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, The Huffington Post, Guardian 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
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Fox News Chief: I Want Hillary
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'
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: Yahoo! News, New York Post, New York Observer, New York Magazine, Speakeasy, Broadcasting & Cable, TVNewser, Mediaite, The Atlantic Wire, Gawker, TVSpy, On Media's Blog, Adweek and PopEater
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
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
Andrew Gauthier / TVSpy: ABC Announces Deal with Couric that Includes O&Os' 3 p.m. Time Slot
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, Deadline.com, The Huffington Post and On Media's Blog
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
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: TechCrunch and @marcoarment, more at Techmeme »
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch: Live From Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote
Marco Arment / @marcoarment: S**t.
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: MacStories, AllThingsD, mocoNews, TiPb, Cult of Mac, FT Tech Hub, BGR, Gizmodo and Digits, more at Techmeme »
Ina Fried / AllThingsD: Apple: iOS 5 to Offer Improved Browsing, Notifications, Twitter Integration, 197 Other Features
Tom Krazit / mocoNews: @ WWDC 2011: Apple's Jobs introduces 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 …
Jonathan S. Geller / BGR: Apple iOS 5 is a monster: new notifications, Newsstand, Twitter, iMessage, more!
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo: iOS 5: The Top 10 New Features
Jennifer Valentino-DeVries / Digits: Live Blog: Apple's Unveiling of the iCloud
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, Stowe Boyd, Peter O'Kelly's Reality Check, thinq_, Media Buyer Planner 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
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
Media Buyer Planner: MTV Gives Strong Second-Screen Awards Night | Lady Gaga, Eric Schmidt Invest in Music SocNet
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
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.
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.
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 …
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ex-Clear Channel Digital Head Evan Harrison Lands At Billboard Giant Van Wagner — Evan Harrison, who left his post running digital for Clear Channel Radio in March, has a new job. He's now chief creative officer at Van Wagner, the privately held billboard giant.