Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
How the Bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out — The terse announcement came just after 9:45 p.m. Sunday from Dan Pfeiffer, the White House communications director. “POTUS to address the nation tonight at 10:30 PM Eastern Time,” he wrote on Twitter, sharing the same message that had just been transmitted to the White House press corps.
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Lawrence Wright / News Desk: Bin Laden: Hey, Hey Goodbye
The White House: Press Briefing by Senior Administration Officials on the Killing of Osama bin Laden
Frances Martel / Mediaite: President Obama Announces Death Of Osama Bin Laden: ‘Justice Has Been Done’
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Osama Bin Laden
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com: Pair Of Hunt For Bin Laden Projects Could Be Timeliest Movies In Hollywood Now
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Twitter delivers news of bin Laden's death first
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Morning Shows Cover Death of Bin Laden
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS: Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy Seals In Firefight
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: bin Laden, dead at last
Stacey Higginbotham / Free Press: Stages of News in a Twitter and Facebook Era
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Internet buzzes with news of bin Laden's death
Nicholas Kristof / Nicholas D. Kristof: After Osama Bin Laden...
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports
Jason Tomassini / City Room: Morning Buzz | Celebration, and Vigilance, After bin Laden's Death
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: The 7 Stages of News in a Twitter and Facebook Era
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Live-Blogging: The Arc Of Justice
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Tech readers swept up in web buzz around Osama bin Laden takedown
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast: Obama Confirms Osama Bin Laden's Death
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: How Osama Bin Laden Was Found
David Remnick / News Desk: Obama and Osama — As a fledgling politician in Chicago …
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Osama bin Laden dead
Jon Friedman / MarketWatch: Media excelled in coverage of bin Laden death
Frances Martel / Mediaite: Was CNN's John King A Little... ‘Tired’ Delivering Bin Laden News?
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: U.S. Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Osama bin Laden news brings down CNN's mobile site
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo: Statement from Fmr. Prez Bush
MG Siegler / @parislemon: Wikipedia is listing April 24 as the date of death. If that's true, the update speed there will continue to amaze. http://t.co/rSYHkMP
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: BIG F***ING DEAL: White House Sent A 3-Word Email Notifying Networks There Was Huge News Coming
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT: No honorific for Bin Laden — Times staffers received this memo early Monday morning: — From: Jolly, Tom — To: — At Jill and Bill's request, we dropped the honorific for Bin Laden. — Without a “Mr.” in front of his name, it was decided that we should capitalize the “B” in Bin Laden on second references.
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Greg Mitchell / The Nation: Blogging the Media Coverage of Death of Bin Laden
David Carr / @carr2n: After dropping the “Mr.” for Bin Laden, can think of other honorifics that would fit, but wouldn't get past the desk. http://bit.ly/imKPzp
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The New York Times Gives Up on Objectivity
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Newspaper front pages capture elation, relief that Osama bin Laden was captured, killed — Nearly 10 years after the September 11 attacks planned by Osama bin Laden, the terrorist leader was captured and killed by American forces. The word first spread on Twitter, then on network and cable news.
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC: Mike Huckabee: ‘Welcome To Hell’, Bin Laden
Michael Calderone / The Huffington Post:
Media Scrambles To Cover Bin Laden News — NEW YORK âÂ" White House reporters sharing a laugh with President Obama on Saturday night found themselves racing online and soberly appearing on camera 24 hours later to cover an East Room statement that will go down in history: Osama bin Laden is dead.
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Brian Stelter / Media Decoder: U.S. Networks Scramble on News of Bin Laden's Death
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: How the media scrambled to cover Bin Laden's death
Adweek: How the Media Rushed to Cover Bin Laden's Death The news first broke on Twitter By Emma Bazilian
Christopher Hitchens / Slate: Osama Bin Laden's legacy: It will depend in part on what Obama does next.
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Bin Laden's Death, Reported By a Media His Attacks Shaped
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter — @keithurbahn — So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn. — about 12 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite — If the Twitterverse is to be believed …
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Adweek: Osama Bin Laden Dead—And The Story Broke on Twitter News outlets scooped by Rumsfeld staffer By Alex Koppelman
Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog: Osama Bin Laden Dead
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Photos Reveal Bin Laden's Compound Sits In A Lush, Touristy Suburb Of Pakistan
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: The way we break news now: Rumsfeld chief of staff scoops Bin Laden death on Twitter
Jill Jackson / @jacksonjk: House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body.
Liz Gannes / NetworkEffect: Tweeting Osama bin Laden's Death Announcement
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Best social media moments of Osama bin Laden's death
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Osama bin Laden dead: The Internet reacts
Colin Moynihan / City Room: At Ground Zero, Reflection and Jubilation
Richard Adams / Guardian: Osama bin Laden is dead - reaction
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Osama Bin Laden killed by US. forces: how the news spread
James Plafke / Geekosystem: Google Maps Reviews of Osama Bin Laden's Compound
Melissa Bell / Washington Post: Sohaib Athar's Tweets from the attack on Osama bin Laden - read them all below
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: Appreciate all the RTs and props, but this moment belongs to Pres. Obama and the thousands who dedicated careers & lives to this fight.
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner: Twitter breaks news of Osama Bin Laden's death first; cable networks scramble to confirm
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Obama Bin Laden
Emily Banks / Mashable!: The World Responds to Osama Bin Laden's Death
Griffin McElroy / @griffinmcelroy: OH MY GOD. The comments section on Miley Cyrus' “Party in the USA” are a must-read this evening. http://tinyurl.com/y9mlhdd
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The Internet lights up with news of Osama bin Laden's killing
Steve Cheney / @stevecheney: Seeing foursquare check-ins from friends at Ground Zero after learning about the news on Groupme and twitter. Surreal.
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Twitter is our Times Square on this victory day.
William Earl / Hollywood Life: President Obama Confirms Osama Bin Laden Is Dead: ‘Justice Has Been Done!’
Jay Cuthrell / @qthrul: And everything being sent to Twitter via mobile devices, browsers, etc. may appear in the Library of Congress one day http://bit.ly/k3QIwp
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: The first credible report of Osama bin Laden's death was this tweet: http://j.mp/iR1Q3o Winners: @barackobama @twitter
@poynter: Journalists were sent emails and texts that said ‘get to work’ and ‘bfd’ then learned Osama bin Laden was dead, said @chucktodd on MSNBC
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: President Obama Addressed Nation Sunday Night To Announce Death Of Osama Bin Laden
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog: Bin Laden dead
Margaret Hartmann / Jezebel: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead [UPDATED] [Video]
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: CONFIRMED: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Joe Weisenthal / The Wire: OBAMA: THE US HAS KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Osama bin Laden's death was reported on May 1, 2011 — 3,519 days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Here's the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden — Yesterday Sohaib Athar (@ReallyVirtual on Twitter) was just a “an IT consultant taking a break from the rat-race by hiding in the mountains”, specifically Abbottabad, northern Pakistan. — The IT contractor and graduate …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Pakistani Twitterer Unknowingly Live-Tweets Assault on Osama bin Laden Compound
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Osama Bin Laden death raid live-tweeted by accident
Alan W. Silberberg / The Huffington Post: Twitter Nails Osama Capture, Death First
Alfred Hermida / Reportr.net: Osama bin Laden's death shows impact of Twitter
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Twitter User tweets during Attack on Osama Bin Laden
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Someone Live-Tweeted the Osama Bin Laden Raid Without Knowing It
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment — It's a great time to be working at Twitter. — Remember CNN when the Gulf War started in 1990? Before then, it was watched mostly by obsessive news followers — people in finance and government, political science professors, insomniacs.
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Twitter Comms / @twitterglobalpr: Twitter reached more than 4000 Tweets per second tonight at the beginning and end of President Obama's speech
Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry / SAI: The Most Interesting Tweets About Osama Bin Laden's Death
Sohaib Athar / @reallyvirtual: Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Bin Laden death big on Twitter—but not biggest
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Twitter Is About To Get Bigger
Megan McCarthy / @megan: So looks like at least one Twitter user (@ReallyVirtual) live-tweeted the Osama raid yesterday without knowing what it was.
Ian Kennedy / everwas: First Report of Raid on Bin Laden on Twitter
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: As much as I believe in rise of “citizen journalism,” blogs, twitter etc supplanting traditional media, my tweet isn't great evidence of it.
Robert W. Johnson / Politics: Killing Bin Laden — Here's How The US Did It
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: My source was a connected network TV news producer. Stories about “the death of MSM” because of my “first” tweet are greatly exaggerated.
Rick Klau / @rklau: This tweet - http://t.co/JY5zDWY by @reallyvirtual - appears to be a live tweet of the attack that resulted in OBL's death.
Sheldon Levine / @40deuce: At 1am(EST) according to @sysomos: 3,079 blogs, 3,235 news articles and over 860,000 tweets mentioning Bin Laden
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Local Twitter users capture raid on bin Laden
Mohcin Shah / @m0hcin: Just talked to family in Abbottabad, say they heard three blasts one after another, don't know what really happened.
Jeremy Muncy / WebProNews: Man Unknowingly Live-Tweets Raid on Osama bin Laden
Todd Bishop / GeekWire: Death of Osama bin Laden: Twitter's biggest scoop ever?
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Bin Laden news causes “bigger traffic spike than royal wedding”
Charles Arthur / Guardian: IT consultant inadvertently livetweets attack on Osama bin Laden's compound
Michael Sippey / The Business Insider: I'm A Recovering Media Monopolist
Russell Adams / Wall Street Journal:
Time Inc. in iPad Deal With Apple — Time Inc., the country's largest magazine publisher, has reached a deal with Apple Inc. to make all its iPad editions free for print subscribers, marking a break in the impasse between publishers and Apple and lending support to Time's contention …
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Lex Friedman / InfoWorld: Time Inc gives free iPad subscriptions to print subscribers
Rachel King / The Toybox Blog: Time Inc., Apple sign deal for free iPad editions for print subscribers
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple Blinks On New Subscription Terms With Time Inc.
Steven Musil / CNET News: Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Time Inks Deal With Apple Over Subscriptions
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Time Inc. and Apple come to a deal regarding iPad magazines
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Some iPad Magazines are free for Print Subscribers now after Time Inc. Deal with Apple
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Time Inc./Apple deal yields free iPad magazines for print subscribers
RitvikReddy / MacHackPC: Time Inc. reaches deal with Apple for free iPad editions for print subscribers.
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Time's iPad magazines now free for print subscribers
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Time Inc. magazine subscribers to get iPad versions for free
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Time, Inc. softens Apple to allow free iPad editions for print subscribers
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: All Time Inc. iPad Magazine Apps Now Free for Print Subscribers
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Time Inc. Reaches Deal with Apple, Lets Print Subscribers Download Issues for Free
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Time Magazine on iPad now 28 cents
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Time reaches agreement with Apple for free iPad issues for print subscribers
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: TIME Magazine Print/iPad Subscription Tie May Reduce Customer Anger
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 05-02-11: Apple Cloud; Huawei/ZTE; Time/Apple; Free Apps
Russell Adams / @radamswsj: Time Inc strikes deal with Apple, tries to prove it's business as usual despite no CEO. http://on.wsj.com/jFtLHR
Rob O'Regan / eMedia Vitals: Time Inc. in iPad deal with Apple
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
News Corp.'s IGN Buys Hearst's UGO In Preparation For Game Site Spin-Off — News Corp., which is getting ready to part with MySpace, is now prepping a move for another one of its big Web properties. — The media conglomerate plans to spin out its IGN.com dudes-and-games site …
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Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: News Corp.'s IGN acquires UGO as it prepares for spin-off
Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Report: IGN and UGO to merge, spin off from News Corp
Logan Westbrook / The Escapist: Report: IGN and UGO to Merge and Become New Company
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: IGN to acquire UGO, will operate gaming-focused website outside of News Corp.
Brenna Hillier / VG247: Report: IGN acquiring 1UP parent company UGO
Peter Kafka / @pkafka: News Corp. spent about $1.5 billion to buy MySpace, IGN, Photobucket. Soon it will have disposed of all 3. http://bit.ly/iHRIB6
New York Times:
NBC Expected to Pick Curry as ‘Today’ Co-Host — NBC is about to shuffle the deck of the most profitable news program on television. — The network is expected to hold a news conference Monday morning to announce that Ann Curry will succeed Meredith Vieira as the co-host of “Today,” …
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Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller: Ann Curry to replace Meredith Vieira on ‘Today’ show
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Factiva's search for answer to Google — Matthew Flamm - It's far from the sexiest part of Rupert Murdoch's media empire, but Factiva—the news-search service used by corporate researchers and journalists—is getting plenty of attention from parent Dow Jones & Co.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
Freemium Revisited: Paying For Content-Based Applications — Last week, Instapaper's founder Marco Arment gave us a remarkable insight into the economics of content applications. For readers who haven't used Instapaper on their iPad or iPhone (preferably on both): this application is an absolute must-have.
Stuart Miller / New York Times:
On-Demand Viewing Poses a Test for Broadcasters — Television viewers who miss their favorite show or want to check out the buzz surrounding a new series are increasingly turning to video-on-demand, whether on television sets, computers or tablets like the iPad.