The Daily Beast would like you to know how well it’s doing

The Daily Beast is seeking to quash rumors that it will shut down following Tina Brown’s departure. The company’s interim CEO, Rhona Murphy, said Friday that the site “is not for sale and is not closing.” Parent company IAC has “approved in concept” the site’s operating budget for 2014, and it’s getting a redesign. Also, the Daily Beast “averages more than 15 million unique visitors a month, according to Omniture, and traffic is up 22 percent this year alone.” IAC CEO Barry Diller praised Brown’s tenure at the site, “even throughout the two unfortunate Newsweek years.”

Tina Brown reportedly out at Daily Beast, leaving the site’s future unclear

IAC won’t renew Daily Beast cofounder and editor-in-chief Tina Brown’s contract this January, according to reports from Buzzfeed and Politico. That means that the future of the Daily Beast is unclear: “Included among the options IAC is considering are a sale, closure, or continuing to operate it under a new editor,” Buzzfeed reports. Meanwhile, Politico says Brown plans to launch her own company, Tina Brown Live Media, which “will expand on [her] Women in the World conferences and will put together other events such as flash debates.”

Zite adds LA Times, Chicago Tribune, others to its publishers program

Personalized reading app Zite is adding additional publishers to its three-month-old publisher program. New additions include The Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Hearst’s “Harper’s Bazaar,” the International Business Times and others. All will have their own sections within Zite.