Morning Report for April 29, 2015

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* State of the News Media 2015: Smartphone browsing is up; newspaper circulation and cable news audiences continue to drop. (usatoday.com) | The full report: (journalism.org)
* A “Dewey Defeats Truman” moment for some Philippine papers. (theguardian.com)
* A city council member takes a Portland Press Herald reporter’s cellphone after learning that his controversial remarks had been recorded. (pressherald.com)
* New York Times readers are sad to see the bridge column and “movie clock” go. (nytimes.com) | (observer.com)
* David Carr will be remembered at the Mirror Awards ceremony in June. (mirrorawards.syr.edu)
* Agree: “The New Yorker remains incredible.” (thedailybeast.com)
* The New Yorker and WNYC are producing a new weekly radio show and podcast. (capitalnewyork.com)austin
* [RIGHT] Good for the Austin American-Statesman for not censoring “shit” in this story.
* A weekly newspaper publisher is buying the Portland (ME) Press Herald and its sister papers. (pressherald.com)
* Do college newspapers still need a central newsroom? Yes, say most editors. (collegemediamatters.com)
* From a Tuesday email to alt-weekly journalists: “Dear AAN Members, One small housekeeping note: We are in the final stages of vacating our office space in D.C. and operating out of a virtual office full time.”
* Larry King on Brian Williams: “I guess he could host a talk show. He’s a great personality. The question also there would deal with trust.” (huffingtonpost.com)
* Reporters who pose for selfies with politicians they cover: (Advance Indiana) and (@AHoosierMother)
* The publisher of Chicago weekly NewCity launches a Brazil edition. (chicagoreader.com)
* From an email release: Mark Gongloff leaves the Huffington Post to become Fortune’s digital editor. (@markgongloff)
* Meet Stanford’s 2015-16 John S. Knight Journalism Fellows. (stanford.edu)


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