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11:55 AM ET, August 11, 2014

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Mike Isaac / New York Times:
BuzzFeed raises $50M from Andreessen Horowitz, valuing company at $850M; VC firm's Chris Dixon to join board; most revenues come from BuzzFeed Creative  —  A Move to Go Beyond Lists for Content at BuzzFeed  —  Here are three completely crazy insights about BuzzFeed, the viral content start-up: 1.
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Why BuzzFeed Is Launching Its Own Hollywood Studio  —  VC firm Andreesen Horowitz invests $50 million in Internet-media company  —  Are you ready for “Listicle: The Movie”?  —  BuzzFeed, the Internet-media company best known for its shareable list-based articles, is expanding across multiple vectors …
Laura Kosann / The New Potato:
BuzzFeed's Founding Editor Peggy Wang on the future of digital media and how she consumes it
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Producer Michael Shamberg and comedian Jordan Peele join BuzzFeed's new movie unit as advisers
Discussion: @alexweprin
David Carr / New York Times:
Media Companies Spin Off Newspapers, to Uncertain Futures  —  A year ago last week, it seemed as if print newspapers might be on the verge of a comeback, or at least on the brink of, well, survival.  —  Jeff Bezos, an avatar of digital innovation as the founder of Amazon …
Ravi Somaiya / New York Times:
Harper's Publisher Standing Firm in His Defense of Print and Paywall  —  When John R. MacArthur, the publisher of Harper's Magazine and a zealous promoter of the virtues of print journalism, sits down at his desk to write, he has three options — a typewriter, an ancient beige PC and a modern Apple desktop computer.
Joe Pompeo / Capital New York:
Maureen Dowd joins N.Y.T. Magazine ahead of ‘major redesign’  —  Maureen Dowd is joining the staff of The New York Times Magazine in a move that brings some fresh star power to the glossy Sunday supplement.  —  The Times also announced this morning that the magazine, helmed since …
Dave Askins / The Ann Arbor Chronicle:
Ann Arbor Chronicle, local news site run by one couple, to cease publication after six years  —  Ending It: 6 of 1, Half-Dozen of The Chronicle  —  On Sept. 2, 2014, The Ann Arbor Chronicle will observe the sixth anniversary of its launch.  —  Chronicle carton.
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu, @andyfowler and @judell
Amanda Meade / Guardian:
News Corp slams Australian Press Council and its chairman  —  The Australian says it has lost confidence in the self-regulatory body over a column about late Labor senator Arthur Gietzelt  —  News Corp's The Australian has attacked the Australian Press Council and its chairman, Julian Disney …
Olga Khazan / The Atlantic Online:
Why Are There So Many Women in Public Relations?  —  The field is nearly two-thirds female.  Is it because of a lack of better options—or is it, in fact, the best possible option?  —  About a decade ago, Adriana Sol was helping design ads in Miami Beach when she realized …
Discussion: @jayrosen_nyu
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Merrill Knox / TVNewser:
Politico: Chuck Todd ‘Likely Successor’ to David Gregory on ‘Meet the Press’  —  Politico's Mike Allen reports in Playbook that Chuck Todd is the “likely successor” to David Gregory on “Meet the Press.”  The change is expected to be announced in the coming weeks, according to Allen:
Tanveer Ali / Columbia Journalism Review:
Local news outlets are joining the data journalism bandwagon  —  Available resources don't always match the desire to analyze regional issues  —  A few years ago, Gene Balk noticed that numbers and statistics were increasingly becoming more available and compelling as a central subject in news stories.
 
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Capital New York:
The 60-second interview: Greg Coleman, new Buzzfeed president
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