Morning roundup: Congressional candidate says Patch pulled her plagiarized blog to ‘quiet’ her

On her new blog, Connecticut congressional candidate Daria Novak says, “I had my blog pulled from a local online paper in an attempt to quiet me.” If by “local online paper” she means Patch, and by “an attempt to quiet me” she means “an attempt to stop publishing work I plagiarized,” this is arguably a factual statement. Novak includes selections from her correspondence with Patch editors in the post. (Hat tip: Daniela Altimari)

Michael Wolff says last week's State of the News Media report is particularly bad news for news organizations that hope to make money on mobile. "The bleak or non-existent future for news professionals in a mobile-dominated world is further compounded by our remoteness from, and antipathy to, the thing that has always fed us: advertising," Wolff writes. || Related: Top 100 apps in the iPad Newsstand Bring in $70,000 a day (Dino Grandoni/The Atlantic Wire)

• U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree's husband, Donald Sussman, now owns 75 percent of MaineToday Media, publisher of the Portland Press Herald. He hasn't added to the $3.3 million his Maine Values LLC put into the company earlier this year, but what was a loan has been restructured as a stock purchase that values the company at $4.4 million, writes Matt Wickenheiser.

Jack Limpert leaves Washingtonian. “None of the city magazines in the country would look or act the way they do today without" Limpert, Washingtonian editor Garrett Graff tells Paul Farhi. Limpert, Farhi writes, is taking his typewriter with him.

• Arbitron has settled with the governments of California, Los Angeles and San Francisco over the use of "Personal People Meters" in 2008, "which seemed to push minority radio into oblivion," Dennis Romero writes. Arbitron will look for more minority representation among its surveyors and will sample via cell phone.

Amit Chokshi is back to torture Media General management with a report on the upside he sees to its stock. Chokshi's view gets rosier if consultants identify efficiencies, renegotiate the company's debt and clear the decks to sell its newspapers. (Media General's Tampa Tribune competes with the Poynter-owned Tampa Bay Times.)

• In a way, writes Lyra McKee, it's good that there aren't many investigative journalists under 25.

  • Andrew Beaujon

    Andrew Beaujon reported on the media for Poynter from 2012 to 2015. He was previously arts editor at and managing editor of Washington City Paper. He's the author of the 2006 book "Body Piercing Saved My Life," about Christian rock and evangelical Christian culture.


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