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9:20 AM ET, May 6, 2013

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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.
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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 …
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.
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
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.
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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 …
Taylor Berman / Gawker:
Rush Limbaugh Threatens to Leave Network Over Blame for Poor Ad Sales  —  Penis scientist Rush Limbaugh is reportedly upset with executives at his flagship station WABC and its parent company, Cumulus.  He's so mad, in fact, that's he's reportedly threatening to leave the company.  Why?
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 …
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.
Charlie Warzel / BuzzFeed:
The Comment Paradox  —  Everybody hates comments.  Yet they're more popular than ever.  —  Via: static.blog.chartbeat.com  —  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.
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