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11:05 AM ET, May 3, 2011

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New York Times:
Turning to Social Networks for News  —  When the White House abruptly announced an address to the nation by President Obama on Sunday night, CNN anchors spent the better part of an hour previewing the address without actually saying what it was about.  —  “I have my own gut instincts on what it might be …
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Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
BOLD BIN LADEN HEADLINES IN NEW YORK  —  In New York, it's a daily competition to see which paper will have the catchiest front page: The New Post or the New York Daily News.  And both papers were put to the test for Monday's paper when news broke late Sunday that Osama bin Laden had been killed.
Patrick Gavin / The Politico:
KEITH URBAHN'S TWEET HEARD AROUND THE WORLD  —  'I don't credit myself with the story.  I credit Twitter,' Keith Urbahn said.  POLITICO Screengrab  —  Keith Urbahn, chief of staff for former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, is being credited with first reporting, via Twitter Sunday night …
Discussion: The Blaze
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:   WATCH: Brian Williams Tells How He Learned Of Bin Laden's Death
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
At the NYT, no paywall exemption for Bin Laden
David W. Dunlap / Lens:
Firefighters Gather for News of Bin Laden
Discussion: CNN
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Online, an Urge to Be a Part of the Bin Laden News
Chris O'Shea / FishbowlNY:
The New York Times Adjusts Printing on The Fly
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Ownership of TV Sets Falls in U.S.  —  For the first time in 20 years, the number of homes in the United States with television sets has dropped.  —  The Nielsen Company, which takes TV set ownership into account when it produces ratings, will tell television networks and advertisers …
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Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Maybe It's Not Cord-Cutting, But Cord-Nevers: TV Ownership Drops  —  Americans watch more TV than ever.  Except for the Americans who don't have TVs at all any more: Nielsen says the percentage of American homes with TV sets has declined to 96.7 percent, from 98.9 percent last year.
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Joe Mullin / paidContent:
Viacom Takes A Final Shot At YouTube  —  What is likely to be final set of briefs in the Viacom-YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) appeal has been filed, and the argument is becoming more focused.  The case comes down to what kind of copyright-policing system we want.  Should it be one where copyright owners need …
Kara Swisher / BoomTown:
Exclusive: Yahoo Nabs Jai Singh From AOL's HuffPo as Editor-in-Chief  —  According to sources close to the situation, Yahoo has grabbed one of Huffington Post's top editors, Jai Singh, to become its editor-in chief.  —  The move is a big one in the online editorial arena.
Dan Frosch / New York Times:
Enforcing Copyrights Online, for a Profit  —  DENVER — When Brian Hill, a 20-year-old blogger from North Carolina, posted on his Web site last December a photograph of an airport security officer conducting a pat-down, a legal battle was the last thing he imagined.
GlobeNewswire:
Wall Street Journal Remains Number One Newspaper in U.S.  —  The Wall Street Journal remains the number one newspaper in the U.S., according to the latest figures released today from the Audit Bureau of Circulation (ABC).  The Journal again leads all daily newspapers in total average circulation …
Discussion: Poynter and FishbowlNY
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
YouTube Partnering with Dublin-based Storyful to Organize Breaking News  —  SAN BRUNO, CA — YouTube is partnering with Dublin-based Storyful to curate breaking news on YouTube's CitizenTube channel, says Olivia Ma, manager of news at YouTube in this interview with Beet.TV
Brian Steinberg / AdAge:
Fox Business Network Still Trying to Make Name for Itself in Cable Market  —  Fox Patiently Seeks Ratings and Distribution Increases  —  In its short history, News Corp.'s Fox Business Network has assembled a roster of blue-chip anchors ranging from Stuart Varney and Neil Cavuto to, most recently, Lou Dobbs.
Discussion: The Wire
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
Claim: Krugman is top prognosticator; Cal Thomas is the worst  —  Romenesko Misc.  —  A Hamilton College class and their public policy professor analyzed the predicts of 26 pundits — including Sunday morning TV talkers — and used a scale of 1 to 5 to rate their accuracy.
Discussion: New York Magazine and The Wire
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 and India Real Time
Ben Popper / Betabeat:
YouTube Pays Two New Yorkers to Become the Next Video Stars  —  For Franchesca Ramsey is started with hair, her dreads, which people on the street would sometimes reach out and touch without asking.  “I got a new iMac and it had a camera, so I decided to try it out and just talk about whatever came to mind,” says Ramsey.
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Matt McLernon / YouTube Blog:
Introducing the stars of the future - on YouTube today
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