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12:05 PM ET, September 26, 2011

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New York Times:
Netflix Secures Streaming Deal With DreamWorks  —  LOS ANGELES — DreamWorks Animation, the company behind successful movie franchises like “Madagascar” and “Shrek,” said it had completed a deal to pump its films and television specials through Netflix, replacing a less lucrative pact with HBO.
Journalism.org:
HOW PEOPLE LEARN ABOUT THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITY  —  Contrary to much of the conventional understanding of how people learn about their communities, Americans turn to a wide range of platforms to get local news and information, and where they turn varies considerably depending and the subject matter …
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Julie Moos / Poynter:
More Americans now follow local, national news closely; teens, adults both rely most on TV for news  —  Buried in the latest Pew research on where Americans turn for local news, there's this important trend: 72 percent of respondents — nearly three-quarters — say they follow local news closely …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Pew Media Study Shows Reliance on Many Outlets  —  It has been conventional wisdom for decades that Americans rely more heavily on television than any other medium for local news and information.  A study to be released Monday found that to be narrowly true — but also found ample reason …
Howard Kurtz / The Daily Beast:
Roger's Reality Show  —  First, Ailes dialed back the Tea Party talk.  Now he's turning the GOP race into a political X-Factor—and steering the election agenda one more time.  —  It was part political spectacle, part American Idol, part YouTube extravaganza, a pure Roger Ailes production …
Jessica E. Vascellaro / Wall Street Journal:
YouTube Prepares to Launch Scheduled Channels  —  Will consumers put down the remote and tune into YouTube?  —  The Google-owned site is getting closer to finding out.  —  The video giant is finalizing contracts for its first of more than a dozen “channels” featuring regularly scheduled content …
Discussion: Gawker and The Wall Blog
Jenna Wortham / Bits:
Tumblr Lands $85 Million in Funding  —  Over the past few years, Tumblr, a microblogging service, has steadily built a community of fans and users who like the site's combination of social networking features and simple blogging tools that lets them quickly post photographs, videos, songs, links and bits of text.
Adrianne Jeffries / Betabeat:
Seamless, Fresh Out of Corporate Fetters, Buys MenuPages for $15 M. as GrubHub Comes Nipping  —  New York City-based online food ordering service Seamless, born SeamlessWeb during the dotcom boom in 1999, has purchased Menupages from New York magazine publisher New York Media for $15 million …
Ben Fritz / Los Angeles Times:
Hollywood downloads a post-DVD future  —  The movie studio business model is poised for its biggest shift in years as Hollywood turns to Internet delivery as the only way to boost home entertainment revenues.  —  Rocket Video, a mecca for L.A. cinephiles, is closing after more than 30 years.
Discussion: Medacity
Peter Kafka / AllThingsD:
Ahead of Tablet Launch, Amazon Adds Fox Shows to Streaming Catalog  —  Amazon is adding more titles to its streaming video library, this time via a deal with Fox: In a note posted on his site, CEO Jeff Bezos announced that he's now offering movies and shows like “24,” “Arrested Development” and “The X-Files.”
Eric Wilson / New York Times:
Magazines Begin to Sell the Fashion They Review  —  On Park & Bond, a new e-commerce site for designer men's wear, Jim Moore, the creative director for GQ, can be found describing a red Calvin Klein turtleneck as “something that can take that gray flannel suit and give it a little bon vivant.”
Discussion: Gawker, Erik Wemple and Noted
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Mexico Turns to Social Media for Information and Survival  —  MEXICO CITY — Before the police or news reporters had even arrived at the underpass outside Veracruz where gunmen held up traffic and dumped 35 bodies at rush hour last week, Twitter was already buzzing with fear and valuable information.
 
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