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8:30 PM ET, April 26, 2011

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Alicia Dennis / People.com:
Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News  —  After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record.  —  “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively.  “I'm really proud of the talented team …
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Bloomberg:
Couric Said to Weigh Move to ABC as CBS Anchor Job Ends  —  Katie Couric is contemplating a move to ABC as she prepares to end her five-year run as the “CBS Evening News” anchor, according to people with knowledge of the situation.  —  Couric, 54, is expected to announce this week …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
EXCLUSIVE: YouTube Finally Goes Hollywood With New Movies on Demand Service (Updated)  —  YouTube will imminently launch a movie-on-demand service charging users to stream movies off the world's largest video sharing site, TheWrap has learned.  —  The new service means a full-bore challenge …
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL's Patch Adding 8,000 Bloggers in ‘Full-On Course Correction’  —  Ah, memories.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Arianna Huffington must not be taking that class action lawsuit against her too seriously.  Not only is AOL's new content chief not cutting down on the use of unpaid bloggers, she's doubling down — literally.
Discussion: paidContent, SAI, FishbowlNY and LA Observed
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
What I Think I Know About Journalism  —  Next month I will have taught journalism at New York University for 25 years, an occasion that has led me to reflect on what I have tried to profess in that time.  —  Or, to put it another way, what I think I know about journalism.  —  It comes down to these four ideas.
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Faced With Declines, McClatchy Weighs Digital Subscriptions  —  The newspaper industry continues to take a major hit as reflected by earnings reported on Tuesday by The McClatchy Company, the parent company to newspapers like The Kansas City Star, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Keith Olbermann's new show with a familiar name will premiere June 20 on Current TV  —  When Current TV announced in early February that Keith Olbermann was joining its prime-time lineup, the emerging cable news network set “spring” as the targeted launch date for the bombastic former MSNBC anchor's new show.
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Village Voice taps Harry Siegel as metro columnist  —  The Village Voice has been without a metro columnist since the abrupt departure of longtime staffer Tom Robbins back in January.  —  Starting in June, however, a new name will appear where Robbins' once did on the the masthead …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times' Subscription Ad Campaign Costs $13 Million  —  The New York Times wants everyone to sign up for one of its subscription plans, so to help spread the word, the company launched a massive ad campaign.  —  WWD reports that the effort - which runs through 2011 …
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, UnBeige and TVSpy
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Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: New York Times' Subscription Push... Mary Berner Opts Out...
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
EveryBlock's Adrian Holovaty: Enabling Community Conversation  —  Journalist and programmer Adrian Holovaty has been building out local news databases for a while now.  A former Washington Post staffer, Holovaty is also the creator of the open-source platform Django, as well as chicagocrime.org (which later was folded into EveryBlock).
Discussion: Future of Journalism and Poynter
Ivanoransky / Retraction Watch:
More details emerge on ScienceBlogs-National Geographic deal  —  Yesterday, we reported that National Geographic had bought ScienceBlogs.  We've now obtained a recording of a conference call between various members of National Geographic senior management, ScienceBlogs management …
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Ivanoransky / Retraction Watch:
So who bought ScienceBlogs? Retraction Watch exclusive: National Geographic
Discussion: Pharyngula, CJR and Poynter.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Michael Kinsley Heads to Bloomberg View  —  New York Magazine National Affairs Correspondent John Heilemann released the tip just minutes ago of a possible job prospect for Bloomberg View.  He wrote, “Just ran into Mike Kinsley in lobby of offices of Bloomberg View, getting tour from DShipley.
Benjamin Wallace-Wells / New York Magazine:
What's Left of the Left  —  Paul Krugman's lonely crusade.  —  If you are looking not only for clues into Barack Obama's character but for a definition of what his presidency will mean to the country, then the speech on fiscal policy that he delivered at George Washington University …
SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times  —  The New York Times has righted its ship after a near-death experience during the last recession.  —  Thanks to sharp cost-cutting, the company has returned to profitability.  And thanks to frantic debt restructuring, the NYT has also removed …
Discussion: The Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAC Profits, Revenues Surge; Cites Reduced Losses At Daily Beast  —  IAC (NSDQ: IACI) turned in another solid quarter as revenues from search, dating site Match and local home improvement site ServiceMagic all rose in double digits.  Even the media segment, which absorbed Newsweek as part …
Discussion: Mixed Media and Forbes.com
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Tweet This: Agencies Get 28% of Revenue From Digital  —  Mad Ave Better Take Note — You Are Digital, or You Are Very, Very Unimportant  —  Digital services accounted for an estimated $8.5 billion (28%) of the $30.4 billion in 2010 U.S. revenue generated by the 900-plus advertising …
Discussion: Techland and MinOnline
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking News on YouTube and the Emerging Role of the Citizen Editor/Curator  —  SAN BRUNO, CA — While YouTube is playing a unique role in providing raw video of the unrest in the Middle East to the Web, and to many of the the world's news organizations, the giant video site doesn't actually organize or vet video.
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
How TV & The Web Are Merging: Al Jazeera's New Show, The Stream  —  As television continues to adapt to the Web, expect to see new forms of content emerge that are a hybrid of traditional TV and the latest Web technologies.  Last week, television news network Al Jazeera launched a new TV show and website.
 
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Associated Press:
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Joseph P. Kahn / Boston Globe:
‘Frontline’ team investigates its options for digital future
Discussion: Poynter and Free Press
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
‘Newsonomics’ Author Ken Doctor: ‘The Play Is for Tablets’
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Times Gains New Subscribers With Groupon Discount
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
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Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate rethinks aggregation (again) with a Slatest redesign
Discussion: Slate, Editors Weblog and eMedia Vitals
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Here's one way TV stations can strategically cash in on the Internet
Discussion: FishbowlNY and The Wrap
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
TV People Realizing That The Internet Is Global
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
Facebook introduces first private content-sharing tool with ‘Send’ button
Maggie Brown / Guardian:
Has the BBC become too afraid to take risks?
Discussion: Adweek