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@niemanlab archives: May 5, 2011

5
May
The New York Times obit for Osama bin Laden was written on a tight deadline almost 10 years ago http://nie.mn/lySLDo 
 
…and we profiled the blog, Homicide Watch, earlier today: http://nie.mn/jxDwMB 
 
How a reporter tracked down an unreported homicide using web analytics http://nie.mn/jo2BT4 
 
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: http://nie.mn/iLwbrm 
 
A war photographer fears withholding OBL photos is a slippery slope “to the infantilization of a nation.” http://nie.mn/lBlfWq 
 
We are calling for the immediate release of Al Jazeera journalist Dorothy Parvaz, detained in Syria http://nie.mn/kRDBnM #FreeDorothy 
 
Summify, which gives you 5 stories to read every day, adds “Dislike” and “Love” buttons http://nie.mn/lCvBcm 
 
Homicide Watch tries to fill the gaps in D.C.’s crime coverage http://nie.mn/jxDwMB 
 
The Wall Street Journal launches SafeHouse, now accepting leaks http://nie.mn/ifnl2N (via @zseward
 
Ken Doctor: Understanding changes to ABC circulation data “is best done either dead sober or after a six-pack.” http://nie.mn/mD7RO7 
 
Press releases with multimedia get a lot more clicks, PR Newswire finds http://nie.mn/iUcwO0 
 
From @mthomps, the three P’s of a great web headline: Parsability, promise, proper nouns. http://nie.mn/ij7UND (via @modernjourno
 
It’s official: News Corp. lost $10 million on The Daily this year; 800,000 downloads since launch http://nie.mn/lTN7Ej 
 
Good morning! Patch has launched “Local Voices,” its blogging platform http://nie.mn/lLBpNP