Morning Report for April 17, 2015

* Native advertising doesn’t work, says veteran copywriter Mark Duffy. (digiday.com)
* The Arkansas man who’s been buying newspaper photo archives faces several lawsuits and an FBI probe. (minnpost.com) | Earlier: John Rogers claims to have 80 million still images in his collection. (arktimes.com) | (JimRomenesko.com)
job* Screw you, “up-and-coming new media company” that’s looking for an experienced journalist to work six or seven days a week for $1,000 a month! (journalismjobs.com) | Reaction to the ad from my Facebook gang: (facebook.com)
* Ken Doctor: “Thinking of newspapers as the taxicabs of the Uber age might be too simplistic,” but… (newsonomics.com)
* Dan Feyer finishes 88% of the New York Times’ Saturday puzzles – the week’s hardest — in under five minutes. (fivethirtyeight.com)
* Jay Rosen: “Want respect, young journalist? Break some big stories.” (pressthink.org)
* Northern Michigan University is sued by the student newspaper adviser and managing editor after the adviser is ousted. (freep.com)
* On Dean Baquet‘s to-do list: Finding out why Montana residents can’t get New York Times home delivery. (@peterlattman) | The j-school requested it. (@UMJSchool)
* The “charming young people” who work at the Daily Mail “suffer from an odd lack of curiosity.” (pressgazette.co.uk)
* NBC News is blasted for its silence on the Richard Engel story. (usatoday.com)
* The Forward becomes a tabloid after 118 years as a broadsheet. (nypost.com)
* New York Daily News meets with two parties interested in buying the tabloid. (capitalnewyork.com)
* Emails show Jon Steinberg, CEO of Daily Mail’s U.S. operations, wanted to partner with Sony Entertainment and “do some ‘firsts’ together.” (capitalnewyork.com)
* Mississippi Press Association protests the closing of Delta State University’s student newspaper. (dailyhelmsman.com)
* The photo editor of University of Kentucky’s Kernel is shot to death. (kentucky.com)
* Wesley Morris: It’s likely Trevor Noah will be what late-night comedy desperately needs: unsafe. (grantland.com)
* Rupert Murdoch is asking $72 million for his penthouse apartment. (wsj.com)
* Suggestion for Gannett’s Asbury Park Press: Make a few bucks by selling the app.com domain. (@hunterw)
* Never mind, says the Detroit Free Press, nobody’s trying to change the name of Lake Michigan to Lake Wisconsin. (freep.com)


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