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8:55 AM ET, September 26, 2011


 Top News: 
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.
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 …
Discussion: Poynter, MediaPost, Poynter and Media News
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 …
Michael Arrington / Uncrunched:
What Exactly Am I Doing Here At Uncrunched?  —  William Shatner once asked me what exactly I was doing at TechCrunch, the blog I started in June 2005.  Let's put aside the fact that I was testing out a new service that got celebrity autographs and a video in exchange for cash.
David Carr / New York Times:
WikiLeaks' Founder, in a Gilded British Cage  —  The man in the rubber boots and a thick coat to protect against the evening chill walked purposefully about a farm here, scattering pheasants as he went.  He could have been an English gentleman out for a bit of hunting, except he carried no gun.
Discussion: New York Magazine
Peter Hall / Morning Call:
The Morning Call rolls out digital subscriptions  —  Website joins dozens across country that charge for content  —  The Morning Call will begin selling subscriptions to Oct. 10, joining a movement among newspapers around the country to charge readers for digital content.
Yaron Galai / GigaOM:
Is the app economy killing online publishers?  —  A few months ago I tweeted this: “If I were a publisher I would either: a) pull my app from the App Store or b) invest all available cash in Apple stock.”  The latter piece of advice was probably pretty solid, if not very practical …
Discussion: eMedia Vitals
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
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.
Frédéric Filloux / Monday Note:
The Capsule's Price  —  Do encapsulated digital editions make sense?  Is the notion of having a “news container”, similar to a newspaper or magazine, a relic of the past or is it still associated with quality journalism?  In an era of instant information, is it worth proposing a self-contained, stop-motion shot of the news cycle?
Discussion: Guardian and Future of Journalism
Sconnolly / Online News Association:
2011 Online Journalism Award winners announced  —  BOSTON — BBC News, Flipboard, the Los Angeles Times, Zeit Online and the Washington Post were among the news and technology organizations that took top honors tonight at the 2011 Online Journalism Awards Banquet.
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: Erik Wemple
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