WSJ's Steven Perlberg Heads to BuzzFeed to Originate a Trump/Media Relationship Beat

News times call for new beats.

In the ongoing discussion on how journalists and journalism should evolve under a Trump presidency, one important suggestion that has been offered is the creation of new, innovative beats. BuzzFeed’s contribution to that process is a beat formed out of a set of traditional beats: media, politics and the White House. Steven Perlberg joins the publication to specifically cover President Trump’s relationship with the press. “We tried to look at the landscape to see what we could add,” BuzzFeed’s Katherine Miller told Politico’s Hadas Gold. “Over the last three months, there has been a very intense conversation about politics and media and how coverage is being done.”