Here are a number of stories on the death of Osama bin Laden on May 1, 2011
- Newspaper designers explain what they did with their front pages depicting bin Laden’s death
When you have a big story break late at night, figuring out how to present that news can be complicated. A lot of designers came up with a lot of different answers. In this article, the folks at Poynter look at how several designers handled the issue.
- The White House’s ‘Situation Room’ photo
By now you’ve likely seen the photo – the one with President Obama and his advisers watching together the attack on Osama bin Laden, live, in real time “24″ style. Poynter’s Jim Romenesko talks about what makes it such a great photo. Also, Hasidic newspaper edits out HRC from photo.
- Live Tweeting the attack on bin Laden
Sohaib Athar, a computer consultant living in Abbottabad, Pakistan, inadvertently live tweeted the attack on bin Laden. Since then, he has tried to explain what happened that night, and he wants people to understand that he’s just an IT guy who helps run a coffee shop. A fascinating story on how news breaks these days.The live tweeting of the bin Laden attack reminds me of the discussion board thread of space fans who watched the death of the space shuttle Columbia without quite realizing what they were watching.
- Who is the “we” in “‘We’ Got Him”?
Rebekah Sanderlin, the wife of a soldier who has done multiple tours of duty in Afghanistan, writes movingly about who the “we” was who got bin Laden. A must-read commentary.
- How did people learn about bin Laden’s death?
Survey says — Television. Though many of my students said word-of-mouth from people who had been watching TV.
- Political cartoons on the death of bin Laden
Fascinating collections of cartoons from Daryl Cagle’s political cartoon blog.