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May 5, 2011, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: News Corp. loses big on The Daily, WSJ launches Wikileaks competitor, analytics help reporter discover murder

The New York Times obit for Osama bin Laden was written on a tight deadline almost 10 years ago http://nie.mn/lySLDo »

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 »

The Wall Street Journal launches SafeHouse, now accepting leaks http://nie.mn/ifnl2N (via @zseward) »

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 »

Patch has launched “Local Voices,” its blogging platform http://nie.mn/lLBpNP »

 
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