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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 …
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 …
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: FishbowlNY and Poynter
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog:
Olbermann announcement planned Tuesday  —  Keith Olbermann — on both his website and Twitter account — is gearing up for a Tuesday proclamation about his upcoming show on Current TV.  —  “Oh by the way, we'll be making a couple of big announcements tomorrow about the new show,” …
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Keith Olbermann's new show with a familiar name will premiere June 20 on Current TV
Zeke Turner / WWD Media Headlines:
Memo Pad: New York Times' Subscription Push... Mary Berner Opts Out...  ALL AROUND TOWN: In an earnings call last week, New York Times Co. chief executive officer Janet Robinson said she'll be spending $13 million, mostly in promotional costs, on the flagship newspaper's new pay wall through the end of 2011.
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Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times' Subscription Ad Campaign Costs $13 Million
Discussion: SocialTimes.com, UnBeige and TVSpy
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 and CJR
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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Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire:
Take A Look Inside The Swanky Studio Of Al Jazeera's New Social Media Show
Discussion: The Corsair and Multichannel
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: MinOnline and Techland
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate rethinks aggregation (again) with a Slatest redesign  —  Slate was arguably the first major news site to care about aggregation, starting back in 1996, when we only thought we suffered from information overload.  (They didn't even call it “aggregation” yet.  It was “meta-news.")
Discussion: Editors Weblog, Slate and eMedia Vitals
Julie Moos / Poynter:
The obligatory and the original: 3 things I learned from our week as Romenesko  —  In the eight-plus years I've worked with Jim Romenesko, I've spent some time talking with him, more time emailing with him, and — most of all — I've admired and observed how he does what he does.
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire
Joseph P. Kahn / Boston Globe:
‘Frontline’ team investigates its options for digital future  —  In its 28 years on air, “Frontline” has broadcast more than 500 documentaries and won a slew of awards for investigative reporting.  But change is in the air at the Brighton offices of the national award-winning public affairs show.
Discussion: Free Press 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.
Dan Snyder / Washington Post:
Why I am suing Washington City Paper  —  On Tuesday I am refiling my lawsuit against Washington City Paper, a tabloid paper that published false and reckless charges about me in November 2010.  The case needed to be refiled in Washington, not New York, for legal reasons; the rest of the complaint is essentially the same.
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Times Gains New Subscribers With Groupon Discount  —  Times Newspapers has added nearly two percent more digital subscribers in the last three days, after discounting its online rates by 70 percent in a deal through Groupon.  —  On Easter Sunday morning, Groupon recipients received …
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Why Not?  An overdue advance story on the Nook Color  —  Barnes & Noble dropped a software update today for Nook Color, adding apps and support for Flash and a whole bunch of other features that give it more parity with tablets than e-readers.  I got an early briefing and interview with some of the development team.
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
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Faced With Declines, McClatchy Mulls 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.
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM:
Why Yahoo Bought IntoNow  —  Yahoo scooped up TV check-in app maker IntoNow Monday, just three months after the startup introduced its first product.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports are putting the price anywhere between $17 and $30 million, and we hear from someone …
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: Poynter
Sam Greenhill / Daily Mail:
Gagging orders are out of control, says Andrew Marr as he abandons injunction over affair  —  Andrew Marr can today be revealed as one of the celebrities with a gagging order to hush up an extra-marital affair.  —  The 51-year-old BBC broadcaster becomes the first public figure voluntarily to admit trying to conceal his infidelity.
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
‘Newsonomics’ Author Ken Doctor: ‘The Play Is for Tablets’  —  Media industry analyst and consultant Ken Doctor has been watching the local news space for decades, long before “hyperlocal” was coined.  He spent 21 years at Knight Ridder, where he first observed that consumers are willing …
 
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAC Profits, Revenues Surge; Cites Reduced Losses At Daily Beast
Discussion: Mixed Media and Forbes.com
Associated Press:
Public broadcasters gather in DC to discuss future
Courtney Boyd Myers / The Next Web:
Here's one way TV stations can strategically cash in on the Internet
Discussion: The Wrap, FishbowlNY and New York Times
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
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Miguel Helft / Bits:
News Aggregator Zite Wants to Play Nice With Publishers
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Netflix: We'll Do a Couple More “House Of Cards"-Style Originals
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker:
Mort Zuckerman vs. the Daily News: An Owner Adrift
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Observer
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost:
Click-Through Metrics Come Under Fire
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Why I Gave Up the Newspaper to Save Newspapering
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