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.
Dylan Stableford / Yahoo! News: Katie Couric is ‘bringing her many talents’ to ABC
Michael Shain / New York Post: Katie spoils replacement's debut party
Daniel D'Addario / New York Observer: Katie Couric Lands At ABC: Official
Chris Rovzar / New York Magazine: ABC Announces Couric Show
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
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.
Keach Hagey / On Media's Blog: Reports: Couric to announce ABC show today
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: ABC Announces Deal with Couric that Includes O&Os' 3 p.m. Time Slot
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: Deadline.com, The Huffington Post and On Media's Blog
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, Yahoo! News, New York Magazine, Mediaite, The Atlantic Wire, TVNewser, The Wire, FishbowlDC, The Daily Beast, Guardian, The Huffington Post and The Daily Caller
Michael Wolff / Adweek: Missing Roger Ailes
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: Roger Ailes pushes back on recent coverage
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
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Roger Ailes Told FOX News To Leave Anthony Weiner Alone
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC: Kurtz Apologizes for ‘D-k’ Moment
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
Laura Donovan / The Daily Caller: Roger Ailes: 'I'd like to hire Hillary Clinton'
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: The Wire, The Wire, Talking Biz News and Poynter
Noah Davis / The Wire: BILL KELLER: Actually, I'm A ‘New-Media Pioneer’
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’
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: Adweek, TechCrunch, CNET News, Betabeat, Media Buyer Planner, Stowe Boyd, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, thinq_ and WebProNews, more at Techmeme »
Ebazilian / Adweek: Lady Gaga: Silicon Valley Investor Backplane will help artists maintain an online presence By Emma Bazilian
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt And Others Invest Over $1M In Backplane
Don Reisinger / CNET News: Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt team up on social start-up
Dan Duray / Betabeat: Booting Up: Music Edition
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]
James Nixon / thinq_: Schmidt, Lady Gaga team up to back social startup
Chris Crum / WebProNews: Eric Schmidt Backs Display Ad Company Spongecell
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 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
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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.
Newsprint has a future - Google exec — Newspapers won't die out, but publishers need to recognise that they are in the journalism business, not the newsprint business, and must embrace a range of news delivery vehicles. — That's the view of Peter Barron, Google's director of external affairs for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.