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BuzzFeed Beefs Up Local News Coverage

BuzzFeed will make its first foray into more localised news coverage by beefing up its UK editorial team, with reporters covering beats including the north of England, Scotland and Wales. BuzzFeed is seeking to significantly boost its news operation -- hiring 14 staff including four regional beat reporters. The move, which follows former Guardian deputy editor Janine Gibson joining as editor in chief of the UK, will see BuzzFeed boost its news operation by about 50% to 40 staff.

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