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8:00 AM ET, May 3, 2013

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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 …
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Sharon Waxman / The Wrap:
CNN: Howard Kurtz and ‘Reliable Sources’ Under Review  —  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, a CNN spokeswoman told TheWrap on Thursday.
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 …
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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.
Nat Ives / AdAge:
New York Is Magazine of the Year at National Magazine Awards  —  Pitchfork Wins for General Excellence in Digital  —  New York magazine was named magazine of the year at the annual National Magazine Awards on Thursday night, taking home a prize only introduced in 2010 to honor brands that excel in both print and digital media.
Tara Conlan / Guardian:
BBC's troubled £133m digital video archive delays ‘tapeless’ future  —  Old-fashioned tape editing machines may have to be installed in Broadcasting House in specially-constructed refrigerated areas  —  A £133m digital video archive designed to ensure the redeveloped New Broadcasting House is …
Andrew Beaujon / Poynter:
New York Times experiments with Spanish-language version of story  —  Ginger Thompson's April 29 story about a former a drug war informer includes a button marked “Leer en Español” — a first for the newspaper, Veronica Villafañe writes.  —  Thompson's “stories on Latin America often …
Laura Hazard Owen / paidContent:
HarperCollins to launch digital-first mystery imprint, with monthly royalty payments  —  HarperCollins' William Morrow division will launch Witness, a digital-first imprint for mysteries and thrillers, this October, the company announced Tuesday.  Witness is part of HarperCollins' “Impulse” …
Emily Moore / Editors Weblog:
South Africa Secrecy Bill - ‘this fight is not over’  —  The ability of South African journalists to expose corruption and other criminal activities in their nation is under considerable threat following the passing of the Protection of State Information Bill last Thursday (25 April).
Amy Chozick / New York Times:
Bloomberg Pays Tribute to The Financial Times, Reigniting Speculation on a Bid  —  Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg on Wednesday night stoked speculation about his interest in acquiring The Financial Times at a breezy Upper East Side reception celebrating the newspaper's 125th anniversary.
Khalid Khattak / Wall Street Journal:
Report Finds Journalist Killings Go Unsolved  —  Governments around the world have failed to investigate and prosecute the killing of hundreds of journalists in recent years, a report by a nonprofit group said Thursday.  —  Nearly 1,000 journalists were killed in the two decades since 1992 …
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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 …
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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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