Morning Media Mix

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

(Illustration by Lauren Payne.)

In on ongoing quest to prove it’s more than just listicles about corgis, Buzzfeed has hired Pulitzer Prize Winner and ProPublica veteran Mark Schoofs to head its investigative unit. (The New York Times)

Esquire magazine, of course, has a well-established identity, but even it is often defined by what it’s not: Playboy without the centerfolds, The New Yorker without the writers,” Alessandra Stanley writes in a review of the month-old Esquire Network. And the guys on the shows sure seem to drink a lot. (New York Times)

The Associated Press has supposedly fired political reporter Bob Lewis and news editor Dena Potter for the Terry McAuliffe fiasco earlier this month. On October 9, Mr. Lewis erroneously reported that the Virginia gubernatorial candidate had lied to federal investigators in relation to real estate planner Joseph A. Caramadre’s fraud case. The AP has yet to confirm the firings, and Mr. Lewis and Ms. Potter both still list the AP in their Twitter bios. (Huffington Post, Twitter)

Netflix stock soars, US subscriber count passes HBO’s (The New York Post)

Washington Post staff were really, really emotional about bidding farewell to the Graham family. (The New York Times)