OLD Media Moves

WSJ reporter Perlberg to join BuzzFeed

January 26, 2017

Posted by Chris Roush

Steven Perlberg
Steven Perlberg

Wall Street Journal media reporter Steven Perlberg has been hired by BuzzFeed to cover the intersection between President Donald Trump and the media, reports Joshua Dawsey and Hadas Gold of Politico.

Dawsey and Gold write, “Steven Perlberg, who will join the website from The Wall Street Journal, is part of a broader trend from media outlets to increase their coverage of the Trump administration and its testy relationship with the media. But while plenty of outlets (POLITICO included) have full-time media reporters who often cover Trump, BuzzFeed thus far seems to stand alone as an outlet who is dedicating a full-time person to the intersection.

“‘We tried to look at the landscape to see what we could add,’ Katherine Miller, a top editor at BuzzFeed, said. ‘Over the last three months, there has been a very intense conversation about politics and media and how coverage is being done.’

“What makes Trump such a compelling media story is that he is obsessed with Twitter and often watches hours of television, commenting live on Twitter on what he sees on TV and sometimes making policy and political decisions based on TV coverage. As he watched a Fox News segment on Tuesday night about killings in Chicago, he threatened to ‘send the feds in!'”

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