Morning Report for April 27, 2015

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* A Romenesko reader spotted this obit in the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader. (legacy.com)
* A video shows Baltimore City Paper photo editor J.M. Giordano being beaten by police. “They just swarmed over me,” he says. “I got hit. My head hit the ground. They were hitting me, then someone pulled me out.” (citypaper.com)
* CNN decides to stick with “nerd prom” coverage even though “they knew that the Freddie Gray protests in Baltimore were all that folks wanted to talk about.” (philly.com) | “The annual affair has become, for better and worse, Washington’s Super Bowl.” (washingtonpost.com) | “A bizarre event.” (pressthink.org)
* A Las Vegas man admits he fabricated a story about Harry Reid and his brother that was picked up by conservative media. “What I did was fucked up,” he says. (lasvegassun.com)
* CNN’s Peter Hamby heads to Snapchat. (politico.com)
* “Frontline” producers say they declined to air “Bigger Than Vegas” because it “did not live up to the journalistic obligations to accuracy, fairness and proof that ‘Frontline’ demands.” (pbs.org)
* Dan Rather says it’s hard to see NBC News bringing back Brian Williams. (adweek.com)
* Give Williams his job back, says Michael Wolff. “What is gained by the sudden insistence that a network anchorman represents the highest standards of journalism?” (usatoday.com)
* The winners of multiple Webby Awards include Vice Media, New York Times and Mashable. (webbyawards.com)
* New York Press Club announces its contest winners. (adweek.com) | Sigma Delta Chi winners: (spj.org)
* JOBS: Bankrate.com is looking for a personal finance reporter, or work in Indiana as a marketing/communications director. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Quicken Loans founder Dan Gilbert vs. Detroit news site. (motorcitymuckraker.com)
* The Styles section in the New York Times doesn’t have to be frivolous, says public editor Margaret Sullivan. (nytimes.com)tom* Cartoonist Dan Perkins (aka Tom Tomorrow) was surprised to be a Pulitzer finalist. (washingtonpost.com)
* “A lot of cartoonists have second jobs and so I’m not sure it’s the brightest future,” says Garry Trudeau. (nbcnews.com)
* Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner refuses to take questions after speaking to business journalists. (talkingbiznews.com)
* Mizzou gets $1 million to create the Timothy D. Blair Fund for LGBT Coverage in Journalism. (lgbtweekly.com)


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