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May 3, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: The Atlantic’s post-Sullivan bounce, The Daily’s drones and World Press Freedom Day

Tracing the steps that led to the discovery of the man who live-tweeted the death of Osama bin Laden http://nie.mn/kTIclA »

According to the ABC the number of e-editions from the top newspapers rose around 20 percent http://nie.mn/myXIwM »

The Knight Foundation has donated $100,000 to the international Media Legal Defense Initiative http://nie.mn/kvQSKa »

Handy: The Atlantic went through the trouble of IDing all the people in the Situation Room photo http://nie.mn/lXYFQq »

PSA: @MinnPost is looking for an assistant web editor http://nie.mn/kN0NtY »

Here’s some of the satellite images The Birmingham News is using in its tornado coverage http://nie.mn/k3F8Gu »

See how times (and tech) has changed in Slate’s slideshow for World Press Freedom Day http://nie.mn/ikvs8M »

Want a shot at reporting on issues in the developing world? The Guardian has a contest for you http://nie.mn/lKTFDU »

Interesting: Contrast this National Post/Foursquare "polling" with the results of Canada’s election http://nie.mn/lWzY5P »

The more you know: NPR’s insight & research team on the importance of having data on your audience http://nie.mn/mcuwhm »

Sans Sullivan: The Atlantic registers some of its highest traffic yet after losing The Daily Dish http://nie.mn/kkYTZx »

A study in how suspicious quotes, including that quote attributed to MLK, spread fast on the Internet http://nie.mn/lG20rk »

How neat is this? The NYT has a graphic (you can add to) on the mood after the death of Osama http://nie.mn/ltAm6p »

In the Plex: Eric Schmidt offers a little insight on how hiring works at Google http://nie.mn/jKP0Ak »

A West Coast freelancers guild isn’t keen on Patch.com’s new plan for local unpaid bloggers http://nie.mn/iCGaJk »

Good morning! The Daily has unleashed its aerial drones! Seriously, they have aerial journo-drones http://nie.mn/kNGcbh »

 
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