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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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Serial meets The X-Files in Limetown, a fictional podcast drawing raves after just one episode
“Serial had to stay nonfictional. At the end of the show, it didn’t necessarily mean that it had a conclusion. That’s the biggest advantage we have: We’re making it up. So we can give you an ending.”
The Atlantic is returning to blogging
“We missed the kind of writing it represents. We missed the kind of audience engagement it represents.”
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