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, Mediaite, The Atlantic Wire, FishbowlDC, TVNewser, The Wire, Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Daily Beast
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Roger Ailes Talks Palin, Weiner, And Explains Why Glenn Beck Is Out At Fox News
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz Apologizes for ‘D-k’ Moment
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: Roger Ailes Responds to Critics in Newsweek
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’
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Fox News Chief: I Want Hillary
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.
Discussion: TVNewser, Mediaite, The Atlantic Wire, Gawker, ShortFormBlog and PopEater
Alex Weprin / TVNewser: On Eve of ABC Announcement, Details of Negotiations Between Katie Couric and Networks Emerge
Mark Joyella / Mediaite: Katie Couric Move To ABC Expected To Be Announced Today
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: Katie Couric Finally Picks a Job, for Chrissake
ShortFormBlog: The New York Times' piece on Katie Couric going to ABC has one genuine gem in it, and it involves Jeff Zucker.
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 …
Discussion: Betabeat, CNET News, TechCrunch and Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, more at Techmeme »
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Music Edition
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt team up on social start-up
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane [TechCrunch]
Huffington Post Takes ‘Top Talent’ from NYT and BBC — On Monday, the Huffington Post will formally announce two recent additions to its team from the New York Times and the BBC that, executives say, confirm Huffpo's ability to attract top talent. — Jason Fields, former head of User Experience …
Discussion: Poynter and Jon Slattery
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Another NYT employee jumps to AOL Huffington Post
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
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Online video start-ups seek niche beside YouTube
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Analyzing the metered model — The metered model deserves a closer look. One the dirtiest little secrets of the online media business is the actual number of truly loyal readers — as opposed to fly-bys. No one really wants to know (let alone let anyone else know).
Discussion: eMedia Vitals, Guardian and Future of Journalism
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Analyzing the metered model
Frédéric Filloux / Guardian: Paywalls: analysing the metered model
Steffen Konrath / Future of Journalism: New York Times et.al. - Analyzing the metered model
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
Is YouTube Killing Music Piracy? — The music industry has witnessed some dramatic changes in recent years, even when piracy is left out of the picture. In just a decade the Internet and the MP3 revolution have redefined people's music consumption habits.
Michael Learmonth / AdAge:
Penry Price to Leave Google for Startup Media6Degrees — Google's Best-Known Sales Exec and Onetime Deputy to Tim Armstrong Leaves After Seven Years — Penry Price, one of Google's best-known sales executives, is leaving the company after seven years to join startup Media6Degrees as president.
Discussion: AdExchanger.com and Future of Journalism
John Koblin / WWD:
Glamour Magazine Off to a Bumpy Start in 2011 — Cindi Leive's Glamour has gotten off to a bumpy start in 2011. Condé Nast's cash cow has dropped 17 percent off newsstand sales through the first four months of the year, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations Rapid Report.
Ebazilian / Adweek: Glamour's Newsstand Woes
Emily Steel / Wall Street Journal:
Pulling Out Weeds Online — As Digital-Ad Techniques Proliferate, Specialists Aim to Simplify the Landscape — Seeking to milk the huge growth in online advertising, a rush of technology firms have emerged in recent years pitching an array of techniques for buying, targeting and measuring digital ads.
Lucia Moses / Adweek:
Tabloid King Spills His Guts! — David Perel is stretched out on the couch in a conference room in the Manhattan headquarters of American Media Inc., the parent company of the celebrity magazine Star, where he's just taken over as editor. It's a rare slow news day for him …
Staci D. Kramer / paidContent:
Yahoo's Levinsohn: 'I'm Not Crazy' — Three Junes ago, Ross Levinsohn and his investment partner Jon Miller were caught up in the drama of Yahoo as Microsoft (NSDQ: MSFT) tried to acquire the company. Their names, individually and separately, were bandied about as possible board members or candidates to run Yahoo (NSDQ: YHOO).
Liz Shannon Miller / GigaOM:
How Do You Measure the Value of a Branded Web Series? — In the web series world, creators often rely on brands to get their content funded. The level of branding in a series varies wildly, from characters on The Guild occasionally using Sprint phones to Illeana Douglas working at an Ikea …