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2:40 PM ET, May 4, 2011

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Lucia Moses / Adweek:
NY Daily News Got Tip of Bin Laden Death Hours Early Tabloid heard from FDNY source, editor says  —  Most of the world learned about Osama bin Laden's death when President Obama announced it late Sunday evening.  But the New York Daily News says it was leaked the biggest story of the year …
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Gabriel Sherman / New York Magazine:
Operation Geronimo, Part 2: Targeting the Media  —  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney  —  In retrospect, the week leading up to the killing of Osama bin Laden seems like the christening scene in The Godfather.  The birth certificate, the tornado response, the correspondents' dinner …
Chris Lehmann / Yahoo! News:
Bin Laden news finds pundits forsaking usual comfort zones
Discussion: Gothamist and Mediaite
Nat Ives / AdAge:
Why Rush for an iPad App?  Fortune's New Web App Starts With Your Browser  —  Web Apps Are on the Rise, but Will Consumers Adopt Them?  —  Instead of limiting its next app to one device like the iPad, Fortune magazine has built a new app to run inside web browsers on a variety of platforms.
Discussion: Talking Biz News and Bloggasm
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism:
Al Jazeera English to be honored with Columbia Journalism Award  —  Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism will bestow its highest honor, the Columbia Journalism Award, to Al Jazeera English.  The award is given annually during the school's commencement ceremony to recognize …
Discussion: Poynter and @niemanlab
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
New York Times scouts for Arango's replacement as media desk doc generates buzz  —  The just-released trailer for Andrew Rossi's forthcoming documentary about New York Times media reporters has been a hot topic among media gossips this week.  —  In the footage (see above) …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
MIT management professor Tom Malone on collective intelligence and the “genetic” structure of groups  —  Do groups have genetic structures?  If so, can they be modified?  —  Those are two central questions for Thomas Malone, a professor of management and an expert in organizational structure …
Peter Kafka / MediaMemo:
Tim Armstrong Finally Gets To Boast: AOL Ad Sales Moving Up  —  It's taken Tim Armstrong a couple years, but he finally has some good news to share about AOL's ad business: It actually grew last quarter.  —  Or at least part of it did: Display ads were up four percent for the first quarter …
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David Kaplan / paidContent:
Hearst Adopts AOL ‘Large Format’ Ads
Discussion: Wall Street Journal and FishbowlNY
Oliver Reichenstein / Information Architects:
Business Class: Freemium for News?  —  I had a perspective changing talk on the subject of pay walls with the chief executive of a big publishing company (no, I can't tell you who).  He asked me what I think about pay walls.  I told him what I always say: The main currency of news sites …
Discussion: GigaOM
John Hudson / The Atlantic Wire:
Adam Moss: What I Read  —  How do other people deal with the torrent of information that pours down on us all?  Do they have some secret?  Perhaps.  We are asking various people who seem well-informed to describe their media diets.  Adam Moss, editor-in-chief of New York magazine …
Discussion: FishbowlNY
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Social Media Policies: Let's Talk About What You Should Do  —  Social media tools like Twitter and Facebook have been around for several years now, but some media organizations are still just getting around to figuring out how to handle them — and in many cases, as we've written before …
Discussion: Techdirt, The Buttry Diary and MediaShift, Thanks:mathewi
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings: No Armageddon Battle With Cable Giants  —  NEW YORK — In many ways, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings was the perfect choice to close out this year's Wired Business Conference.  —  After all, perhaps no company better represents disruption than the DVD-rental …
Claire Cain Miller / New York Times:
Google Takes to TV to Promote Browser  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Google is once again taking up arms in the browser wars, in the belief that people who use its Chrome Web browser will be more likely to keep using Google search.  —  The company is taking the battle to mainstream America …
David Kaplan / paidContent:
WSJ Creates Web-Based Subscription Service For CFOs  —  The Wall Street Journal is drilling down on niche audiences and is now selling subscriptions to a web-based news service aimed at chief financial officers and similar executives.  CFO Journal is the latest in a series …
Discussion: Talking Biz News
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV:
Reuters Bringing Live Video News to Publishers Big and Small  —  Reuters, a leading provider of live news video to television broadcasters around the globe, is now making a rich offering of live video feeds available to digital publishers, says Chris Ahearn, president of media for Thomson Reuters, in this interview with Beet.TV
Discussion: paidContent and Talking Biz News
Martin Robbins / Guardian:
Libel law makes web hosts the Achilles heel of online journalism |  Martin Robbins  —  Much attention has been focused on the chilling effects of Britain's libel laws on writers, but standing up to threats counts for little when websites can be shut down on a whim
New York Observer:
The Situation and the Story: Press Corps Parties While White House Makes History … It was Wednesday morning at 9:47 a.m. in the White House Press Briefing Room.  The president of the United States of America, Barack Obama, took the podium.  Major television networks had interrupted coverage to broadcast the president's address.
Discussion: Poynter, New York Magazine and Guardian
 
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Archie Bland / CJR:
Anybody There?  —  Why the UK's phone-hacking scandal met media silence
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Drew Big TV Crowd
Discussion: WatchingTV Online
Ben Kunz / Thought Gadgets:
Why 1to1 personalization hasn't arrived (hint: media loses money)
Sam Schechner / Wall Street Journal:
Pelley to Anchor CBS News Amid Shifting Landscape
Discussion: USA Today
David Kaplan / paidContent:
AP's Nick Ascheim To Run Digital For BBC Worldwide Americas
Discussion: Broadcasting & Cable
Arem Duplessis / The 6th Floor:
The Making of a Cover  —  Our cover story on Sunday …
 Earlier Picks: 
Jeremy Greenfield / FINS.com:
The Risk Taker in Hearst's David Carey
Gautham Nagesh / Hillicon Valley:
NBC launches round-the-clock local news channels in California, Dallas
Discussion: MediaPost
Megan O'Neill / SocialTimes.com:
85% Of Media Websites Now Use Online Video To Cover News
Discussion: Editors Weblog
Justin Ellis / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Reality TV: OpenCourt has begun its livestream of the judicial system
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb, WBUR and Patriot Ledger
Sam Gustin / Epicenter:
‘Original Maker’ Martha Stewart Talks Tablets, Magazines and Books
Rachel McAthy / Journalism.co.uk:
Reporters Without Borders publishes ‘predators of press freedom’ list
John Cook / Gawker:
Is Nikki Finke Losing It?
Teemu Henriksson / Editors Weblog:
OnSwipe: an appless solution for tablet publishing