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4:35 AM ET, April 27, 2011

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Alicia Dennis / People.com:
Katie Couric: I Am Leaving CBS Evening News  —  After weeks of widespread speculation about her future, Katie Couric is finally ready to go on the record.  —  “I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively.  “I'm really proud of the talented team …
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Bloomberg:
Couric Said to Weigh Move to ABC as CBS Anchor Job Ends
Jeff Bercovici / Mixed Media:
AOL's Patch Adding 8,000 Bloggers in ‘Full-On Course Correction’  —  Ah, memories.  Image via Wikipedia  —  Arianna Huffington must not be taking that class action lawsuit against her too seriously.  Not only is AOL's new content chief not cutting down on the use of unpaid bloggers, she's doubling down — literally.
Elliot Jay Stocks:
Adobe's Digital Publishing mistake  —  It's Easter Monday (a public holiday here in the UK) and I'm sitting outside in the garden, enjoying some much-needed downtime.  I've spent he last half hour or so casually flicking through the latest issue of MacUser magazine, which has a large feature …
Discussion: Boing Boing
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Village Voice taps Harry Siegel as metro columnist  —  The Village Voice has been without a metro columnist since the abrupt departure of longtime staffer Tom Robbins back in January.  —  Starting in June, however, a new name will appear where Robbins' once did on the the masthead …
Discussion: Runnin' Scared and FishbowlNY
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Breaking News on YouTube and the Emerging Role of the Citizen Editor/Curator  —  SAN BRUNO, CA — While YouTube is playing a unique role in providing raw video of the unrest in the Middle East to the Web, and to many of the the world's news organizations, the giant video site doesn't actually organize or vet video.
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
Tanzina Vega / Media Decoder:
Faced With Declines, McClatchy Weighs Digital Subscriptions  —  The newspaper industry continues to take a major hit as reflected by earnings reported on Tuesday by The McClatchy Company, the parent company to newspapers like The Kansas City Star, The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald.
Wall Street Journal:
Bondholders Can Sue Over Tribune  —  Tribune Co. bondholders were cleared to sue former shareholders in state courts in an attempt to claw back more than $8 billion the old investors received in the media conglomerate's ill-fated 2007 leveraged buyout.  —  The bondholders argue the deal …
Eric Athas / Nieman Journalism Lab:
The Pearl Project: Bringing colleges into the investigative ecosystem  —  Does a piece of the future of in-depth reporting include a pack of students, a couple of veteran journalists-turned-academics and some college credit?  At Georgetown University, Barbara Feinman Todd and Asra Q. Nomani believe …
Discussion: AOL News
Dan Rozek / Chicago Sun Times:
Lawyers in Island Lake trial subpoena newspaper to learn comment poster IDs  —  A suburban newspaper has been hit with an unusual subpoena seeking the identities of readers who have offered on-line comments about the pending trial of former Island Lake official Sharon Hyde.
Sam Greenhill / Daily Mail:
Gagging orders are out of control, says Andrew Marr as he abandons injunction over affair  —  Andrew Marr can today be revealed as one of the celebrities with a gagging order to hush up an extra-marital affair.  —  The 51-year-old BBC broadcaster becomes the first public figure voluntarily to admit trying to conceal his infidelity.
Betsy Rothstein / FishbowlDC:
Michael Kinsley Heads to Bloomberg View  —  New York Magazine National Affairs Correspondent John Heilemann released the tip just minutes ago of a possible job prospect for Bloomberg View.  He wrote, “Just ran into Mike Kinsley in lobby of offices of Bloomberg View, getting tour from DShipley.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
IAC Profits, Revenues Surge; Cites Reduced Losses At Daily Beast  —  IAC (NSDQ: IACI) turned in another solid quarter as revenues from search, dating site Match and local home improvement site ServiceMagic all rose in double digits.  Even the media segment, which absorbed Newsweek as part …
 
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Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Keith Olbermann's new show with a familiar name will premiere June 20 on Current TV
The Wire:
The Incredible Shrinking New York Times
Ivanoransky / Retraction Watch:
More details emerge on ScienceBlogs-National Geographic deal
Discussion: Crikey, Poynter, CJR and Pharyngula
Tim Carmody / Snarkmarket:
Why Not? An overdue advance story on the Nook Color
Discussion: Folio
Associated Press:
Public broadcasters gather in DC to discuss future
Joseph P. Kahn / Boston Globe:
‘Frontline’ team investigates its options for digital future
Discussion: Poynter and Free Press
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
‘Newsonomics’ Author Ken Doctor: ‘The Play Is for Tablets’
 Earlier Picks: 
Bradley Johnson / AdAge:
Tweet This: Agencies Get 28% of Revenue From Digital
Discussion: Folio
Robert Andrews / paidContent:UK:
The Times Gains New Subscribers With Groupon Discount
David Hirschman / Street Fight:
EveryBlock's Adrian Holovaty: Enabling Community Conversation
Discussion: Poynter
Julie Moos / Poynter:
The obligatory and the original: 3 things I learned from our week as Romenesko
Jay Rosen / Pressthink:
What I Think I Know About Journalism
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Andrew Phelps / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Slate rethinks aggregation (again) with a Slatest redesign
Discussion: Slate and eMedia Vitals