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BuzzFeed Defends Publishing Unverified Allegations About Donald Trump's Russia Ties

The Huffington Post | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.11.2017 | Media

NEW YORK ― BuzzFeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith on Tuesday defended publishing a 35-page dossier of unverified allegations Russian spies are said to h...

BuzzFeed Awards $85,000 Journalism Fellowship To Mitchell Prothero

The Huffington Post | Gabriel Arana | Posted 01.05.2016 | Media

BuzzFeed announced Tuesday that it has selected veteran Middle East reporter Mitchell Prothero as the recipient of its Michael Hastings National Secur...

BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief To Staff: You're Allowed To Call Trump A 'Mendacious Racist'

The Huffington Post | Judah Robinson | Posted 12.09.2015 | Media

BuzzFeed Editor-In-Chief Ben Smith told employees on Tuesday that they are permitted to call Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump a racis...

Gabriel Arana

BuzzFeed's Journalism #FAIL: Publisher Deletes Post Critical Of Dove | Gabriel Arana | Posted 04.13.2015 | Media

*** UPDATED *** It’s one of the cardinal rules of journalism: Once you publish something, there’s no taking it back (at least not without a cor...

BuzzFeed Read Proportionally More By Latinos Than White Americans

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 02.04.2015 | Media

BuzzFeed is now read proportionally more by Latinos than white Americans, the site's editor-in-chief Ben Smith announced in a memo to staff Tuesday. ...

Michael Calderone

Journalist Joshua Hersh Named BuzzFeed's Michael Hastings Reporting Fellow | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.06.2015 | Media

NEW YORK –- BuzzFeed News named journalist Joshua Hersh on Tuesday as the site’s next Michael Hastings National Security Reporting Fellow, a one-y...

What Was Said at the Uber Dinner

Nicole Campbell | Posted 01.21.2015 | Technology
Nicole Campbell

I had the pleasure of sitting one seat over from Emil Michael at the now-infamous Uber dinner in New York last week. Emil was originally seated next to me and moved over to greet Ben Smith as a guest.

Michael Calderone

Top Obama Adviser Dismisses Media 'Fake' Uproar Over 'Latte Salute' | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.25.2014 | Media

NEW YORK –- Dan Pfeiffer said Thursday that the president’s "latte salute," the Twitter-fueled media outrage of the week, epitomizes just "how fak...

BuzzFeed Editor's Big Admission

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 08.19.2014 | Media

When it came to light earlier this summer that BuzzFeed had deleted thousands of posts in April, many wondered why the online news site would wipe out...

Tiny Iowa County Takes on the King of Online Defamation

Bennet Kelley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Technology
Bennet Kelley

In Gunfight at the OK Corral, a U.S. Marshal from the prairie is called to Arizona to help his brother stand his ground against a band of cattle thiev...

WATCH: Weiner Scoffs At Spitzer Question

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.13.2013 | Politics

New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner (D) dismissed a question Monday involving New York City Comptroller candidate Eliot Spitzer and his 200...

WATCH: Weiner Opens Up In Barroom Interview With Buzzfeed

Posted 08.12.2013 | New York

If there's anyone who might need a drink during the unrelenting New York City mayoral campaign, it's Anthony Weiner. And if there's anyone who's got s...

Koch Bro. Linked To Big Publication

NSFWCorp | Yasha Levine | Posted 05.16.2013 | Media

Our story begins late last week when I got a tweet from @AlphaInvictus telling me to go check...

House Of Cards Parody Features Kevin Spacey, Michael Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.28.2013 | Politics

This year's White House Correspondents' Dinner opened with one of D.C.'s most notorious politicians -- Rep. Frank Underwood (D-S.C.). If you don't ...

BuzzFeed Chief Battles Andrew Sullivan | Posted 02.22.2013 | Media

A standing-room-only crowd packed the hang-out area on the 11th floor of Buzzfeed's Flatiron District headquarters last night, draining plastic wine g...

Social Media and the New Political Landscape

92nd Street Y | Posted 12.23.2012 | Media
92nd Street Y

On Sunday, October 21st,'s Ben Smith moderated a panel on social media and the new political landscape featuring New York Times Media Reporter Brian Stelter, founder Rachel Sklar and journalism legend Dan Rather.

Michael Calderone

How The Romney Campaign Bashes And Exploits The Media | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- On Thursday afternoon, the Romney campaign reportedly turned on the press. By Sunday evening, the Romney campaign turned to the press in o...

WATCH: What Do You Think Of The Political Media?

Posted 08.16.2012 | Media

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman and BuzzFeed's Ben Smith sat down on HuffPost Live on Wednesday to discuss a recent poll that found a staggering ...

Michael Calderone

Inside The Politico 'Cult' | Michael Calderone | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media

On an early May evening, Politico executive editor and co-founder Jim VandeHei rallied his troops on the 30th floor of Allbritton Communications, loca...

Michael Calderone

News Orgs Resist Romney Campaign Deciding Press Pool Members | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.02.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- News organizations pushed back Wednesday after Mitt Romney's campaign decided the website BuzzFeed should be excluded from a rotating pres...

11 Pop Culture Blogs Who Could Hire Journalists

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.12.2011 | Comedy

The announcement that BuzzFeed hired POLITICO journalist Ben Smith in the new position of editor-in-chief shocked many in the media world. After all, ...

Star Politico Writer Makes Surprising Jump | 12/12/11 12:56 AM EST | Posted 02.11.2012 | Media

After nearly five years of blogging in this space, and seven years of writing a political blog every day, I have a bit of self-referential media news:...

Cristina Costantini

Experts: Latino Voters Don’t Care About Immigration As Much As Politicians Think | Cristina Costantini | Posted 12.04.2011 | Latino Voices

“I don’t care about immigration – I just don’t,” said Chiqui Cartagena, VP of Corporate Marketing for Univision. The audience giggled. Thre...

Jason Linkins

Beltway Reporters' Garters Popping In Aftermath Of Bardella Email Flap | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

On Tuesday afternoon, Kurt Bardella, a spokesman for House Oversight Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), was fired after it came to light that he had sh...

Journalists Try Avoiding Violent Language After Arizona Shooting

Yahoo! News | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

With the debate over political rhetoric dominating the post-Tucson media conversation, some journalists have begun pausing before reaching for well-wo...