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, New York Magazine, Mediaite, The Atlantic Wire, TVNewser, FishbowlDC, The Wire, The Daily Beast, Guardian and The Huffington Post
Michael Wolff / Adweek: Missing Roger Ailes
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: Roger Ailes: 'I'd Like to Hire Hillary Clinton. She Looks Unhappy'
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
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz Apologizes for ‘D-k’ Moment
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
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, Media Buyer Planner, thinq_, Stowe Boyd, WebProNews 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
Media Buyer Planner: MTV Gives Strong Second-Screen Awards Night | Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt Invest in Music SocNet
James Nixon / thinq_: Schmidt, Lady Gaga team up to back social startup
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Eric Schmidt Backs Display Ad Company Spongecell
Peter / Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane [TechCrunch]
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 …
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Carr: ‘I am never ever embarrassed about Bill Keller’
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: New York Post, Speakeasy, Broadcasting & Cable, TVNewser, Mediaite, The Atlantic Wire, Gawker, On Media's Blog, TVSpy, Adweek, ShortFormBlog and PopEater
Michael Shain / New York Post: Katie spoils replacement's debut party
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Speakeasy: NBC Used Sentiment to Try and Lure Katie Couric Back
Paige Albiniak / Broadcasting & Cable: ABC Expected to Announce Couric Deal Monday
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
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Reports: Couric to announce ABC show today
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: In Talks with NBC, Couric Demanded a 4 p.m. Guarantee at Stations
Ebazilian / Adweek: The Saga of Katie Couric
ShortFormBlog: The New York Times' piece on Katie Couric going to ABC has one genuine gem in it, and it involves Jeff Zucker.
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
Missing faith: Getting religion in the newsroom — Selling heaven wasn't easy. — But in early 2005, ABC News producer Rob Wallace knew he had the perfect subject for a Barbara Walters television special. His idea was to examine the effect of belief in heaven on the way people lived their lives.
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
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.
Ellie Behling / eMedia Vitals:
Boston.com joins news sites tackling local deals space — Watch out Groupon; media are guarding their turf in local advertising with group-buying deals platforms of their own. — Boston.com, the homepage for The Boston Globe, is one of the latest local publishers attracted to the commerce space.
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 …