Blackmon joins WaPo as a comments editor

The Washington Post has hired Michael Blackmon as a comments editor. An excerpt from the announcement reads: “Michael will serve as an advocate for our most engaged readers and will work to build trust and habits around Post journalism. “In this role, Michael will deepen our relationship with some of our most dedicated subscribers by […]

BuzzFeed promotes Garafano to associate editor

Lauren Garafano, a staff writer at BuzzFeed has been promoted to associate editor. Previously, she was an editorial fellow, resident writer and junior staff writer for pop culture at the publication. Garafano interned at TV Guide Magazine and She also worked freelance. Garafano graduated from Marymount Manhattan College. Be sure to congratulate Garafano on […]

BuzzFeed senior tech reporter Bernstein taking buyout

Joseph Bernstein, a senior technology reporter at BuzzFeed News, is taking a buyout and leaving the news organization. Bernstein is based in New York and has been with BuzzFeed since February 2013. “I’m supremely grateful to have been part of such a unique and talented newsroom, one which always supported my work,” he wrote on Twitter. “I’ll […]

BuzzFeed, STAT, CNBC win 2021 EPPY Awards

The following winners have been named winners in the annual EPPY Awards for digital media: Best business reporting (1 million or more unique visitors): BuzzFeed News, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and more than 100 media partners for “The FinCEN Files” Judges’ comments: Very good interactive elements  Finalists: Fortune for “Fortune: Crypto at a Turning Point” […]

Insider hires BuzzFeed’s Haskins to cover AI, surveillance tech

Insider has hired BuzzFeed News senior technology reporter Caroline Haskins to cover artificial intelligence and surveillance technology. She will be based in New York and starts Aug. 16. At BuzzFeed, she broke news on Amazon’s Ring, Palantir, Clearview AI, and a host of other important companies and technologies. “I’m thrilled to have a reporter with such […]

Poff departs Digg for BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed is welcoming back Jon-Michael Poff as editorial director of He starts next week. Poff has previously worked at BuzzFeed from 2014 to 2020. He served as an editorial fellow, community editor, editor and senior editor. Most recently, Poff was an editorial director at Digg. His work has also appeared in Tasty and The […]

BuzzFeed to go public

BuzzFeed Inc. is planning to close a deal to go public via a merger with a special-purpose acquisition company, as part of a plan to consolidate with other players in digital media, reports The Wall Street Journal. Jonah Peretti, BuzzFeed founder and CEO, could announce a deal with 890 5th Avenue Partners Inc., a blank-check […]

NY Times hires BuzzFeed’s Mac to cover tech accountability

New York Times business editor Ellen Pollock and deputy business editor Pui-Wing Tam sent out the following announcement on Thursday: We’re thrilled to announce that Ryan Mac is joining The New York Times to cover tech accountability. In his new role at The Times, Ryan will dig into all manner of tech companies, tech billionaires and their ecosystems […]

Felton to depart BuzzFeed for Washington Post

The Washington Post has hired Emmanuel Felton as its race and ethnicity reporter on the America desk. His new role begins Jun. 28. Felton joins from BuzzFeed where he was an investigative reporter. He is also an adjunct professor in investigative reporting at Hunter College. Felton has also written on a range of education topics […]

BuzzFeed seeks a tech reporter

BuzzFeed News is hiring a technology reporter for its award-winning Tech and Business Desk. The job will require you to own a beat, break news, and spin up investigative pieces and features. It is not a job for someone who wants to cover product announcements and quarterly earnings statements. This is a job for someone eager […]