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8:55 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 …
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 …
Justin Ellis / Nieman Lab:
The new Vox daily email, explained  —  he old email newsletter continues its remarkable return to prominence.  The latest move: Vox wants to make explaining the news a little more manageable by telling you everything you need to know in the comfort of your inbox.
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 …
Wall Street Journal:
Time Warner to Lay Out Its Plan Forward
Discussion: @richbtig
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.
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 …
Shan Li / Los Angeles Times:
Los Angeles Times sues O.C. Register alleging breach of contract  —  The Los Angeles Times filed a lawsuit on Tuesday against the Orange County Register, accusing the embattled newspaper of breach of contract and failure to pay more than $2 million in delivery fees.
Discussion: LA Observed and @ckrewson
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.
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.
Michael Sebastian / AdAge:
New York Times Rolls Out Archive of Vintage Print Ads, Asks for Help ID-ing Them  —  ‘Madison’ Debuts With Ads From the 1960s  —  Vintage ads that appeared in The New York Times are getting their own digital archive that will live on the Times' website.  Called Madison in reference to Madison Avenue …
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.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
HBO to Stream Foo Fighters Concert Free on Facebook  —  HBO has inked a deal with Facebook to stream a live Foo Fighters concert for free on the social-media service on Friday, Oct. 17, as part of the premium cabler's promo for the docuseries on the band.  —  The series, “Foo Fighters …
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Associated Press:
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Kristen Hare / Poynter:
Washington Post's chief revenue officer heads for Yahoo
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