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10:40 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 …
Tim Molloy / The Wrap:
Producer Michael Shamberg and comedian Jordan Peele join BuzzFeed's new movie unit as advisers  —  Michael Shamberg, Jordan Peele Join BuzzFeed as Part of Major Expansion  —  Producer Michael Shamberg and actor/comedian Jordan Peele are joining BuzzFeed Motion Pictures as advisers as part of the company's major expansion.
Discussion: @alexweprin
Laura Kosann / The New Potato:
BuzzFeed's Founding Editor Peggy Wang on the future of digital media and how she consumes it
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.
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
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 …
Dylan Byers / Politico:
Maureen Dowd joins New York magazine as a “narrative journalist”, will continue to write column for the New York Times  —  Maureen Dowd joins N.Y. Times Magazine  —  New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is joining the New York Times Magazine as a “narrative journalist,” the paper announced Monday.
Discussion: Mediaite and @froomkin
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Demand Media Hires Sean Moriarty, Ex-CEO of Ticketmaster, as Chief Exec  —  Internet media, advertising and e-commerce company Demand Media named Sean Moriarty, former chief exec of Ticketmaster, as CEO and member of its board.  —  Moriarty most recently was CEO of Saatchi Art …
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.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Hachette CEO replies to Amazon fans: ‘These punitive actions are not necessary’  —  Amazon this weekend took the unusual step of asking authors and readers to send a message to Hachette Book Group CEO Michael Pietsch, appealing to the publisher to support Amazon's push for lower e-book prices.
Discussion: Gigaom and Digital Book World
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David Streitfeld / New York Times:
Amazon misrepresents George Orwell in attempt to argue Hachette is against the future of books
 
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