The Morning Lowdown 09-02-11

»  As Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX) Price Change Kicks In, Starz Says It Won’t Renew Deal (paidContent)

»  Techcrunch’s Arrington May Be Starting $20 Million Venture Capital Fund (paidContent)

»  WaPo Shutting Most Local Bureaus; No Layoffs Planned (paidContent)

»  Matthew Freud: if the PR whiz can steer himself and his wife, Elisabeth Murdoch, through the News Corp. (NSDQ: NWS) phone hacking scandal, he could emerge as a central force in the empire (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)

»  Oprah to Do Live Interview at Facebook Next Week (AllThingsD)

»  The Freelance Surge Is the Industrial Revolution of Our Time (NYSE: TWX) (TheAtlantic Online)

»  The 20 Most-Shared Video Ads This Month (Mashable)

»  Chats don’t have to be online: A newspaper finds success with its downtown news cafe (Nieman Lab)

»  It’s not just nice for media to be social – it’s imperative (Mathew Ingram/GigaOm)

»  The Onion: Print media ‘closest thing there is to a money tree’ (Poynter)