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5:15 PM ET, June 6, 2011

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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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ABCNEWS:
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 …
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.
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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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Chris Cuomo / ABCNEWS:
Rep. Anthony Weiner: ‘The Picture Was of Me and I Sent It’  —  Rep. Anthony Weiner of New York said today he has engaged in “several inappropriate” electronic relationships with six women over three years, and that he has publicly lied about a photo of himself sent over Twitter to a college student in Seattle over a week ago.
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Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared:
Andrew Breitbart of Big Government Hijacks Anthony Weiner Press Conference  —  ​Media gathered at the Sheraton hotel in New York City on Monday afternoon to hear Anthony Weiner explain today's onslaught of embarrassment, but got another circus instead.
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 …
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
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
Adweek:
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 …
Esquire:
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.
Discussion: Gawker and The Wire
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 …
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.
 
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