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In your comment-free Monday media column: Tracy Morgan sits at the fancy table, rumors of a departure from Vogue, the WSJ targets NYT advertisers, everyone wants student newspapers to shut up, and black reporters are disappearing fast.

  • The New Yorker's guest at the White House Correspondent's Dinner: Tracy Morgan. David Remnick reportedly "thinks Tracy is hilarious." I once saw Tracy Morgan do 45 straight minutes of standup comedy exclusively on the topic of eating ass. Which is neither here nor there.
  • The Cut says that Sally Singer, Vogue's fashion news/ feature director, could be the next editor of the NYT's fashion magazine T, whose former editor Stefano Tonchi just left to edit W. Gosh if somebody just starts Z magazine it will be the pinnacle of fashion, get it? Eh?
  • The WSJ is scheduled to launch its New York section in one short week, and Nat Ives reports that the paper is busily poaching advertisers from the NYT. One has to imagine that NYC metro-area newspaper advertising is pretty close to a zero-sum game these days; the more the WSJ wins, the more the NYT loses. Unless, of course, the WSJ fails to win a shitload of new subscribers, in which case the advertisers will just mosey on back to the NYT after a short trial period. It's a distinct possibility, especially in the current print-averse consumer climate! Stay tuned.
  • School officials destroyed almost all the copies of a high school paper in Washington after students answered the paper's question "If you could be famous for anything, what would you be famous for?" with responses including "Leader of the KKK" and "Killing the president with a trident." Kids! A trident is such an impractical assassination weapon. Also today in the annals of student journalism: police raid the student newspaper office at James Madison University and seize "hundreds of photos of an off-campus riot." That'll teach em to document things!
  • According to the most recent ASNE survey figures, the number of black journalists in US newsrooms has declined by more than 30% since 2001.