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8:00 AM ET, April 27, 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
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.
Elliot Jay Stocks:
Adobe's Digital Publishing mistake  —  It's Easter Monday (a public holiday here in the UK) and I'm sitting outside in the garden, enjoying some much-needed downtime.  I've spent he last half hour or so casually flicking through the latest issue of MacUser magazine, which has a large feature …
Discussion: Boing Boing
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: Runnin' Scared and FishbowlNY
MediaShift:
Highs and Lows of “Post Mortem” Collaboration Between Frontline, ProPublica, NPR  —  Recently at the Logan Symposium at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, Mark Katches, California Watch's editorial director, asked a room full of reporters and editors if anyone wanted to share a “collaboration horror story.”
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Joseph P. Kahn / Boston Globe:
‘Frontline’ team investigates its options for digital future
Discussion: Poynter and Free Press
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Wired.com Q&A: New MIT Media Lab Director Joichi Ito on ‘Context and Connection’  —  Joichi Ito, tapped as only the fourth director of the MIT Media Lab, says having a bio that seems “scatterbrained” will make the 25-year-old institution — already famous for its unorthodox research approach — seem just like home.
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Media companies haven't exploited opportunities created by iPad and mobile technology  —  I helped launch the Mobile Media blog in January 2010, days before Apple unveiled the iPad.  Now, 15 months and 20 million iPads later, this is my last week as a daily contributor to Poynter.org.
Mike Melanson / ReadWriteWeb:
Instapaper Founder: Apps Don't Need To Be Free  —  Have you noticed that the free version of Instapaper, the app that captures online articles and stores them for offline reading on your mobile device, disappeared from the app store about a month ago?  Neither had we, but today …
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.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Kat Stoeffel / New York Observer:
Village Voice Media Getting Down and Dirty with Escort Ads  —  Last week, deputies in Polk County, Fla., arrested 60 people—including a Disney employee, a man with breast implants, a 15-year-old runaway with a 2-year-old infant, and her pimp—in an online prostitution bust dubbed Operation Curtain Call.
Wall Street Journal:
Bondholders Can Sue Over Tribune  —  Tribune Co. bondholders were cleared to sue former shareholders in state courts in an attempt to claw back more than $8 billion the old investors received in the media conglomerate's ill-fated 2007 leveraged buyout.  —  The bondholders argue the deal …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Fox News Pushes Mike Huckabee on 2012 Decision  —  THE DAILY BEAST ON:  —  The network wants a yes or no on whether the governor-turned-TV host is running for the White House.  But Huckabee tells Howard Kurtz he feels no pressure at all.  —  Mike Huckabee may be running out of time to make a decision on running for president.
Discussion: On Media's Blog
 
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Christian Lorentzen / New York Observer:
Almost Amis  —  On Monday night, I was on 10th Avenue talking …
Robert Hernandez / Online Journalism Review:
Using technology to ‘save’ longform journalism: Q & A with Evan Ratliff, aka The Atavist
Dan Rozek / Chicago Sun Times:
Lawyers in Island Lake trial subpoena newspaper to learn comment poster IDs
Eric Athas / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pearl Project: Bringing colleges into the investigative ecosystem
Discussion: AOL News
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Faced With Declines, McClatchy Weighs Digital Subscriptions
Richard MacManus / ReadWriteWeb:
How TV & The Web Are Merging: Al Jazeera's New Show, The Stream
Discussion: Free Press and The Wire
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Michael Kinsley Heads to Bloomberg View
 Earlier Picks: 
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Keith Olbermann's new show with a familiar name will premiere June 20 on Current TV
The Wire:
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times
Ivanoransky / Retraction Watch:
More details emerge on ScienceBlogs-National Geographic deal
Discussion: Crikey, Poynter and CJR
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Why Not? An overdue advance story on the Nook Color
Discussion: Folio
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAC Profits, Revenues Surge; Cites Reduced Losses At Daily Beast
Associated Press:
Public broadcasters gather in DC to discuss future
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
‘Newsonomics’ Author Ken Doctor: ‘The Play Is for Tablets’
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Tweet This: Agencies Get 28% of Revenue From Digital
Discussion: Folio