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BuzzFeed's elevation of entertainment unsettles its newsroom

Last Wednesday, BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti held a question-and-answer session with staff in New York and vowed that the company was not planning to sell its news division.

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STAFF meetings at BuzzFeed are not uncommon. Jonah Peretti, the site's founder and chief executive, who is based in Los Angeles, travels to the New York offices regularly and often meets with employees to answer questions or outline strategy.

But two recent meetings took...

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