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5:50 PM ET, May 2, 2011

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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.
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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.
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.
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 …
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
At CNN, Scrambling to Prepare for an Unknown Story  —  With limited initial information, network prepped for multiple scenarios  —  When CNN got word the evening of May 1 that President Obama was going to make a statement, it immediately fired up its Washington-based operations without knowing what the story was.
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Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Here's the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Online, an Urge to Be a Part of the Bin Laden News
Matt Rosoff / SAI: Silicon Alley Insider:
Twitter Just Had Its CNN Moment
Alexia Tsotsis / TechCrunch:
First Credible Reports Of Bin Laden's Death Spread Like Wildfire On Twitter
CBS News:
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.
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Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:   In aftermath of Lara Logan's attack, CPJ learns more about journalists sexually assaulted on the job
Emily Bell:
Real time, All the time: Why every news organisation has to be live  —  Twitter does not have many users in Abbottabad in Pakistan, where Facebook is apparently more the social platform of choice.  But it has enough to break the first sounds of gunfire in the fight which was to eventually lead to the death of Osama bin Laden.
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.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
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,” …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Coming soon to a theater near you: The New York Times  —  The New York Times just announced a new initiative: The paper is teaming up with the theater network Emerging Pictures to produce “Times in Cinema,” a branded preshow tailored for independent theatrical venues.
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 …
ProPublica:
PR Industry Fills Vacuum Left by Shrinking Newsrooms  —  by John Sullivan, Special to ProPublica  —  This story has been co-published with the Columbia Journalism Review.  —  The Gulf oil spill was 2010's biggest story, so when David Barstow walked into a Houston hotel for last December's hearings …
Discussion: Poynter
AdAge:
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 …
Discussion: Betabeat and SAI
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.
 
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