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8:35 AM ET, May 6, 2013


 Top News: 
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.
Lauren Ashburn / Daily Download:
Daily Download Retraction and Apology  —  In a regular Daily Download feature where Howard Kurtz and I comment on the day's media news, Howard Kurtz made a mistake.  And so did I.  —  Kurtz said that Jason Collins, in a Sports Illustrated article about his sexual orientation, did not disclose that he had been engaged.
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 …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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: @buzzfeedben
Margaret Sullivan / New York Times:
Repairing the Credibility Cracks  —  THE scandal that exploded 10 years ago last week was epic, as world-class as the newspaper where it happened.  —  Jayson Blair, a young Times reporter, lied and faked and cheated his way through story after story — scores of them, for years.
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.
Steven Morris / Guardian:
BSkyB executive Nicholas Milligan named as Padstow speedboat accident victim  —  Father killed in accident in Cornwall named by police as Nicholas Milligan, a senior executive with BSkyB and Channel 5 founder  —  The father killed in a speedboat accident in Padstow, Cornwall …
Lauren Indvik / Mashable:
How Hearst Nabbed 1 Million Tablet Subscribers  —  In November 2011, Hearst President David Carey predicted that more than 1 million people would subscribe to its tablet editions by the end of 2012.  It was a somewhat bold prediction — at the time only 400,000 people were subscribing …
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The Comment Paradox  —  Everybody hates comments.  Yet they're more popular than ever.  —  Via:  —  Online, comments have never been more popular or more maligned.  Just this week Sports Illustrated had to turn off commenting on Jason Collins' coming-out piece.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Rem Rieder / American Journalism Review:
Back to Work  —  Peter Kovacs, who lost his managing editor position when New Orleans' Times-Picayune abandoned daily publishing, takes the helm as editor of the Advocate in Baton Rouge.  He talks about plans to augment the paper's New Orleans presence and beef up its enterprise reporting.Thu., May 2, 2013.
Brian Veseling / Editors Weblog:
Citizen journalism platform Groundviews thrives in Sri Lanka  —  In 2006, journalist Sanjana Hattotuwa created, an influential website based in Sri Lanka intended as a “safe space for debate and discussion” during and after Sri Lanka's long civil war, where people could write freely …
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.
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