How the media scrambled to cover Bin Laden’s death

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CNN White House correspondent Ed Henry was told to “just come in” to work, which was unusual but indicated to him that the news “is something of an extremely high magnitude,” reports Michael Calderone. NBC News anchor Brian Williams said that some journalists received a three-word e-mail that simply read, “Get to work,” writes Brian Stelter. He also reports that Williams was the only network anchor to appear on camera Sunday night. Fox News Channel’s Geraldo Rivera was the first on TV to confirm Osama bin Laden‘s death, with his 10:43 p.m. ET report, according to Joe Pompeo. || The story developed on social media: Reports from Poynter’s Al Tompkins and a Washington Post team.

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