Articles about "Katie Couric"


AP-US-Rupert-Murdoch-Divorce

Rupert Murdoch bids on Time Warner

Good morning. Here are 10 media stories.… Read more

Tools:
4 Comments

Katie Couric on Te’o interview: ‘I think he was really telling the truth’

CBS New York | BuzzFeed
What am I going to do, strap a lie detector on this guy?” Katie Couric said to WFAN hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton Friday, while recapping her exclusive interview with former Notre Dame football player Manti Te’o.

“I mean, I think he was really telling the truth about most of the things we discussed,” she said.

I think that there was a lot of embarrassment and shame. I think he knows that he behaved in a way that raises a lot of questions. But I really don’t think he concocted this as a way to enhance his profile or make him look like a sympathetic, almost mythic character.

Read more
Tools:
0 Comments

In Te’o interview, Couric shows value of follow-up questions

“Good Morning America” | Yahoo | Poynter | Deadspin
Did Manti Te’o make a good damage-control decision when he decided to give his first big post-non-dead-girlfriend interview to Katie Couric? Far from it.

Christina Ng writes that Couric (who shares the same spokeperson as Te’o) found parts of Te’o’s story a little hard to swallow.… Read more

Tools:
4 Comments
katie_couric

Is it better to be the next Oprah than to try to be the next Cronkite?

Time.com | Hollywood Reporter | New York Times
James Poniewozik says the answer is certainly yes, “but is Katie Couric the one most likely to do that, to step in and capture the audience left behind by Oprah? I have my doubts.” Here’s why:

People like Oprah — true media phenomena — tend to make themselves in that mold by coming out of nowhere. Couric, on the other hand, already has a long-established image, one that arguably has taken some hits over five years struggling at CBS. That she got the show demonstrates that you can still cut a great deal by selling a network a known quantity, but my gut tells me that any “next Oprah” is more likely to be an unknown quantity.

Veteran TV analyst Andrew Tyndall says Couric’s deal with ABC makes sense. “She will likely find a more receptive showcase in daytime than under the constrained format of an evening newscast.”
“I’m thrilled and relieved it’s over,” Couric says of her job search
Sawyer, other ABC News talent welcome Couric to the teamRead more

Tools:
1 Comment
images-1

Silver’s advice to young journalists in the digital age

FiveThirtyEight
FiveThirtyEight.com founder and New York Times staffer Nate Silver delivered the Henry Pringle Lecture to Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism graduates last week. He told them:

* Read everything, including academic papers, which Silver says many journalists miss. Some 
academics 
don’t 
know
 how
 to
 write,
 but 
a 
few
 of 
them 
do,
 and 
there’s
 a 
lot 
of 
wisdom 
there
 once 
you 
get
 used
 to 
parsing
 through 
the language.
”

* Learn 
how
 to 
be
 entrepreneurial. It’s
 important 
to
 develop 
a 
sense
 of
 yourself
 as 
a
 brand
‐‐
don’t 
let
 yourself
 become
 defined
 too 
narrowly
 because 
that
 will 
limit
 your
 opportunities 
as
 your 
career
 evolves.
”

* Learn how to make an argument. “
The 
reader
 is
 going
 to
 be 
asking
 you
 to
 develop a hypothesis, weigh the evid
ence, and come to some conclusion about it — it’s really very much analogous to the scientific method. Good journalism has always done this — but now it needs to be done more explicitly.”

* Learn how to work with data and statistics. “Statistics, to anyone who knows anything about them, aren’t factoids — 4 out of 5 dentists agree that Colgate is the best toothpaste, Uganda is the 118th most populous country — but instead quanta of information that can be pieced together, just like all the other information that you collect as a journalist, to help you write stories and inform others about the world.

Read more
Tools:
1 Comment

Couric moves closer to talk show deal with Disney

Wall Street Journal (subscription required)
Disney Co.’s ABC is talking to Katie Couric about doing a syndicated talk show that would launch in the fall of 2012, and having a role within ABC News. Sam Schechner writes:

In the deal under consideration, Ms. Couric would own her syndicated show, and Disney would pay upwards of $20 million as an advance, people familiar with the talks said, with the overall amount determined by the show’s performance. As part of the deal, ABC could clear an hour of time between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in the afternoon on its own stations, one of the people said.

One wildcard is CBS, which had been a strong contender to land Ms. Couric’s daytime show, while keeping her involved in some capacity at CBS News. CBS yanked its offer to Ms. Couric in recent weeks, according to people familiar with the matter, but the network retains the right to match outside offers until Ms. Couric’s existing CBS contract runs out around the beginning of June. So far, it has not waived that right, people familiar with the matter said.

TMZ.com reported Thursday that under the deal that’s in the final stages, Couric would do specials for “20/20,” and do a significant amount of fill-in work — including anchoring.… Read more

Tools:
0 Comments
couric

Couric: ‘I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News’

People.com
The least surprising news of the day? “Why did she tell People magazine and not CBS?” tweets Eric Deggans. || James Poniewozik: “Anchoring The CBS Evening News may have been a temporary step back for Couric between one highly influential TV job (hosting Today) and another (starring in a talk show).”
From Bill Carter‘s New York Times report:

One representative of Ms. Couric said Tuesday that no deal has been agreed to with any network but acknowledged a shift toward ABC, saying, “ABC is a contender.”

> Earlier from Couric: I’m not sure there will be an evening newscast in the futureRead more

Tools:
0 Comments
abc_news_logo

Couric move to ABC News ‘a distinct possibility’

TV Guide
There’s still an offer on the table for Katie Couric to stay at CBS with a syndicated talk show and a “60 Minutes” role, reports Stephen Battaglio, but ABC has made a big push for a Couric talk show and even wider exposure across its network news platforms. Battaglio continues:

Sources say CBS News insiders initially accepted the idea of having Couric keep a role in the division, but have grown weary with the drawn-out negotiation process. “They are ready to wish her well,” says one person close to the talks.

Ellen Gray writes today: “Couric never needed that [CBS] job and that job never needed her, either”

Barbara Walters said to be “really worked up” over possibility of Couric daytime showRead more

Tools:
2 Comments

Couric expected to announce this week she’s leaving ‘CBS Evening News’

New York Times
CBS will announce Katie Couric‘s successor — expected to be Scott Pelley — during the first week of May, reports Brian Stelter. “Privately, some at CBS complained about the public uncertainty surrounding the ‘CBS Evening News,’” he writes. “But the exit plan will begin to clear the air.” Back in 2005, Couric was called “CBS’s best shot, its only shot, and its long shot” at winning the evening news ratings race.

Howard Kurtz writes at Newsweek.com:

Having observed her over the years, one senses that Couric feels liberated in leaving a job that utilized only part of her emotional palette. She’s a bit bruised by the experience, but ready to bandage her wounds and try on a brighter wardrobe.

Read more
Tools:
1 Comment
Unknown-1

Watching Couric shill her book on morning TV is ‘equally symbolic and disturbing’

Los Angeles Times

“There is a breathtaking aspect to watching Katie Couric work this moment, nodding vehemently as if her words weren’t seven varieties of vague, smiling as sweetly as Scarlett O’Hara at the Twelve Oaks barbeque while the morning anchors try to get a straight answer out of her,” writes Mary McNamara.… Read more

Tools:
1 Comment