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5:05 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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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 …
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
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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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: FishbowlNY
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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).
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.
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
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: Slate, Editors Weblog and eMedia Vitals
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 …
Discussion: NetNewsCheck Latest
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: Poynter and Free Press
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 …
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
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.
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.
 
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Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Faced With Declines, McClatchy Weighs Digital Subscriptions
Associated Press:
Public broadcasters gather in DC to discuss future
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
‘Newsonomics’ Author Ken Doctor: ‘The Play Is for Tablets’
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
 Earlier Picks: 
Maggie Brown / Guardian:
Has the BBC become too afraid to take risks?
Discussion: Adweek
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