from the Newseum’s “President Lincoln is Dead” video. (newseum.org)
* Freelance travel writer Elaine Glusac likes writing contrarian stories – “like ‘Take your kid to Vegas.'” (chicagoreader.com)
* Bogus information added to Wikipedia articles often stays online for months. (wikipediocracy.com)
* SPONSORED: Learn from Steve Brill, Emily Bazelon and other storytelling masters at THREAD at Yale, June 7-10. (thread.yale.edu)
* Billings Gazette publishes an investigation that the city sued to keep out of the paper. (cjr.org)
* Tips for journalists using Periscope and Snapchat. (niemanlab.org)
* A Twitter account critical of the Cleveland Plain Dealer and its online partner has newsroom staffers “pulling hair out like crazy.” (clevescene.com)
* JOBS: Work as a political correspondent in southern California. (Romenesko Jobs)
* “Polarizing” Bill Maher has become “a sort of Warren Zevon of talk show hosts.” (variety.com)
* Journalists who rock will join Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell for a “White House Correspondents’ Jam” on April 24. (washingtonpost.com)
vox* Ezra Klein explains how Vox aggregates. (vox.com)
* PODCAST: Two Boston journalists discuss Dzhokhar Tsarnaev‘s trial. (wgbh.org)
* Oregonian local content director Susan Gage is laid off after 19 years, along with two photographers. (wweek.com)


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