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Tina Brown‘s The Daily Beast is up and open for business. She answers questions here. The site is named after the paper in Evelyn Waugh‘s novel Scoop. And it’s not to be confused with the magazine Matt Taibbi started The Buffalo Beast.

We emailed The Daily Beast to ask if they are using the Huffington Post model of not paying contributors. Huffpo has been called a ‘media plantation‘ by Simon Dumenco.

So, do they pay writers? Or just promote them?

After the break…

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