Bill Carter / New York Times:
For Couric, ABC's Pitch Proved Best — On Feb. 8, executives from NBC, including Steve Burke, the new chief executive, and Steve Capus, the president of news, made their way to the St. Regis Hotel in Manhattan, prepared to make a pitch to bring their one-time news star, Katie Couric, back into the network fold.
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Michael Shain / New York Post: Katie spoils replacement's debut party
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News: Katie Couric is ‘bringing her many talents’ to ABC
Phyllis Fine / MediaPost: Finally, Couric And ABC Sign Off On Talk-Show Deal
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Katie Couric Finally Picks a Job, for Chrissake
Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer: Katie Couric Lands At ABC: Official
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: ABC Announces Couric Show
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Couric Gets a Talk Show: Is She the Right Woman for the Right (Day)time?
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Katie Couric Move To ABC Expected To Be Announced Today
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: On Eve of ABC Announcement, Details of Negotiations Between Katie Couric and Networks Emerge
Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable: ABC Expected to Announce Couric Deal Monday
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Speakeasy: NBC Used Sentiment to Try and Lure Katie Couric Back
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: In Talks with NBC, Couric Demanded a 4 p.m. Guarantee at Stations
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Reports: Couric to announce ABC show today
Ebazilian / Adweek: The Saga of Katie Couric
Katie Couric Joins Disney/ABC for 2012 Talk Show; ABC News President Welcomes Couric to News Division — ABC News President Ben Sherwood sent the following email to ABC News staff: — I'm pleased to share important news: Anne Sweeney is announcing at this hour that Katie Couric will join …
Discussion: The Wrap, The Huffington Post, Adweek, Tower Ticker, Deadline.com, On Media's Blog, Company Town and National Review
Phil Rosenthal / Tower Ticker: Katie Couric's Disney-ABC deal gives her 3 p.m. WLS-Ch. 7 slot in fall '12
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com: ABC Announces Deal With Katie Couric, Her Syndicated Talk Show Gets 3 PM Slot in 2012
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Katie Couric joins ABC
Greg Pollowitz / National Review: Katie Couric to Host ABC Talkshow
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Apple Flatters Instapaper. Did It Kill It? … Instapaper developer Marco Arment, via Twitter, shortly after Apple announced “Reading List”, a new iOS 5 feature that appears to closely mirror the features in Arment's popular iOS app. The silver lining, per Arment: “At least they're hitting a lot of other apps too.
Discussion: Nieman Journalism Lab, paidContent, Betabeat, TechCrunch, @marcoarment and Pocket-lint, more at Techmeme »
Nieman Journalism Lab: Newsstand, Reader, iCloud: 3 takeaways for the news business from today's Apple announcement
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent: Apple Says Over 130 Million E-Books Downloaded, Up 30 Percent Since March
Ben Popper / Betabeat: Apple Eats the Ecosystem but Cuddles up to Twitter
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Live From Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote
Marco Arment / @marcoarment: S**t.
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint: Apple Mac OS X Lion: What's new?
iPhone Download Blog:
Newsstand Brings Newspapers and Magazines Directly to Your iPhone Courtesy of iOS 5 — The second big iOS 5 enhancement announced at the 2011 WWDC was none other than Newsstand — a method to directly access magazines and newspaper content from your iPhone.
Discussion: AllThingsD, Macgasm, TechCrunch, Ars Technica, MacStories, Cult of Mac, GigaOM, Gadget Lab, Digits, mocoNews, TiPb, FT Tech Hub, Gizmodo and BGR
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Apple: IOS 5 to Offer Improved Browsing, Notifications, Twitter Integration, 197 Other Features
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: The iPad is For Reading: Apple Will Introduce Its Own Newsstand In iOS 5
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica: Liveblog: WWDC 2011 keynote on June 6
Colleen Taylor / GigaOM: The WWDC 2011 keynote liveblog
Brian X. Chen / Gadget Lab: Apple Snips the Cord on iTunes, Reveals iCloud Strategy
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Live Blog: Apple's Unveiling of iCloud
Andrew Wray / TiPb: iOS 5 to include ‘Newsstand’ for magazines and newspaper
Richard Waters / FT Tech Hub: Apple: iCloud and more — Apple has already won approval …
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: iOS 5: The Top 10 New Features
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Apple iOS 5 is a monster: new notifications, Newsstand, Twitter, iMessage, more!
Debbie Galant / Baristanet:
Coffee With ... David Carr — In a town full of media stars, David Carr still stands out. Media columnist for The New York Times, Carr is also a prolific Tweeter with 324,431 followers and a Klout score of 66. In 2008, he came out with a memoir about his years as an alcoholic and drug addict …
Discussion: New York Magazine, The Wire, Talking Biz News and Poynter
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: David Carr to Bill Keller: Why Do You Want to Become the Conscience of the Media?
Noah Davis / The Wire: New New York Times Editor Not ‘Self Important’ Enough To Star In NYT Documentary
Chris Roush / Talking Biz News: Covering old media with new media
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Carr: ‘I am never ever embarrassed about Bill Keller’
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Roger Ailes Plays Nice — THE DAILY BEAST ON: — The Fox News honcho responds to a media drubbing. In the current issue of Newsweek, Howard Kurtz on the liberal antagonist's more complicated side. — Roger Ailes, the combative conservative behind Fox News, is sounding strangely reasonable these days …
Discussion: Adweek, Gawker, Yahoo! News, Hot Air, The Atlantic Wire, New York Magazine, FishbowlDC, Mediaite, The Daily Beast, TVNewser, The Huffington Post, The Wire, Guardian and The Daily Caller
Michael Wolff / Adweek: Missing Roger Ailes
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Roger Ailes pushes back on recent coverage
Allahpundit / Hot Air: Weiner to address media at 4 p.m. ET; Report: Weiner won't resign; Update: Breitbart takes …
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Roger Ailes: 'I'd Like to Hire Hillary Clinton. She Looks Unhappy'
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz Apologizes for ‘D-k’ Moment
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Roger Ailes Talks Palin, Weiner, And Explains Why Glenn Beck Is Out At Fox News
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Roger Ailes Responds to Critics in Newsweek
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Fox News Chief: I Want Hillary
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Roger Ailes Told FOX News To Leave Anthony Weiner Alone
Roy Greenslade / Guardian: Fox chief on Obama, Palin, Clinton - and the US ‘liberal propaganda machine’
Laura Donovan / The Daily Caller: Roger Ailes: 'I'd like to hire Hillary Clinton'
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
A Force Behind Lady Gaga Inc. — Soon after Apple started its music-centric social network Ping last year, Steven P. Jobs reached out to Lady Gaga and her business manager, Troy Carter, for feedback. — At the company's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif., Lady Gaga peppered Mr. Jobs …
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Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane
Ebazilian / Adweek: Lady Gaga: Silicon Valley Investor Backplane will help artists maintain an online presence By Emma Bazilian
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Music Edition
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt team up on social start-up
James Nixon / thinq_: Post Google, Schmidt goes Gaga
Media Buyer Planner: MTV Gives Strong Second-Screen Awards Night | Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt Invest in Music SocNet
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane [TechCrunch]
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Eric Schmidt Backs Display Ad Company Spongecell
Alex Weprin / TVNewser:
Ali Velshi to Anchor 5 AM Show on CNN — Exclusive: CNN is planning to launch a new 5 AM program to be anchored by Ali Velshi, sources familiar with the matter tell TVNewser. — A name and launch date have not been set, but it will likely launch at the end of June or early July.
Discussion: Inside Cable News
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Online Video Start-Ups Seek to Carve Out a Place Beside YouTube — CHICAGO — For many Internet users, YouTube is synonymous with online video. But Mike Michaud and several friends who live in suburban Chicago are trying to change that. — Mr. Michaud co-owns Channel Awesome …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, NYConvergence.com and SAI
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Online video start-ups seek niche beside YouTube
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: Blip.tv's Plan To Make The Big Bucks By Beating YouTube
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine:
Paul Begala to Join Newsweek — This week's Daily Intel-style Newsweek cover, in which Mitt Romney's head is Photoshopped onto the body of Elder Price from Book of Mormon. — Political commentator and Democratic strategist Paul Begala has joined Newsweek and Daily Beast as a columnist.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and mediabistro.com
Ujala Sehgal / FishbowlNY: Paul Begala Joins Newsweek as a Columnist
Advice From The Onion's Tech Team Hey editors, listen to your developers! By Erin Griffith — The Onion's tech team doesn't like Willy Wonka's model. — Too many publications approach their developers as though they were little more than Oompa Loompas, interchangeable drones …
Bill Keller: The Esquire Exit Interview, with Scott Raab — In Bill Keller's office at the New York Times Building, June 3, the day after he announced his retirement as executive editor. — SCOTT RAAB: Ready to share your dating tips now? — BILL KELLER: I don't have dating tips.
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Does Jill Abramson Have a Weird Accent?
Noah Davis / The Wire: BILL KELLER: Actually, I'm A ‘New-Media Pioneer’
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
PROFILE: NBC Chuck Todd's Solo Act — NBC News Political Director and Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd is a real charmer. In some respects. “You know, I'm never crazy about it to be honest,” he says at the onset of our phone interview late last week when I ask if he likes …
Huffington / @huffingtonpost:
LIVE VIDEO: Andrew Breitbart takes over at Anthony Weiner press conference http://huff.to/lgT8eD
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Adrian Chen / Gawker: Anthony Weiner Is Your New Topless Congressman
Andrew Breitbart / Big Government: Déjà Vu: Another Congressman Bares Naked Torso (and More) for Online Pal
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: Andrew Breitbart of Big Government Hijacks Anthony Weiner Press Conference
Jennifer Epstein / The Politico: Report: Shirtless Anthony Weiner photo sent
Jason Mcintyre / @thebiglead: Weiner said he's had “inappropriate communications” with women on twitter/facebook/email over the last 3 years. He's not resigning, though
Etan Horowitz / @etanowitz: Crazy that @twitter would lead to a Clinton-esque confession from a congressman. Surreal press conference on now.
Maggie Haberman / @maghabepolitico: Tweeps, this is a real Anthony Weiner presser. We were not punked into covering Breitbart
Erick Erickson / @ewerickson: I'm curious to see the newest Daily Kos theory explaining how Anthony Weiner's twitter stream was hacked by conservatives.
Anthony De Rosa / @antderosa: So did @RepWeiner set up this press conference or not?
@fishbowldc: Apparently @RepWeiner's people ran down hall to warn Weiner that Breitbart had hijacked his press conf.
John Koblin / @koblin: We are now 11 mins late on the Weiner presser! What happens when he comes out??
@fishbowldc: Who paid for this press conference and why was Breitbart allowed to take the podium? #weinergate
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: Fox News now carrying Breitbart live; CNN and MSNBC aren't
Andrea Stone / @andreastonez: Check out @HuffingtonPost: LIVE VIDEO: Andrew Breitbart takes over at Anthony Weiner press conference http://huff.to/lgT8eD
Joseph Weisenthal / @thestalwart: Andrew Breitbart = Genius. It figures, since he trained under the best, Matt Drudge. Has the student surpassed the master?
Lisa Desjardins / @lisadcnn: NOW - This is a twist: Andrew Breitbart at podium set up for Anthony Weiner. Blogger Breitbart calls it “coincidence” that he's there.
Sam Gustin / @samgustin: Just out of curiosity, how is it possible for some random (OK, not so random) dude to take over a US Congressman's presser?
Michael Calderone / @mlcalderone: NY1 isn't airing @AndrewBreitbart at podium — Errol Lewis says they're not “aiding and abetting these kind of pranks”
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Quora effect? Hacks/Hackers weighs the future of the niche Q&A — The broad goal of Hacks/Hackers is to connect journalists and programmers so they can learn from each other. So it made sense for the group to provide, in addition to in-person meetups and hackathons …
Matylda Czarnecka / Poynter:
7 reasons why journalists make good entrepreneurs — Recently, there has been an increase in journalists pursuing entrepreneurial opportunities. Some have gone in full-force and found ways to build their ideas, while others have hesitated, questioning whether their media background makes them suitable entrepreneurs.