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: Speakeasy, TVNewser, Reuters, Media Decoder, TVGuide.com, NY Daily News, The Wire, MediaPost, The Wrap, On Media's Blog, TVNewser, Gothamist, msnbc.com, Hollywood Life, rbr.com, Tuned In, The Daily Caller, Mediaite, MyFox New York, Hot Air, Adweek, Yahoo! News, Inside TV, PopEater, New York Magazine and Hollywood Reporter
Sam Schechner / Speakeasy: Katie Couric Confirms Leaving CBS Evening News
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Change at ‘CBS Evening News’ merits story on ‘Nightly News’ and ‘World 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
NY Daily News: Barbara Walters is ‘really worked up’ over Katie Couric's supposed upcoming daytime show: source
Wayne Friedman / MediaPost: Departing Couric: News Anchors Have A Shorter Shelf Life — With More Entropy
Tim Molloy / The Wrap: Katie Couric Announces ‘Evening News’ Exit
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Katie Couric leaving CBS Evening News
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: It's Official: Katie Couric to Leave “CBS Evening News”
Garth Johnston / Gothamist: Katie Couric Is Really Leaving CBS Evening News
Kirstin Benson / Hollywood Life: Katie Couric Speaks: 'I Have Decided To Step Down From The 'CBS Evening News"
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: It's Official: Katie Couric Leaving CBS Evening News
Laura Donovan / The Daily Caller: Katie Couric announces CBS exit
Allahpundit / Hot Air: New job opening: Anchor, CBS Evening News
Lynette Rice / Inside TV: Katie Couric finally makes it official: She's leaving
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: It's Official: Katie Couric Announces She's Leaving CBS Evening News
Alex Ben Block / Hollywood Reporter: Katie Couric's Daytime Dream Will Be Harder Than It Seems
Couric Said to Weigh Move to ABC as CBS Anchor Job Ends
Couric Said to Weigh Move to ABC as CBS Anchor Job Ends
Discussion: TVNewser, The Wrap, Broadcasting & Cable, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg and CBS News
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Official: Couric Leaving ‘CBS Evening News’
Juli Weiner / Vanity Fair: Katie Couric Out, Scott Pelley In?
Chuck Ross / Bloomberg: Insiders Say Couric Is Considering Move to ABC
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: SAI, FishbowlNY, paidContent and LA Observed
Nicholas Carlson / SAI: AOL Patch Announces A “Full-On Course Correction”
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Patch to Add 8,000 Bloggers
Joseph Tartakoff / paidContent: AOL's Patch Will Add Blog Posts From Community Members
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: TeleRead, Boing Boing and Guardian
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Adobe Digital Editions “astronomically expensive” ... but who is the customer?
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
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
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.
Discussion: The McClatchy Company, paidContent and MediaPost
Eric Athas / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pearl Project: Bringing colleges into the investigative ecosystem — Does a piece of the future of in-depth reporting include a pack of students, a couple of veteran journalists-turned-academics and some college credit? At Georgetown University, Barbara Feinman Todd and Asra Q. Nomani believe …
Discussion: AOL News
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Wrap, Adweek, TechCrunch, Guardian, Company Town, Electronista, AppleInsider, Betabeat, VentureBeat, Online Video News, eBookNewser, Bloggasm, IAB SmartBrief, GigaOM, Softpedia News, ReadWriteWeb, Search Engine Land, The Next Web, MediaPost, Pocket-lint, PC Magazine, Engadget, 9 to 5 Mac, SAI, MediaMemo, The Consumerist, paidContent, CNET News and Future of Journalism, more at Techmeme »
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap: Why Fox, Paramount, Disney Are Holding Out on the YouTube Deal
Ebazilian / Adweek: YouTube to Launch Paid VOD Service Report says Google site has multiple Hollywood deals in place By Emma Bazilian
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: YouTube To Partner With Fox In Movie Rental Expansion [Update: Not Yet]
Josh Halliday / Guardian: YouTube to launch film rental service
Dawn Chmielewski / Company Town: YouTube poised to expand movie offerings in bid to challenge Apple, Amazon
Daniel Eran Dilger / AppleInsider: YouTube movie rental launch delayed by Disney, Fox, Paramount
Mikko Torikka / VentureBeat: YouTube launches movie rental service
Nate Hoffelder / eBookNewser: Youtube Now Renting New Movies
Janko Roettgers / GigaOM: YouTube Doubles Down on VOD with Major Studio Content
Sarah Perez / ReadWriteWeb: YouTube Expanding On-Demand Movie Service with Mainstream Hollywood Titles
Greg Sterling / Search Engine Land: Google Challenges Apple, Netflix, Hulu with Video Rentals Service
Gavin O'Malley / MediaPost: YouTube To Relaunch Movie On-Demand Service
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: YouTube movie streaming to start next week
Chloe Albanesius / PC Magazine: Report: YouTube Expanding Movie Rental Business
Richard Lawler / Engadget: YouTube ready to start renting video on-demand movies from major studios?
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: YouTube to take on iTunes, Netflix with on-demand Hollywood movies
Sharon Waxman / SAI: FINALLY: YouTube Launching Streaming Movies
Phil Villarreal / The Consumerist: Report: YouTube To Rent New Movies On Demand
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent: YouTube On The Verge Of A Big Movie Upgrade?
Steven Musil / CNET News: Report: YouTube finally readying premium movie rentals
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: Time to charge - YouTube goes Hollywood with new movies on demand
Dave Zatz / Zatz Not Funny!:
DirecTV Real Interested In Netflix, Contemplates Launching A Competitor — DirecTV (DTV) hit up some of their customers today with a web survey. A very interesting web survey. As it's nearly all about Netflix (NFLX) - usage patterns, both physical discs and online streaming.
Discussion: GigaOM, Engadget and Electronista
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 …
Discussion: Forbes.com, Mother Jones, Yglesias and Dealbreaker
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com: The Loneliness of Paul Krugman
Matthew Yglesias / Yglesias: Risk-Aversion And Office Holding
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
Ask Josh Harris: A Fireside Chat on the Future of Media — This week we present a special live event edition of Ask Josh Harris in partnership with General Assembly. — Josh Harris sat forward in his chair, eyeing the circle of young men gathered around him in a tight circle of chairs.
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.
Discussion: @jheil, On Media's Blog and The Atlantic Wire
John Heilemann / @jheil: Just ran into Mike Kinsley in lobby of offices of Bloomberg View, getting tour from DShipley. Draw your own conclusions. #anothermarqueehire
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Michael Kinsley leaving for Bloomberg View
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
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: Jay Rosen and The Four Ideas of Journalism
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.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Media Decoder
Burgess Everett / On Media's Blog:
Olbermann announcement planned Tuesday
Olbermann announcement planned Tuesday
Discussion: Speakeasy, MyFox New York, Mediaite, rbr.com, MediaPost, The Wire, The Atlantic Wire, Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel
Lauren A.E. Schuker / Speakeasy: Keith Olbermann to Return to Television in June
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Keith Olbermann Reveals Details On New Current Show: Countdown With Keith Olbermann
David Goetzl / MediaPost: Staying Current: Olbermann Returns To TV
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: SURPRISE! Keith Olbermann's New Current TV Show Will Be Called...'COUNTDOWN With Keith Olbermann'
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Olbermann's Current TV Show To Premiere June 20
Andrea Morabito / Multichannel: Keith Olbermann's Current TV Show To Premiere June 20
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, The Daily Beast and Forbes.com
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media: Did Barry Diller Really Just Say That? — Why is this man smiling?
Forbes Blogs / Forbes.com: IAC/Interactive Rallies As Q1 Results Stomp Estimates
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: Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog: How I beat the New York Times' paywall