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, Marketing Pilgrim, SAI, Street Fight, FishbowlLA, FishbowlNY, The Atlantic Wire, Poynter and LA Observed
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: AOL's Patch Will Add Blog Posts From Community Members
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: AOL Patch Announces A “Full-On Course Correction”
David Hirschman / Street Fight: Patch Takes a Page From Arianna's Playbook
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: AOL Patch To Recruit 8,000 Unpaid Bloggers
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Patch to Add 8,000 Bloggers
Kevin Roderick / LA Observed: Patch wants you to blog for them
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
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 …
Discussion: The Huffington Post, TVNewser, Speakeasy, Reuters, Media Decoder, TVGuide.com, Hollywood Life, MediaPost, The Wire, msnbc.com, On Media's Blog, The Wrap, TVNewser, MyFox New York, Mediaite, rbr.com, Adweek, Yahoo! News, New York Magazine and Bloomberg
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Sawyer, Williams Respond To Couric's Departure
Sam Schechner / Speakeasy: Katie Couric Confirms Leaving CBS Evening News
Jill Serjeant / Reuters: Katie Couric confirms leaving CBS evening news
Bill Carter / Media Decoder: Couric Confirms Departure From CBS
Stephen Battaglio / TVGuide.com: CBS Thinks ABC Will Get Katie Couric
Kirstin Benson / Hollywood Life: Katie Couric Speaks: 'I Have Decided To Step Down From The 'CBS Evening News"
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Departing Couric: News Anchors Have A Shorter Shelf Life — With More Entropy
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Katie Couric leaving CBS Evening News
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: Katie Couric Announces ‘Evening News’ Exit
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: It's Official: Katie Couric to Leave “CBS Evening News”
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: It's Official: Katie Couric Announces She's Leaving CBS Evening News
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.
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.
Obama releases birth form, decries ‘silliness’ — WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he's releasing his long-form birth certificate because the country doesn't have time for the “distraction” and “silliness” of questions being persistently raised about where he was born.
Discussion: White House.gov Blog, Mediaite, The Politico, The Politico, Pajamas Media, The Wire, The Raw Story and New York Observer
Dan Pfeiffer / White House.gov Blog: President Obama's Long Form Birth Certificate
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: President Obama's Remarks on Long Form Birth Certificate ‘Carnival Barkers’
Julie Mason / The Politico: President Obama releases long-form birth certificate
Ben Smith / The Politico: White House releases more birth records
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: OBAMA: Distraction Over Birth Certificate Wasn't Good For Country (Translation: TRUMP WINS)
Sahil Kapur / The Raw Story: Obama releases long-form birth certificate
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 …
Gabriel Snyder / The Atlantic Wire:
Malcolm Gladwell: What I Read — How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all? Do they have some secret? Perhaps. We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets. Malcolm Gladwell, author of The Tipping Point …
Discussion: The Atlantic Wire, Thanks:deliacabe
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: Poynter and On Media's Blog
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Fox News anxious for Huckabee to make a presidential run decision
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog: Huckabee denies Fox News pressure
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.
Greg Avery / bizjournals:
Arianna Huffington sets direction for MapQuest — MapQuest's move to new headquarters in Denver was timed to celebrate the online mapping company's 15th anniversary. But the relocation from 17th Street to the trendier SugarCube building in Lower Downtown is more about the rebirth …
Richard Horgan / FishbowlLA: Arianna Maps Out Her Plans for MapQuest
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
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: U.S. Media Favoring Scary Side of Guantanamo Detainees Instead of American Screw-Ups
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: The Village Voice Names New Metro Columnist
Laura Miller / Salon:
From editor to writer — Legendary editor Robert Gottlieb on working with literary stars — and the miseries of his own writing process — Robert Gottlieb has worked in publishing since 1955, when he was hired as an editorial assistant at Simon & Schuster.