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3:01 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.
Katherine Fung / The Huffington Post:
Howard Kurtz: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’ For Jason Collins Piece  —  Howard Kurtz addressed his notorious error about Jason Collins, which led to his firing from the Daily Beast, on his CNN show “Reliable Sources” on Sunday.  —  Kurtz was fired from the Beast after he penned an erroneous column …
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
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.
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.
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 …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
How @breakingnews keeps news junkies current in a crisis  —  General manager Cory Bergman talks about his team's process, the Boston bombings, and the importance of the gut check  —  Lots of people follow @breakingnews on Twitter — the account and the website and mobile apps …
Jeffrey Hermes / Nieman Journalism Lab:
When the media — traditional or new — gets a suspect wrong, what are the legal ramifications?  —  Editor's note: Our friends at Harvard's Digital Media Law Project have taken a look at the legal implications of the sort of erroneous reporting — in both traditional and in social media …
Jeremy Wagstaff / Reuters:
In Malaysia, online election battles take a nasty turn  —  (Reuters) - Ahead of Malaysia's elections on Sunday, independent online media say they are being targeted in Internet attacks which filter content and throttle access to websites, threatening to deprive voters of their main source of independent reporting.
Discussion: Access Blog, GlobalPost and The Verge
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