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6:25 PM ET, October 14, 2014

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Peter Kafka / Re/code:
BuzzFeed growth chief Dao Nguyen promoted as Publisher, to head tech, product, data, platform  —  BuzzFeed's Growth Czar Is Now Its Publisher  —  For the last couple of years, Dao Nguyen has been the person in charge of data and growth at BuzzFeed, which means she has done a very big job very well …
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Mathew Ingram / Gigaom:
BuzzFeed has reinvented the Publisher role, focusing on tech instead of editorial  —  BuzzFeed's choice of publisher says a lot about how the site looks at media  —  BuzzFeed's new publisher is not a veteran media executive or an MBA with a business background, but someone who specializes …
Joe Eskenazi / SFWeekly:
San Francisco Bay Guardian Closed by San Francisco Media Company  —  Employees of San Francisco Print Media Company, the parent company of the Examiner, SF Weekly, and San Francisco Bay Guardian were this morning informed that the latter paper will be shuttered after 48 years.
John McDermott / Digiday:
Profile of Rurik Bradbury, the tech entrepreneur behind the @profjeffjarvis account  —  One man's war on digital media's ‘thinkfluencer’ echo chamber  —  In real life, Rurik Bradbury is a mild-mannered Englishman who bears a startling physical resemblance to Edward Snowden.
Alex Weprin / Capital New York:
Layoffs hit CNN and other Turner properties like TNT and TBS as Time Warner cuts costs  —  ‘Turner 2020’ cuts hit CNN  —  CNN faced significant layoffs on the editorial side of its business Tuesday, as parent company Time Warner continued to cut costs.  —  Capital has learned …
Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
Condé Nast to Lay Off 70 to 80 Employees  —  Cuts Come Amid Tough Market For Print Ads  —  Magazine publisher Condé Nast is expected to lay off 70 to 80 employees within the next week or two, primarily from the group that oversees ad sales, according to people familiar with the matter.
Caroline O'Donovan / Nieman Lab:
California Sunday Magazine has a solution for how to find readers: Pay newspapers for them  —  California Sunday Magazine, which launched conceptually in January and physically earlier this month, was beloved before its first issue was even printed.  The magazine, a project of Douglas McGray's …
Gabriel Kahn / Mediashift:
Q&A with ex-Gigaom CEO Paul Walborsky on how it built a media business around free content  —  How Gigaom Built a Media Business Around Free Content  —  Last month, Paul Walborsky stepped down after seven years as chief executive of Gigaom.  During that time, the tech site grew enormously …
Brian Fung / Washington Post:
Aereo to the FCC: Let us join the cable companies we tried to replace  —  It's been weeks since we last heard from Aereo, the shuttered streaming video service that lost big at the Supreme Court this summer.  Now it's back, and the company is rolling over in its fight against TV broadcasters …
Nick Miller / Sydney Morning Herald:
Richard Flanagan wins 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North  —  Tasmanian author Richard Flanagan has won one of the world's most prestigious literary prizes, the 2014 Man Booker, for his masterpiece of love and death, The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Washington Post's chief revenue officer heads for Yahoo  —  Kevin Gentzel, The Washington Post's chief revenue officer, is headed to Yahoo, where he'll be the head of ad sales, an internal memo from Steve Hills, president and general manager of Washington Post Media, announced on Tuesday.
Discussion: AdAge and @mikeisaac
Miguel Helft / Fortune:
German publisher Axel Springer invests $20M in California digital magazine startup Ozy  —  With $20 million, digital magazine Ozy wants to get louder  —  The Silicon Valley investor Marc Andreessen made waves earlier this year when he declared himself bullish about the future of the news industry.
Discussion: 10,000 Words and @brianallman
 
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