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6:10 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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Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Journalism Lab:
With $50 million, BuzzFeed growth calls for sharper lines between news and the other stuff  —  The New York Times' Mike Isaac was the first to report late Sunday night that BuzzFeed had raised $50 million in new venture funding from Andreessen Horowitz. … The story was followed by a chorus of blog posts and press releases.
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 …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Chris Dixon: BuzzFeed will be new media empire as smartphone access grows; $850M is a bargain
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Producer Michael Shamberg and comedian Jordan Peele join BuzzFeed's new movie unit as advisers
Discussion: @alexweprin
Laura Kosann / The New Potato:
BuzzFeed's Founding Editor Peggy Wang on the future of digital media and how she consumes it
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.
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Jezebel staffers wanted to 'light a fire under management's collective ass'  —  On Monday, Jezebel staff filed a post entitled “We Have a Rape Gif Problem and Gawker Media Won't Do Anything About It.”  The post shared that “For months, an individual or individuals has been using anonymous …
Mat Honan / Wired:
If you like everything on Facebook, brands and content mills like Upworthy dominate News Feed  —  I Liked Everything I Saw on Facebook for Two Days.  Here's What It Did to Me  —  There's this great Andy Warhol quote you've probably seen before: “I think everybody should like everybody.”
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 …
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 …
Sarah Buhr / TechCrunch:
BeachMint Gets Lucky In Joint Venture With Conde Nast  —  E-commerce platform BeachMint announced it will take over all operations for Lucky Magazine today.  The takeover is part of a newly formed joint venture between BeachMint and magazine publishing giant Conde Nast.
Jenny Rogers / City Desk:
Stephen Smith Is Out at Washington Examiner  —  Stephen Smith, the top editor at the Washington Examiner, is leaving the publication after more than seven years.  His last day will be Sept. 5.  Hugo Gurdon, previously the editor of The Hill, is taking over the top slot.
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 …
 
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