Morning Report for May 6, 2015

* Minneapolis Star Tribune buys City Pages alt-weekly from Voice Media for an undisclosed amount. (
* Reporter-turned-flack: The hardest part of being a tech journalist was “the constant pressure to churn out quality work and then realizing that what your bosses really wanted from you was work that earns tons of page views.” (
* A judge rules that Elkhart (Ind.) Truth courts reporter Emily Pfund (left) doesn’t have to surrender her notes, but she does have to appear in court to testify. (
* Tribune Publishing reports its earnings were down 75% in the first quarter. ( | Analysts quiz Tribune Publishing’s CEO about the slow growth of digital subscriptions. (@LynneMarek)
* John Koblin explores the mess at Al Jazeera America, “a nonfactor in news.” (
* Report: Hollywood producer Jon Peters is interested in the New York Daily News. (
* A reporter from Baltimore’s WBAL-TV “steps back” from the Freddie Gray story because of her relationship with a prosecutor. (
* Barbara Demick: “For journalists working in China, there is no more sensitive subject than the wealth of the top leadership.” (
* SPONSORED: Apply for a $5K/month McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. (
* A Chicago Tribune photo editor notes that images of dogs and cats get the most comments on Instagram. (
* Nashville Scene’s Steve Cavendish is named Washington City Paper editor. (
* Ed Schultz re Chris Mathews in a 2008 email: “What the fuck? Every time he gives a commentary he’s foaming at the mouth? Does the guy have some condition we don’t know about?” (
* A plea to stop putting two spaces between sentences. (@reynoldsjessica)
* JOBS: Work in Indiana as a university marketing/communications director. (Romenesko Jobs)
* Chicago White Sox’s executive vice president shuts off a “profane, misogynistic rap song” in the clubhouse and apologizes to a female reporter. (@pwsullivan)