Ben Smith

BuzzFeed Didn’t Need TV to Make a Mighty Fine Election-Night TV Show for Millennials

On Tuesday night, BuzzFeed News showed the Twitter audience what election night coverage could look like for millennials.

The Native Advertising Argument Is Far From Over

Every so often the stars align and the panel gods break the monotonous cycle of dispassionate, talking point-riddled "new media" discussions.

Meet the Young Influentials Changing Your World

Journalists Weigh in on ‘Reporting it First’

The relentless news landscape of micro scoops can swallow up even the most reputable news organizations and journalists.

Amid Tweets and Slide Shows, the Longform Still Thrives

In the age of 140-character tweets, aggregated blog posts and throwaway slide shows, common sense says you can’t expect the Web generation’s ADD-addled minds to spend more than a few minutes with any sort of content.

BuzzFeed Hires ‘Rolling Stone’ Editor Doree Shafrir to Oversee Culture

Another week, another newsworthy hire at BuzzFeed. Today, the rapidly expanding social news site announced the hire of Doree Shafrir as executive editor from, where she was a senior editor.

BuzzFeed Lands $15.5 Million to Expand Content

Viral media and news site BuzzFeed, which made waves last month by snagging star Politico blogger Ben Smith as its new editor in chief, announced today that it raised $15.5 million in funding from New

BuzzFeed’s Big Plans for Politico’s Ben Smith

Late last night, the news that Politico writer Ben Smith would be joining viral content site BuzzFeed as its new editor-in-chief sent waves through the media sphere.

Can Politico Win Again?

Ben Smith has a problem.