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3:15 PM ET, May 7, 2011

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Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
The Google News “Osama Death” Sample Highlights Some News Coverage Woes  —  Today, Google News did a post about the death of Osama bin Laden.  Disappointingly, it offered no statistics on what was most read, shared, topics most covered.  The post did share a “sample” of 100 links to coverage …
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Megan Garber / Nieman Journalism Lab:
Krishna Bharat on the evolution of Google News and the many virtues of “trusting in the algorithm”  —  In a blog entry just posted to the Google News blog, Google News' founder, Krishna Bharat, offers a fascinating comparison between Google's “coverage” of 9/11 and the news it provided of Osama bin Laden's death earlier this week.
Ethan / ...My heart's in Accra:
Media Cloud, relaunched  —  Today, the Berkman Center is relaunching Media Cloud, a platform designed to let scholars, journalists and anyone interested in the world of media ask and answer quantitative questions about media attention.  For more than a year, we've been collecting roughly 50 …
Discussion: Joho the Blog and Berkman Center
Dan Sabbagh / Guardian:
PCC seeks to regulate press Twitter feeds  —  Watchdog to consult on how tweets can be brought under its remit, asking each newspaper to draw up a ‘Twitter policy’  —  Reporter and newspaper Twitter feeds are expected to brought under the regulation of the Press Complaints Commission later this year …
Discussion: J-Source
Kelefa Sanneh / New Yorker:
The rise and rise of reality television.  —  On January 6, 1973, the anthropologist Margaret Mead published a startling little essay in TV Guide.  Her contribution, which wasn't mentioned on the cover, appeared in the back of the magazine, after the listings, tucked between an advertisement …
Emma Barnett / Telegraph:
Why is social media still news?  —  It should no longer be surprising that social media plays a major part of every breaking news story, writes Emma Barnett.  —  During the last seven days, two huge events have dominated the media, both traditional and social alike: the royal wedding and the death of Osama bin Laden.
Edmund Lee / AdAge:
Demand Media CEO Rosenblatt: We're Giving Writers a Raise  —  Things Are Getting Better Down On the Content Farm as Journalists Get Offered as Much as $0.41 a Word  —  In the wake of Demand Media's second public earnings reveal, in which it said Google's recent changes had lowered search traffic …
SocialFlow Company Blog:
Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet  —  A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden's death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address.  Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions …
Joe Pompeo / Yahoo! News:
Dylan Stableford joins The Cutline  —  Now that the cat is out of the bag, we're happy to report that veteran media scribe Dylan Stableford is joining Yahoo! News as senior media reporter.  Stableford, who's been covering the media beat for The Wrap for the past several years …
Discussion: @hunterw
 
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