The Morning Lowdown 04-26-11

»  YouTube (NSDQ: GOOG) On The Verge Of A Big Movie Upgrade? (paidContent)

»  St. Louis Post Dispatch owner Lee Enterprises (NYSE: LEE) said it would refinance more than $1 billion of debt with two new classes of notes and by issuing nearly 9 million new shares of stock. (Des Moines Register, via Romenesko)

»  Agencies Get 28% of Revenue From Digital (AdAge)

»  New York author Harry Hurt’s e-book, to be released May 3, is among the first to feature both advertising accompanying each chapter and significant product placement woven throughout its narrative. (WSJ)

»  DVRs Give More Shows a Lifeline (NYT)

»  HuffPo, WP, others add “Send” button to their sites, but it’s too soon to tell whether this will replace the traditional “email this story” on news sites. (Romenesko)

»  Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit’s new EIC on magazine apps: “You can’t just replicate a magazine; what’s the point? What you put on there needs to be different.” (Adweek)

»  EveryBlock’s Adrian Holovaty: Enabling Community Conversation (StreetFight)

»  Slate rethinks aggregation (again) with a Slatest redesign (Nieman Lab)

»  Relax, They’re Still Making Typewriters (Gawker)