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5:15 PM ET, April 11, 2011

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Bill Carter / New York Times:
After a Rocky Five Years, Talk of Couric Parting With CBS  —  For Katie Couric, the offer in 2006 to become the anchor of “CBS Evening News” came with another incentive, one she prized almost as highly, according to two of her friends: the chance to report for “60 Minutes,” …
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Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Front-Runner for CBS Anchor Is ‘60 Minutes’ Reporter  —  Growing up, Scott Pelley's journalistic dream was very specific: he wanted to work at “60 Minutes,” which was and is the nation's pre-eminent television newsmagazine.  —  He checked all the television correspondent boxes — wars …
Discussion: Yahoo! News
Josh Constine / Inside Facebook:
Facebook for Journalists: More Work Than Twitter, but With a Bigger Payout  —  Last week, Facebook launched a Page called Journalists on Facebook in an effort to encourage the news community to use the site's Page feature as a distribution and research tool.
Keach Hagey / The Politico:
Jonathan Alter out at Newsweek  —  The final member of the “Newsweek Six” has left the building.  —  Jonathan Alter, the only remaining member of the gang of television-loving newsweekly scribes so dubbed by Slate's Jack Shafer, is no longer with the publication.
News of the World:
News International statement: News of the World says sorry  —  ON Friday our parent company News International issued an important statement regarding voicemail interception at the News of the World between 2004 to 2006.  —  It said that following an extensive internal investigation …
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Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
Tessa Jowell phone-hacking admission changes everything
Discussion: Journalism.co.uk and The Wire
Stuart Elliott / Media Decoder:
Consolidation of Trade Publications Nears  —  The long-planned consolidation of three familiar trade publications into one is beginning at Prometheus Global Media.  —  Monday brought the final issues of two publications, Brandweek and Mediaweek, which have been published along with their sibling, Adweek, for almost 10 years.
Discussion: The Wire
David Kaplan / paidContent:
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Launches iPad App With Monthly Subscription Plan  —  Bloomberg BusinessWeek could not have picked a better time to launch its iPad app.  A year after a major overhaul following the sale from McGraw Hill, the latest Publishers Information Bureau figures had BBW's ad pages up 49 percent …
David Carr / New York Times:
At Gannett, Furloughs but Nice Paydays for Brass  —  Just in case Gannett employees thought 2011 might bring better news after years of layoffs and furloughs, the year was just four days old when a note landed in the in-box of people who work for the community news division saying, once again …
Simon / Bloggasm:
The New Yorker allows Facebook fans access to its paywall content  —  Though some of the articles published in The New Yorker each week are free, it still shelves many of them behind a paywall.  But on my Facebook news feed I just caught a glimpse of a new roll-out from the magazine: web content only available on its Facebook page:
Lewis DVorkin / The Copy Box:
Forbes Update: Re-Imagining a Magazine as Digital Media Marches On  —  How do you re-architect a magazine like Forbes in a digital era?  What's the right content creation model to produce 22 issues a year?  How should a print product relate to a Web site, or tablet apps, or other digital products?
Discussion: Talking Biz News, Thanks:taylorbuley
Alex Mindlin / New York Times:
More Media Time, on Various Screens  —  Americans are spending about 20 percent more time consuming radio, television and the Internet than they were a decade ago, according to a survey by two media measurement firms.  —  That jump reflects in part a rise by 26 percentage points in the number of Americans with access to the Internet.
Discussion: TVWeek.com and Noted
Josh Tapper / Nieman Journalism Lab:
How Russia's top journalism school is revamping its curriculum to create a new culture of press freedom  —  The limitations on press freedom in Russia have been well-documented.  With the Kremlin holding a stake in each of the country's six national television stations …
Damon Kiesow / Poynter:
Bing's new iPad app is a newspaper in disguise  —  Microsoft's new Bing iPad app, released Thursday, does more than search — it begins to remake the newspaper experience in digital form.  —  The app is not being marketed as a news platform, but journalists should consider it one because it offers …
Thanks:dkiesow
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Dan Abrams Hires Peter Lauria For Mogulite  —  Peter Lauria, who's covered his share of media moguls for the New York Post and the Daily Beast, is joining the soon-to-be-launched Mogulite as consulting editor.  —  Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein once jokingly dubbed Lauria the “No. 1 bastard” he knows.
Discussion: mediabistro.com and FishbowlNY
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Turner Experiments With Building a Smarter Ad for Its Cable Networks  —  Invests in Tech to Allow Spots Thematically Tied to Shows on TBS, TNT, Tru  —  Time Warner's cable outlets are trying to stitch together the gaps between TV shows and the commercials that support them.
Discussion: MediaPost
Adam Hochberg / Poynter:
Twitpic, Flickr use by eyewitnesses raises questions for news orgs about image rights, compensation  —  When a Southwest Airlines 737 developed a six-foot hole in the fuselage in mid-air recently, some passengers screamed, others prayed.  —  Shawna Malvini Redden tweeted.
The Wrap:
Viacom's Philippe Dauman Is America's Top-Paid CEO, Report Says  —  Recession?  What recession?  A New York Times ranking of the top-paid CEOs says media-conglomerate chief made $84.5 million in just 9 months last year
Discussion: MediaPost
Om Malik / GigaOM:
Will iPad & Tablets Be Our Sunday Paper?  —  From Rupert Murdoch's The Daily to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, it seems more and more newspapers are turning to iPads and other tablets in an effort to capture a fraction of our daily attention.
Jim O'Neill / Online Video News:
Ooyala launches Ooyala Everywhere, Ooyala Personal Playback  —  White label online video platform Ooyala is rolling out a suite of services designed to help content creators and distributors deliver rich, personalized viewing experiences directly to consumers, helping to bring more premium …
Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner Eyes Headquarters Move  —  Time Warner Inc. is considering moving its headquarters to Manhattan's far West Side as Related Cos. tries to kick-start its $15 billion Hudson Yards development planned there, people familiar with the matter said.  —  The talks are in preliminary stages and could fizzle.
Discussion: FishbowlNY and New York Observer
Max Fisher / The Atlantic Online:
Detained Journalists Thought to Be Held in Tripoli Jail  —  A group of journalists who were detained by Libyan troops on Tuesday are now believed to be in a government detention center in Tripoli.  They were last seen in the facility on Thursday, The Atlantic has learned, where they were being treated well by government captors.
The Wrap:
Mark Burnett, Hearst Announce Joint Venture  —  Hearst and Mark Burnett announced a media, production and events-based joint venture Monday that will focus on media content, producing events around it, and spinning off television shows and other programming based on Hearst brands.
Ken Doctor / Newsonomics:
Nine Questions on Gannett Branding, Patch Widgeting, Stewart Becking, Bloomberg Viewing and Sunday Selling  —  As mid-April approaches and with it more year-over-year revenue declines, we'll need something to take our minds off the depressing numbers.  Out of the chaos, here's nine questions on the state of the current art:
Discussion: Poynter and Gannett Blog
 
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