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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Julie Moos / Poynter: Newspaper front pages capture elation, relief that Osama bin Laden was captured, killed
European Journalism Centre / Media News: Internet buzzes with news of bin Laden's death
Greg Sandoval / CNET News: Twitter delivers news of bin Laden's death first
Lawrence Wright / News Desk: Bin Laden: Hey, Hey Goodbye
Brian Ross / ABCNEWS: Osama Bin Laden Killed By Navy Seals In Firefight
Mike Fleming / Deadline.com: Pair Of Hunt For Bin Laden Projects Could Be Timeliest Movies In Hollywood Now
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine: bin Laden, dead at last
Frances Martel / Mediaite: President Obama Announces Death Of Osama Bin Laden: ‘Justice Has Been Done’
Jason Tomassini / City Room: Morning Buzz | Celebration, and Vigilance, After bin Laden's Death
Chris Ariens / TVNewser: Bin Laden Killed: Timing of the Reports
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
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
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
Reid Pillifant / New York Observer: Reacting to Bin Laden's Death
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 10 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®ReplyRetweetFavorite — If the Twitterverse is to be believed …
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Tommy Christopher / Mediaite: Pakistani Twitterer Sohaib Athar Unknowingly Live-Tweets Assault on Osama bin Laden Compound
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
Jill Jackson / @jacksonjk: House Intelligence committee aide confirms that Osama Bin Laden is dead. U.S. has the body.
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News: The way we break news now: Rumsfeld chief of staff scoops Bin Laden death on Twitter
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Osama Bin Laden
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.
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
Seth Abramovitch / Gawker: CONFIRMED: Osama bin Laden is Dead
Margaret Hartmann / Jezebel: Osama Bin Laden Is Dead [UPDATED] [Video]
Brian Stelter / @brianstelter: Osama bin Laden's death was reported on May 1, 2011 — 3,519 days after the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blog: Bin Laden dead
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
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
Joe Weisenthal / Money Game: OBAMA: THE US HAS KILLED OSAMA BIN LADEN
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!’
Steve Cheney / @stevecheney: Seeing foursquare check-ins from friends at Ground Zero after learning about the news on Groupme and twitter. Surreal.
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
Jeff Jarvis / @jeffjarvis: Twitter is our Times Square on this victory day.
Kashmir Hill / The Not-So Private Parts: President Obama Addressed Nation Sunday Night To Announce Death Of Osama Bin Laden
@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
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
James Poniewozik / Tuned In: Bin Laden's Death, Reported By a Media His Attacks Shaped
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
Megan McCarthy / @megan: So looks like at least one Twitter user (@ReallyVirtual) live-tweeted the Osama raid yesterday without knowing what it was.
Sohaib Athar / @reallyvirtual: Uh oh, now I'm the guy who liveblogged the Osama raid without knowing it.
Robert W. Johnson / Politics: Killing Bin Laden — Here's How The US Did It
Declan McCullagh / CNET News: Local Twitter users capture raid on 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.
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land: Google & The Death Of Obama Bin Laden
John Battelle / The Business Insider: Guy's Enchantment — I'm a Guy Kawasaki fan, so this isn't really a …
Sheldon Levine / @40deuce: At 1am(EST) according to @sysomos: 3,079 blogs, 3,235 news articles and over 860,000 tweets mentioning 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”
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
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
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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Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Fortune: Time Magazine on iPad now 28 cents
Federico Viticci / MacStories: Time Inc. Reaches Deal with Apple, Lets Print Subscribers Download Issues for Free
Ingrid Lunden / mocoNews: The Mobile Lowdown 05-02-11: Apple Cloud; Huawei/ZTE; Time/Apple; Free Apps
Todd Ogasawara / SocialTimes.com: TIME Magazine Print/iPad Subscription Tie May Reduce Customer Anger
Steven Musil / CNET News: Time Inc., Apple reach deal on iPad subscriptions
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
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Media Moguls Ask: Is Netflix Friend Or Foe? — Netflix last week was the object of envy and fear. The firm that's evolving from DVD-by-mail provider to Web video subscription service showed in latest quarterly earnings that it's growing at an astonishing rate.