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1:31 PM 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.
Greg Gilman / The Wrap:
Los Angeles Times Names Austin Beutner New CEO and Publisher  —  Beutner succeeds Eddy W. Hartenstein, who was the Times publisher for six years  —  Austin Beutner, the civic leader and former Wall Street investment banker, has been named the new publisher and chief executive officer …
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
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 …
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 …
Jezebel:
Jezebel staff accuse Gawker of not dealing with trolls posting violent porn images in comments  —  We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won't Do Anything About It  —  Working at Gawker Media is a dream job for many of the women on staff here at Jezebel.
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.
John Plunkett / Guardian:
Guardian publisher defends decision to publish anti-Hamas advertisement  —  Full-page letter by Nobel peace laureate called on British people and political leaders to ‘stand firmly with the people of Israel’  —  The publisher of the Guardian has defended its decision to run a newspaper advertisement …
Discussion: @palfreedom and @medialens
Julie Posetti / WAN-IFRA:
How the New York Times is learning lessons about digital storytelling and audience engagement as The Great War resonates through a century  —  The New York Times is experimenting with cutting edge 21st digital storytelling to explore the legacies of The Great War, which began in earnest 100 year ago this week.
 
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Demand Media Hires Sean Moriarty, Ex-CEO of Ticketmaster, as Chief Exec
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