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@niemanlab archives: May 3, 2011

Tracing the steps that led to the discovery of the man who live-tweeted the death of Osama bin Laden 
What does it take to make court transparent? A few MacBooks, a camcorder, Livestream and patience 
“Video is now more Google-friendly” – How @PBS transcribed and tagged its video for better search 
Popular on Twitter: Advice on photos of Osama’s body, TV sales slide and The Situation Room Meme 
According to the ABC the number of e-editions from the top newspapers rose around 20 percent 
The Knight Foundation has donated $100,000 to the international Media Legal Defense Initiative 
Handy: The Atlantic went through the trouble of IDing all the people in the Situation Room photo 
PSA: @MinnPost is looking for an assistant web editor 
Here’s some of the satellite images The Birmingham News is using in its tornado coverage 
Transparency TV: Knight News Challenge winner OpenCourt has begun livestreaming court cases 
See how times (and tech) has changed in Slate’s slideshow for World Press Freedom Day 
Want a shot at reporting on issues in the developing world? The Guardian has a contest for you 
Interesting: Contrast this National Post/Foursquare “polling” with the results of Canada’s election 
The more you know: NPR’s insight & research team on the importance of having data on your audience 
PBS just got more Google-friendly thanks to transcripts of more than 2,000 hours of video 
Sans Sullivan: The Atlantic registers some of its highest traffic yet after losing The Daily Dish 
A study in how suspicious quotes, including that quote attributed to MLK, spread fast on the Internet 
How neat is this? The NYT has a graphic (you can add to) on the mood after the death of Osama 
In the Plex: Eric Schmidt offers a little insight on how hiring works at Google 
A West Coast freelancers guild isn’t keen on’s new plan for local unpaid bloggers 
Good morning! The Daily has unleashed its aerial drones! Seriously, they have aerial journo-drones