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8:50 AM ET, May 3, 2011

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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.
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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
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 …
Jack Mirkinson / The Huffington Post:
WATCH: Brian Williams Tells How He Learned Of Bin Laden's Death  —  Brian Williams revealed to David Letterman on Monday that he was actually told by the White House that Osama Bin Laden had been killed before he went on the air.  —  In an appearance set to air Monday night …
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 …
David W. Dunlap / Lens:
Firefighters Gather for News of Bin Laden
Discussion: CNN and CNNMoney.com
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Online, an Urge to Be a Part of the Bin Laden News
Discussion: Media Decoder, Mediaite and WebProNews
Julie Moos / Poynter:
Newspaper front pages capture elation, relief that Osama bin Laden was captured, killed
Jim Romenesko / Poynter:
NYT: No honorific for Bin Laden
Mike Butcher / TechCrunch Europe:
Here's the guy who unwittingly live-tweeted the raid on Bin Laden
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
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.
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
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
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.
Tara McKelvey / CJR:
Covering Obama's Secret War  —  When drones strike, key questions go unasked and unanswered  —  In the spring of 2009, New York Times reporter David Rohde was being held captive by Taliban gunmen in a house in Waziristan, a mountainous region on the Pakistan side of the border with Afghanistan.
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
Thanks:mcmatt
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
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 …
 
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