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4:25 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
Julia Boorstin / Media Money with Julia Boorstin:
What Warner Music Sale Means for the Music Business  —  After three months of bidding, Warner Music was finally sold to Access Industries' Len Blavatnik for $3.3 billion.  Blavatnik, a Russian billionaire with a taste for deal-making is paying a premium of about a third over WMG's average share price …
Discussion: Forbes.com and Rolling Stone
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 …
 
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