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1:45 PM ET, May 6, 2013

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Dan Kennedy / Media Nation:
The Knight Foundation's curious funding decisions  —  Among the odder aspects of Howard Kurtz's very bad week (as reported by Michael Calderone of the Huffington Post) is the revelation that Daily Download, the thoroughly mediocre (at best) website with which Kurtz is more or less associated …
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Howard Kurtz's Mea Culpa Isn't Good Enough  —  Merely repeating an apology and stressing one's sincerity is not a ticket back to play on the journalism field.  —  I wish I could say that Howard Kurtz's mea culpa on “Reliable Sources” was convincing.  But it wasn't.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Howard Kurtz Downplays Role At Daily Download  —  NEW YORK - On Sunday's “Reliable Sources,” CNN host and media critic Howard Kurtz apologized for falsely claiming that NBA player Jason Collins didn't reveal that he was once engaged to a woman when coming out last week in Sports Illustrated.
Leslie Kaufman / New York Times:
BuzzFeed Takes Steps to Expand Foreign News  —  BuzzFeed, the swiftly growing social news site, has decided it is time to move beyond top 10 lists, animal videos and political coverage.  It is going foreign.  —  The site recently posted a hiring notice for a foreign editor that said BuzzFeed wanted …
Discussion: FishbowlNY and @buzzfeedben
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
Who Will Run Al-Jazeera America?  Who's In, Who's Out, Who Passed (Exclusive)  —  The scoop on the leading candidates of the biggest new news network to hit cable  —  One of the biggest jobs in media is a new position and a high-risk opportunity: running Al Jazeera America.
David Carr / New York Times:
For Media Moguls, Paydays That Stand Out  —  What's the difference between a media mogul and a chief executive elsewhere in the business world?  About $10 million in compensation, give or take.  —  Leaders in other industries may be well paid, but as the accompanying chart shows, they earn far less than their media counterparts.
Discussion: The Newspaper Guild
Brett LoGiurato / Business Insider:
Journalists Get Beat Up And Threatened After Going To A Kentucky Town To Report On Guns  —  Reporters covering a horrific gun death in the small town of Burkesville, Ky., were rejected by the town's residents, some of whom threatened reporters with violence and ended up carrying out those threats.
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
The New York Times And Retro Report Look Back At Old News Stories  —  NEW YORK — On CBS, Dan Rather called the Mobro barge “the most-watched load of garbage in the memory of man.”  Over on NBC, Tom Brokaw described how the “homeless garbage barge” from Islip, N.Y., was refused entry in North Carolina …
Nellie Andreeva / Deadline.com:
CBS Corp In Talks To Take Full Control Of TVGuide.com, Acquiring Lionsgate's 50%  —  EXCLUSIVE: A month after CBS Corp acquired 50% of TV Guide, the company that encompasses TVGN (formerly TV Guide Network) and TVGuide.com, I hear CBS is in the process of taking full ownership of TVGuide.com.
Discussion: TVWeek.com
Dan Kennedy / Nieman Journalism Lab:
A community news co-op, aiming to build a replicable model, moves a step closer to reality  —  It was as incongruous a situation as I could imagine.  April 19 was one of the most gripping news days we have ever experienced in Massachusetts.  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the younger of the suspected marathon bombers, was in hiding.
Associated Press:
Buffett predicts 10 pct return on his newspapers  —  OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says Berkshire Hathaway shareholders should expect decent returns on the newspapers the company has bought in recent years.  —  But Buffett said at Saturday's meeting that he doesn't expect …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
Planet Money's crowdfunded T-shirt project surpasses goal by more than $200,000  —  Donors to Planet Money's crowdfunded project to report out the life of a T-shirt have contributed more than five times the amount of cash the program hoped to raise in a Kickstarter campaign.  In its pledge, the program says it will:
 
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