BuzzFeed News appoints Schoofs as editor-in-chief
BuzzFeed News has hired Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Mark Schoofs as its new editor-in-chief, reports The New York Times.
His new role begins May 18.
Jonah Peretti, founder and chief executive of BuzzFeed, said, “I’m so excited to welcome Mark back to BuzzFeed because I know how deeply committed he is to ensuring that BuzzFeed News remains the best place on the internet for free, high-quality news, and reaches even greater heights.”
Currently, Schoofs is a visiting professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. He will continue this role with his new post of editor-in-chief at BuzzFeed.
In addition, he has worked at other publications as well, including The Wall Street Journal, The Village Voice and ProPublica.
During his career, Schoofs won a Pulitzer Prize and shared another.
As part of the move, BuzzFeed and the Annenberg School will join forces with Peretti teaching a course on internet culture and digital media at the school, and BuzzFeed News will establish an internship program for its students.