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@niemanlab archives: May 5, 2011

The New York Times obit for Osama bin Laden was written on a tight deadline almost 10 years ago 
…and we profiled the blog, Homicide Watch, earlier today: 
How a reporter tracked down an unreported homicide using web analytics 
If you want to break into public radio… @NPRjobs is now tweeting. 
Where were you when the bin Laden news got out? Gwen Ifill rounds up her colleagues’ experiences: 
A war photographer fears withholding OBL photos is a slippery slope “to the infantilization of a nation.” 
We are calling for the immediate release of Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz, detained in Syria #FreeDorothy 
Summify, which gives you 5 stories to read every day, adds “Dislike” and “Love” buttons 
Homicide Watch tries to fill the gaps in D.C.’s crime coverage 
The Wall Street Journal launches SafeHouse, now accepting leaks (via @zseward
Ken Doctor: Understanding changes to ABC circulation data “is best done either dead sober or after a six-pack.” 
Press releases with multimedia get a lot more clicks, PR Newswire finds 
From @mthomps, the three P’s of a great web headline: Parsability, promise, proper nouns. (via @modernjourno
It’s official: News Corp. lost $10 million on The Daily this year; 800,000 downloads since launch 
Good morning! Patch has launched “Local Voices,” its blogging platform