Morning Report for May 6, 2015

* Minneapolis Star Tribune buys City Pages alt-weekly from Voice Media for an undisclosed amount. (startribune.com)city
* 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.” (digiday.com)
* 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. (elkharttruth.com)
* Tribune Publishing reports its earnings were down 75% in the first quarter. (chicagotribune.com) | 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.” (nytimes.com)
* Report: Hollywood producer Jon Peters is interested in the New York Daily News. (nypost.com)
* A reporter from Baltimore’s WBAL-TV “steps back” from the Freddie Gray story because of her relationship with a prosecutor. (baltimoresun.com)
* Barbara Demick: “For journalists working in China, there is no more sensitive subject than the wealth of the top leadership.” (newyorker.com)
* SPONSORED: Apply for a $5K/month McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism. (mcgrawcenter.org)
* A Chicago Tribune photo editor notes that images of dogs and cats get the most comments on Instagram. (cjr.org)
* Nashville Scene’s Steve Cavendish is named Washington City Paper editor. (washingtoncitypaper.com)chris
* 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?” (washingtonpost.com)
* 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)

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