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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Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: Rush Limbaugh's Surprising Reaction To Obama's Handling Of Bin Laden
Simon Dumenco / AdAge: Why All the Hyperventilating About Twitter ‘Breaking’ Bin Laden's Death Is Total Nonsense
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
Alex Alvarez / Mediaite: Sen. Graham On Bin Laden: ‘This Idea Of Disposing The Body Within 24 Hours Because Of Tradition Bothers Me A Bit’
Steve Coll / News Desk: Notes on the Death of Osama bin Laden
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Osama Bin Laden
Macon Phillips / White House.gov Blog: Osama Bin Laden Dead
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
Reid Pillifant / New York Observer: Bloomberg's Bin Laden Speech
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS: Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy Seals In Firefight
NY Daily News: Families of 9/11 victims cheer, cry over news of Bin Laden's death, worry about Al-Qaeda backlash
Cory Bergman / Lost Remote: Best social media moments of Osama bin Laden's death
Nicholas Kristof / Nicholas D. Kristof: After Osama Bin Laden...
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: bin Laden, dead at last
Helene Cooper / The Lede: Obama Announces Killing of Osama bin Laden
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Internet buzzes with news of bin Laden's death
David Goldman / CNNMoney.com: Bin Laden death sends Internet traffic soaring
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: The 7 Stages of News in a Twitter and Facebook Era
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish: Obama's Greatest Accomplishment?
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY: How the Bin Laden Announcement Leaked in the Media
John D. Sutter / CNN: How bin Laden news spread on Twitter
Tyler Graysun / Fast Company: Osama Bin Laden Dead, The Story Twitter Broke
Jason Tomassini / City Room: Morning Buzz | Celebration, and Vigilance, After Bin Laden's Death
Glenn Davis / SportsGrid: NBA Player On Bin Laden Death: “It Took 10 Years And 2 Wars To Kill That...Guy”
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: How Osama Bin Laden Was Found
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports
David Remnick / News Desk: Obama and Osama — As a fledgling politician in Chicago …
Matthew Lynley / VentureBeat: Tech readers swept up in web buzz around Osama bin Laden takedown
Stacey Higginbotham / Free Press: Stages of News in a Twitter and Facebook Era
Steve Myers / Poynter: TV producer was source for tweet credited with breaking news of bin Laden death
Rob Beschizza / Boing Boing: Osama bin Laden dead
Spencer Ackerman / Danger Room: U.S. Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden
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?
Meredith Jessup / The Blaze: Live Blog: Osama bin Laden is Dead
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: 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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Justin D. Martin / CJR: International News Sites Cover bin Laden's Death
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: Morning Shows Cover Death of Bin Laden
Glenn Greenwald / Salon: Killing of bin Laden: What are the consequences?
Greg Mitchell / The Nation: Blogging the Media Coverage of Death of bin Laden
Hamilton Nolan / Gawker: The New York Times Gives Up on Objectivity
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
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Bin Laden Killed: Morning Show Coverage
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.
Discussion: CJR, AdAge, FishbowlLA and TPMDC
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: Sunday Night Screenshots
Simon Dumenco / AdAge: Slide Show: How a Dozen U.S. Papers Covered bin Laden's Death on Their Front Pages
Matthew Fleischer / FishbowlLA: Bin Laden-Palooza: LA Times Isn't Deemed Coverworthy
Evan McMorris-Santoro / TPMDC: Rick Santorum On Osama Bin Laden Killing: M'eh
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times Adjusts Printing on The Fly — It's an overused phrase that is rarely used to mean exactly what it's supposed to mean, but last night it literally happened: Someone gave the order to stop the presses. Eileen Murphy, Vice President of Corporate Communications at The New York Times …
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James Janega / Chicago Tribune: Editors: ‘Skip the deadline’
Joe Coscarelli / Runnin' Scared: The Rock Knew About Osama Bin Laden's Death Before You: Who Knew What When?
Jason Boog / GalleyCat: How To Share Books with Troops Overseas
Pandora Young / FishbowlLA: FOX News Needs A Proofreader, STAT
Neil Vidyarthi / SocialTimes.com: 5 Quora Questions About Osama's Death
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
Christopher Hitchens / Slate: Osama Bin Laden's legacy: It will depend in part on what Obama does next.
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: How the media scrambled to cover Bin Laden's death
Nick Bilton / @nickbilton: PIC: Planned front for today's NYT -vs- Bin Laden Killed version. Amazing newsroom turnaround: http://flic.kr/p/9DYbjJ
Adweek: How the Media Rushed to Cover Bin Laden's Death The news first broke on Twitter By Emma Bazilian
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Bin Laden's Death, Reported By a Media His Attacks Shaped
Jeremy Muncy / WebProNews: Osama bin Laden Has Been Killed
Alfred Hermida / Reportr.net: Osama bin Laden's death shows impact of Twitter
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 “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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Steve Myers / Poynter: Pakistani man who live-tweeted bin Laden raid ‘stopped watching TV many years ago’
Melissa Bell / Washington Post: Sohaib Athar's Tweets from the attack on Osama bin Laden - read them all below
Shefali Anand / India Real Time: From Abbottabad, Live-Tweeting the Bin Laden Attack
Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Pakistani Twitterer Unknowingly Live-Tweets Assault on Osama bin Laden Compound
Samia Perkins / SlashGear: SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up, May 2nd 2011
Jon Swartz / USA Today: Man live-tweets bin Laden operation
Lauren Kirchner / CJR: “The Guy Who Liveblogged the Osama Raid Without Knowing It”
Alan W. Silberberg / The Huffington Post: Twitter Nails Osama Capture, Death First
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Osama Bin Laden death raid live-tweeted by accident
Kat Hannaford / Gizmodo: Someone Live-Tweeted the Osama Bin Laden Raid Without Knowing It
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 15 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite — If the Twitterverse is to be believed …
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: How media used email alerts to spread news about Osama bin Laden's death
Adweek: Osama Bin Laden Dead—And The Story Broke on Twitter News outlets scooped by Rumsfeld staffer By Alex Koppelman
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Huh? The Rock May Have Been One Of The First To Know About Bin Laden's Death
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
Devin Faraci / Badass Digest: The Rock Knew Bin Laden Was Dead Before Anyone Else
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable: CBS Expanding Monday's ‘Evening News’ to One Hour to Cover Bin Laden
Keith Urbahn / @keithurbahn: So I'm told by a reputable person they have killed Osama Bin Laden. Hot damn.
John Avlon / The Daily Beast: The Relief of 9/11 Heroes
Emily Banks / Mashable!: The World Responds to Osama Bin Laden's Death
Gabe Rivera / @gaberivera: The first credible report of Osama bin Laden's death was this tweet: http://j.mp/iR1Q3o Winners: @barackobama @twitter
Colin Moynihan / City Room: At Ground Zero, Reflection and Jubilation
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Osama bin Laden dead: The Internet reacts
Federica Cherubini / Editors Weblog: Osama Bin Laden killed by US. forces: how the news spread
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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Obama Bin Laden
Steve Cheney / @stevecheney: Seeing foursquare check-ins from friends at Ground Zero after learning about the news on Groupme and twitter. Surreal.
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
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Twitter is our Times Square on this victory day.
Charlie Spiering / Washington Examiner: Twitter breaks news of Osama Bin Laden's death first; cable networks scramble to confirm
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: The Internet lights up with news of Osama bin Laden's killing
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
@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.
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment
Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment
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D.E. Wittkower / Speakeasy: How Twitter and Facebook Helped Everyone Catch Bin Laden
Sohaib Athar / @reallyvirtual: Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
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
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.
Casey Chan / The Business Insider: The Best Apps For Windows Phone 7
Noah Davis / The Wire: INCREDIBLE: CNN Actually Scolded Other Networks For Reporting Osama News While They Kept Quiet
Megan McCarthy / @megan: So looks like at least one Twitter user (@ReallyVirtual) live-tweeted the Osama raid yesterday without knowing what it was.
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.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM: Osama Bin Laden and the New Ecosystem of News
Grace Wyler / Politics: India Wastes No Time Slamming Pakistan
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: Twitter Is About To Get Bigger
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Local Twitter users capture raid on bin Laden
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: Malware creators capitalizing on Osama bin Laden news
Jeremy Muncy / WebProNews: Man Unknowingly Live-Tweets Raid on Osama bin Laden
Stephen Shankland / CNET News: Bin Laden death big on Twitter—but not biggest
Ian Kennedy / everwas: First Report of Raid on Bin Laden on Twitter
Mohcin Shah / @m0hcin: Just talked to family in Abbottabad, say they heard three blasts one after another, don't know what really happened.
Sheldon Levine / @40deuce: At 1am(EST) according to @sysomos: 3,079 blogs, 3,235 news articles and over 860,000 tweets mentioning Bin Laden
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.
Charles Arthur / Guardian: IT consultant inadvertently livetweets attack on Osama bin Laden's compound
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”
Media Shifts in a Turbulent Decade
Media Shifts in a Turbulent Decade
Discussion: Mediaite, New York Times, New York Magazine, Guardian, The Huffington Post and From the Pulpit
Jon Bershad / Mediaite: Limbaugh: ‘We Need To Open The Program Today By Congratulating President Obama’
Richard Adams / Guardian: Osama bin Laden is dead - reaction
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post: New York Times Breaks With Decades Of Tradition In Bin Laden Coverage
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch:
Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It
Twitter Does Not Supplant Other Media, It Amplifies It
Discussion: The Daily Caller and Speakeasy
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 …
Discussion: CNET News, InfoWorld, The Toybox Blog, Poynter, Fortune, I4U News, IntoMobile, Ubergizmo, Engadget, App Advice, 9 to 5 Mac, AppleInsider, MacStories, everythingiCafe, Pocket-lint, MacRumors, Bloggasm, SocialTimes.com, SlashGear, FierceMobileContent, Electronista, Digital Trends, MacHackPC, TUAW, mocoNews, GigaOM, Electronista, FishbowlNY, @radamswsj, Gizmodo and eMedia Vitals, more at Techmeme »
Steven Musil / CNET News: Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
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
Jim Romenesko / Poynter: Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Time Magazine on iPad now 28 cents
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Some iPad Magazines are free for Print Subscribers now after Time Inc. Deal with Apple
Stefan Constantinescu / IntoMobile: Time Inc. and Apple come to a deal regarding iPad magazines
Bryan M. Wolfe / App Advice: Apple Blinks On New Subscription Terms With Time Inc.
Christian Zibreg / 9 to 5 Mac: Time, Inc. softens Apple to allow free iPad editions for print subscribers
Josh Ong / AppleInsider: Time reaches agreement with Apple for free iPad issues for print subscribers
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Time Inc. Reaches Deal with Apple, Lets Print Subscribers Download Issues for Free
Tim Barribeau / everythingiCafe: Time Inks Deal With Apple Over Subscriptions
Paul Lamkin / Pocket-lint: Time's iPad magazines now free for print subscribers
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: TIME Magazine Print/iPad Subscription Tie May Reduce Customer Anger
Jason Ankeny / FierceMobileContent: Time Inc./Apple deal yields free iPad magazines for print subscribers
Andrew Couts / Digital Trends: Time Inc., Apple allow magazine subscribers to access iPad versions for free
RitvikReddy / MacHackPC: Time Inc. reaches deal with Apple for free iPad editions for print subscribers.
Kelly Hodgkins / TUAW: Time Inc. magazine subscribers to get iPad versions for free
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 05-02-11: Apple Cloud; Huawei/ZTE; Time/Apple; Free Apps
Darrell Etherington / GigaOM: All Time Inc. iPad Magazine Apps Now Free for Print Subscribers
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
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.
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,” …
Discussion: TVWeek.com, Wall Street Journal, Hollywood Life, Adweek, The Daily Caller and New York Magazine
Amanda Carey / The Daily Caller: Ann Curry to replace Meredith Vieira on ‘Today’ show
Lara Logan breaks silence on Cairo assault — Talks to Scott Pelley about sexual assault, her rescue and recovery — Lara Logan feared she would die a “torturous death” during a sexual assault and beating she suffered at the hands of a violent mob in Egypt's Tahrir Square.
Discussion: NY Daily News, The Wire, Poynter, Mediaite and Boing Boing
Helen Kennedy / NY Daily News: CBS' Lara Logan reveals she was stripped, nearly scalped in Egypt sexual assault; women ‘saved’ her
Glynnis MacNicol / The Wire: Lara Logan Describes Horrific Sexual Assault In Egypt: “You Cannot Imagine What They Did To Me”
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter: In aftermath of Lara Logan's attack, CPJ learns more about journalists sexually assaulted on the job
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing: Lara Logan of CBS News, on surviving sexual assault.
Facebook's Sales Chief: Madison Avenue Doesn't Understand Us Yet — Microsoft Vet Everson Says It Is About More Than Ads and Collecting ‘Fans’ — Carolyn Everson made a big splash when she jumped the Microsoft ship for Facebook in February. She'd only spent nine months in charge …
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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Alexander Sliwinski / Joystiq: Report: IGN and UGO to merge, spin off from News Corp
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat: News Corp.'s IGN acquires UGO as it prepares for spin-off
Adam Rosenberg / Digital Trends: IGN to acquire UGO, will operate gaming-focused website outside of News Corp.
Logan Westbrook / The Escapist: Report: IGN and UGO to Merge and Become New Company
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
James Plafke / Geekosystem: Report: IGN Buys UGO, Splitting From News Corp. to Become Standalone Web Business
Latest from Crain's New York Business:
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.