3:16 pm Sep. 10, 2012
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Remember those three or so years when it seemed like every week there was a new report about whether or not Katie Couric was going to leave CBS News and where she might end up if the "sources close to Couric" who were breathlessly fueling the contract-renewal speculation were to be believed?
All of that basically led up to ... right now: We're a few minutes into the debut of Couric's new syndicated talk show, "Katie."
"When anyone asks me if I'm the new Oprah, I tell them I'm the old Katie," she told The Wall Street Journal last week during her epic press tour promoting the broadcast. "Oprah did an amazing job, but I'm my own person, with my own life experiences."
Couric was hustling on Twitter, too, in the hours leading up to this afternoon's big premiere.
We'll be watching! Check back later for our own assessment of the show.
In other news...
Peter Kafka has more on Lerer Ventures' NowThis News. [AllThingsD]
Roger Hodge, formerly of Harper's, is the new editor of The Oxford American. [NYT/Media Decoder]
David Carr on the support model for journalistic innovation. [The New York Times]
Marc Ambinder has landed at The Week with a new blog. [The Compass]
The Roll Call /CQ merger will be complete by Nov. 13. [NYT/Media Decoder]
DNC redux: CNN Grill vs. The Ritz. [W.W.D.]
Local journalism startup Narratively surpassed its $50,000 Kickstarter goal. [journalism.co.uk]
The price tage of Variety has fallen below $30 million and the owner of Deadline.com is a likely winner in the bidding content. [New York Post]
A college, newspaper and public radio station are conducting an "experiment" to "save local journalism" by combining resources. [The New York Times]
Three Newhouse papers in South Jersey are merging. [nj.com]
Glamour's new ad campaign. [The New York Times]
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