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  1. the money game
    The BuzzFeed SPAC Fiasco Is Only Getting WorseSome ex-employees, it turns out, were able to trade while others could only watch the shares plummet.
  2. stop the presses
    ‘The Media Variant’ Hits New York CityIt began in the group chats. Everyone seemed to know someone who’d tested positive. Then it hit Twitter.
  3. stop the presses
    BuzzFeed Is About to Go Public — and Its Employees Are Walking Out in ProtestThe small but high-profile BuzzFeed News unit is using the occasion to register dissatisfaction with management.
  4. just asking questions
    Ben Smith on What He’ll Bring to the New York TimesThe BuzzFeed News head will soon take over the media column made famous by David Carr.
  5. the media
    BuzzFeed News Editor Ben Smith to Join New York TimesSmith, a pioneer in digital media, is taking over the “Media Equation” column once helmed by the late David Carr.
  6. who were the 2010s?
    BuzzFeed’s Jonah Peretti on Making the World a MemeTalking the dress, the dossier, and the next pivot to video with the CEO of the company that transformed digital media over the last decade.
  7. buzzfeed
    Remaining BuzzFeed Staff Still Very Unclear on What’s Going OnIn an internal Slack, CEO Jonah Peretti is “getting slammed in multiple languages,” a source said.
  8. just asking questions
    BuzzFeed Paid the Teen Making Its Top Quizzes in Free SwagRachel McMahon is a 19-year-old college student in Michigan who learned this week that she was BuzzFeed’s second-highest traffic driver in the world.
  9. buzzfeed
    BuzzFeed’s Experimental Era Is OverThe site prided itself on taking risks and shifted media as a result. But it still hasn’t turned a profit.
  10. russia investigation
    What We Know About BuzzFeed’s Michael Cohen Scoop, and Why Mueller Shot It DownIt seems likely that the controversy stems from a dispute between BuzzFeed’s sources and Mueller’s office, not simple journalistic error.
  11. media
    BuzzFeed Has a New Money Idea: YouFor $100, you get a tote bag.
  12. select all
    BuzzFeed’s Conyers Scoop Shows That Mike Cernovich Isn’t Going AwayIn normal times, someone like Mike Cernovich wouldn’t be allowed anywhere near “traditional” journalism. But these aren’t normal times.
  13. select all
    4 Key Takeaways From the Monster Milo Yiannopoulos Document LeakA distressing number of journalists tipped off Yiannopoulos during his Breitbart days.
  14. BuzzFeed Has BedbugsEmployees were told not to report to the 18th Street headquarters Thursday.
  15. Many in Media Shout ‘Fail’ at BuzzFeed for Publishing Unverified Trump DossierThe justification from editor Ben Smith did not fly with many of his peers.
  16. The Democrats Are Not a Pro-Palestinian PartyBy allowing the U.N. to condemn Israeli settlements, Obama did not abandon the longstanding, bi-partisan consensus on Israel – he reaffirmed it.
  17. select all
    BuzzFeed Hacked by OurMine GroupThe news site identified one of the hacking group’s members in a report.
  18. select all
    The Rise of Video Is Making 2016 a Weird Year to Be a Digital PublisherIt’s video all the way down.
  19. select all
    BuzzFeed Reorganizes to Embrace VideoVideo wins the BuzzFeed civil war.
  20. interview
    Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith on What’s Wrong (and Right) With the Media“If you want to please people, you’re in the wrong line of work.”
  21. BuzzFeed Denies Stealing Video Ideas by Admitting to Recycling Its Own StuffOne vlogger has had enough of BuzzFeed’s shenanigans.
  22. BuzzFeed Reminds Its Employees: We Own Your StuffAs BuzzFeed Motion Pictures grows up, it’s forced to remind its employees that they don’t have Hollywood contracts.
  23. select all
    These People Signed Their Personal Brands Over to BuzzFeed and It Was Real AFWhat happens when a company calls dibs on your personal brand?
  24. 80 Million Reasons BuzzFeed Had to Halve Its Revenue Projections for 2016“Omg” and “wtf.”
  25. This Is What Facebook Live Is For: Blowing Up Watermelons With Rubber BandsWhat does it all mean?
  26. early and often
    Trump Campaign Manager Might Sue BuzzFeed“I told McKay Coppins that his story was inaccurate. I told him not to publish.”
  27. select all
    BuzzFeed Sued for $11 Million After Calling BS on Viral-News SiteViral news may get its day in court.
  28. BuzzFeed to Withdraw From SXSW After the Cancellation of Gamer-Harassment PanelsSXSW canceled the discussions on harassment … because of harassment.
  29. give me liberty or x-pro ii
    Would George Washington Have Used a Selfie Stick?George Washington would have never used a selfie stick, because cameras didn’t exist.
  30. media
    Pew Report: No One Trusts BuzzFeed (Yet?)A new report shows “liberals and conservatives inhabit different worlds.”
  31. scandal-stained wretches
    Benny Johnson Hired by National ReviewThe National Review.
  32. BuzzFeed Explains Why It’s Been Deleting PostsYou guys just don’t understand.
  33. semantics as a service
    10 Words That Helped BuzzFeed Raise $50 MillionSay you’re a tech company, and watch the money flow.
  34. media
    N.Y. Times Investigating Wikipedia PlagiarismThe Paper of Record is investigating its own case of low-level copying.
  35. blog-stained wretches
    BuzzFeed Fires Serial Plagiarist Benny Johnson lifted material from other websites at least 40 times.
  36. blog-stained wretches
    BuzzFeed Has Itself a Serial Plagiarist Viral politics editor Benny Johnson, from sources like Yahoo! Answers, Wikipedia, and About.com.
  37. trumped!
    Trump Responds Trumply to Unflattering ProfileBy firing an aide who tried to resign.
  38. hillary watch
    Clinton Spokesman Goes Off on BuzzFeed for Asking ‘Inane Questions’They just wanted to know if she’s used a MetroCard.
  39. media spats
    Fired BuzzFeed Writer Did Not Find Termination Letter ‘Cute’But that’s what the affixed Post-it note said.
  40. media
    BuzzFeed Plans to Crowdsource Its Own TranslationBy turning to language students.
  41. the internet
    @Horse_ebooks Is Human After AllAnd friends with Susan Orlean? And BuzzFeed??
  42. media
    Michael Hastings, FBI, WikiLeaks: ConspiraciesThe reporter told friends he was under investigation.
  43. pixel-stained wretches
    CNN Planning to BuzzFeed the NewsA new YouTube channel uses CNN’s content and BuzzFeed’s special sauce.
  44. the internet
    Did Jose Canseco Just Tweet His Way Into the White House Correspondents’ Dinner?Sure hope so!
  45. internet gold
    Lists + Politics + GIFs = $19.3 Million in Funding for BuzzFeedOMG!
  46. blog-stained wretches
    Buzzfeed and the New York Times to Fraternize On-CameraThe old guard and the new guard will pair up for videos from the political conventions.
  47. ink-stained wretches
    Romney Woos Conservative Media, Snubs BuzzfeedLOL. OMG. WTF? FAIL?
  48. blog-stained wretches
    Vaguely Entertaining Media Feud of the DayCopyranter vs. Business Insider.
  49. puppies!!!!!!
    The Truth About Cats and Dogs on the InternetBreaking down the Internet’s animal preferences.
  50. blog-stained wretches
    Gawker Is Egregiously Trolling for Traffic in an Open ExperimentNew editor-in-chief A.J. Daulerio has something to prove.
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