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9:15 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.
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 …
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
At the NYT, no paywall exemption for Bin Laden  —  When The New York Times announced its pay meter back in March, publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. also announced that — along with the many, many other pores and passages the paper had built into its gate — the Times had built into its new system …
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.
David W. Dunlap / Lens:
Firefighters Gather for News of Bin Laden  —  Michael Appleton managed to bridge a decade in a single photograph on Sunday night.  —  His perfectly distilled picture showed the firefighters of Ladder Company 4 — which lost seven men on 9/11 — perched together on their aerial ladder …
Discussion: CNN
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:   BOLD BIN LADEN HEADLINES IN NEW YORK
Andrea Morabito / Broadcasting & Cable:
CBS News Chief On Bin Laden Reporting: Talks Couric, Gabby Giffords and More
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Online, an Urge to Be a Part of the Bin Laden News
Brian Stelter / Media Decoder:
How the Bin Laden Announcement Leaked Out
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Here's the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden
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
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.
Discussion: Echo
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.
Mallary Jean Tenore / Poynter:
In aftermath of Lara Logan's attack, CPJ learns more about journalists sexually assaulted on the job  —  In an interview with 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley, CBS reporter Lara Logan recounted the day she was sexually assaulted by a mob of 200 to 300 men while covering the protests in Egypt.
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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
Paul Armstrong / Don't Fear the Firehose:
INTERVIEW : Megan McCarthy [Mediagazer] - ‘Queen of Aggregation’  —  Megan McCarthy currently runs Mediagazer, a news aggregator focusing on stories examining the changes in the media industry and the implementation of technology into mass communications (read: my bible).
Discussion: @themediaisdying
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
Aljazeera:
Al Jazeera journalist missing in Syria  —  Al Jazeera demands information from Syria on whereabouts of journalist missing since arriving in Damascus on Friday.  —  Al Jazeera has demanded immediate information from Syria about one of its journalists who has been missing in the country since Friday afternoon.
David Kaplan / paidContent:
New York Magazine E-Newsletter To Aggregate Weekly Deals  —  New York magazine is about to launch a weekly “deals” e-newsletter and online adjunct, but instead of matching offers play to advertisers, it will aggregate “the best of the best” of other e-commerce sites' picks.
Discussion: Folio, MediaPost and FishbowlNY
 
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