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8:25 PM ET, May 2, 2013


 Top News: 
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
After an embarrassing error, media wag Howard Kurtz and Tina Brown ‘part company’  —  “The Daily Beast and Howard Kurtz have parted company” were the words used by Daily Beast founding editor Tina Brown in a statement to Politico's Dylan Byers.  —  The news about her putative Washington bureau chief …
Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
CNN: Howard Kurtz and ‘Reliable Sources’ Under Review (Exclusive)  —  The media critic, fired from The Daily Beast, is now under review with his CNN bosses  —  Howard Kurtz and his weekly “Reliable Sources” media talk show are under review after his firing from The Daily Beast over erroneous reporting …
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Howard Kurtz's Daily Download Connection Raises Questions
Mackenzie Weinger / Politico:
Al Jazeera America to open Detroit bureau  —  Al Jazeera America will open a Detroit bureau ahead of the channel's launch later this year, the network announced on Thursday.  —  The Detroit bureau for Al Jazeera America, which will replace Current TV, will focus on “telling the stories …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
The first 12 Al Jazeera America bureaus  —  Al Jazeera executives have been touring the country and rolling out announcements of new bureaus ahead of Al Jazeera America's launch later this year.  First it was a bureau in Chicago, today it is a bureau in Detroit.
Committee to Protect Journalists:
Getting Away With Murder  —  CPJ's 2013 Impunity Index spotlights countries where journalists are slain and the killers go free  —  Rocked by militants in the north and politically inspired aggression nationwide, Nigeria has become one of the worst nations in the world for deadly …
Khalid Khattak / Wall Street Journal:   Report Finds Journalist Killings Go Unsolved
Ann Friedman / Columbia Journalism Review:
Branded but ‘independent’ media  —  The pros and cons of trying to do real journalism at a non-media company  —  Jessica Bennett worked for seven years at journalistic stalwarts like The Boston Globe, the Village Voice, and Newsweek.  But after years of sleeping on couches when she went …
Discussion: The Dish
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Cablevision Picks Up Glenn Beck's Internet Channel  —  Glenn Beck's Internet channel TheBlaze has been picked up by the cable system operated by Cablevision, giving Mr. Beck television distribution in the New York metropolitan area for the first time since he left Fox News in 2011.
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
Former Federated Media CEO Deanna Brown joins Byliner as president  —  E-singles startup Byliner has a new president: Deanna Brown, who was previously the CEO of Federated Media and before that held executive roles at Scripps, Yahoo and AOL.  She also founded and Gaming Industry News and cofounded CondéNet.
Aswini Anburajan / BuzzFeed:
Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?  —  Traffic from Google to digital publishers dropped 30% over the past eight months.  —  Referrals from Facebook and Google to publishers on the BuzzFeed Network  —  Search traffic to publishers has taken a dive in the last eight months …
Ayako Mie / Japan Times:
Huffington Post looks to weave new Web in Japan  —  The Japanese version of the Huffington Post will offer a website that spurs more interaction between the media and the public and empower Generation Y, the children of the baby boomers, said Shigeki Matsuura, editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Japan …
Discussion: Beet.TV
Erik Holm / MoneyBeat:
Warren Buffett Joins Twitter … Pigs aren't flying, lambs aren't lying down with lions, and hell isn't getting any cooler.  But Warren Buffett is joining Twitter. … Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. who once admitted he didn't know how to check his voicemail …
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Christine Haughney / New York Times:
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Jack Coyle / Associated Press:
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Glen Keogh / Mancunian Matters:
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 Earlier Picks: 
Loek Essers / PC World:
Belgian ISPs sued for providing Internet access without paying copyright levies
Discussion: Plagiarism Today
Roy Greenslade / Guardian:
Evgeny Lebedev gives a platform to journalists facing danger
The Wrap:
Peter Levinsohn Named President and Chief Distribution Officer of Universal
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Variety
Ben Adler / Columbia Journalism Review:
Streams of consciousness  —  Millennials expect a steady diet …