Erik Wemple: BuzzFeed


Posted at 03:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014

American journalism, brimming with once-in-a-generation talent

Journalists are impressed, very impressed, with their co-workers.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:17 PM ET, 02/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, John Harris, Michael Hastings, Mike Allen, Politico, Steve Coll, Washington Post

Posted at 01:35 PM ET, 02/19/2014

Sarah Palin hammers BuzzFeed following Trump story

Reporter is allegedly a ‘nervous geek’! And?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:35 PM ET, 02/19/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart News, BuzzFeed, Donald Trump, McKay Coppins, Sarah Palin

Posted at 07:18 PM ET, 02/18/2014

Trump camp blasts BuzzFeed reporter via Breitbart

Is The Donald’s camp in a bubble? BuzzFeed reports, you decide.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:18 PM ET, 02/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, Donald Trump, McKay Coppins

Posted at 04:23 PM ET, 02/04/2014

BuzzFeed comes out in favor of serial comma (yay!)

Clarity lives.

By Erik Wemple  |  04:23 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  AP, BuzzFeed, comma, Washington Post

Posted at 07:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013

Sponsored content confusion: PolitiFact R.I. raps BuzzFeed for toothpaste thing

PolitiFact Rhode Island checks a BuzzFeed 'feature.' Just what kind of feature, though?

By Erik Wemple  |  07:15 PM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, PolitiFact, Rhode Island

Posted at 01:44 PM ET, 02/27/2013

BuzzFeed and a piece of preemie journalism

Wait before publishing: How hard is that?

By Erik Wemple  |  01:44 PM ET, 02/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, Michael Moore

Posted at 03:42 PM ET, 02/26/2013

Anonymous sources, take five!

All you anonymous sources need to pick up your game. Now.

By Erik Wemple  |  03:42 PM ET, 02/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Breitbart.com, BuzzFeed

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013

Zeke Miller leaves BuzzFeed

A constantly tweeting, constantly posting reporter leaves BuzzFeed. What went down?

By Erik Wemple  |  02:39 PM ET, 02/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013

What does BuzzFeed's new $20 million mean to you?

News site will accelerate editorial plans and beef up presentation of viral content such as cat pictures.

By Erik Wemple  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ben Smith, BuzzFeed

Posted at 08:20 PM ET, 12/15/2012

CNN addresses Ryan-Adam Lanza mis-ID

CNN wonders why everyone is blaming it for misidentifying the shooter in the Newtown massacre. Well, because it's CNN!

By Erik Wemple  |  08:20 PM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  BuzzFeed, CNN, Fox News, huffington post, Newtown

Posted at 07:09 AM ET, 10/31/2012

BuzzFeed outs, busts NYSE rumor spreader

In less than 24 hours, it takes down @ComfortablySmug.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed shashank tripathi, buzzfeed rumor nyse, buzzfeed, tripathi falsehoods, rumors buzzfeed, ben smith buzzfeed tripathi

Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 10/24/2012

BuzzFeed single-sources Romney spray-tan piece

BuzzFeed uses ‘knowledgeable source’ for Romney spray-tan piece

By Erik Wemple  |  03:57 PM ET, 10/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  romney spray-tan, romney buzzfeed spray tan, romney ben smith buzzfeed spray tan romney tan, romney univision tan, romney tan, romney univision spray tan

Posted at 06:05 PM ET, 09/28/2012

Blame Fox News, ourselves---not BuzzFeed/Gawker

Good on Gawker, BuzzFeed for posting Fox shooting video.

By Erik Wemple  |  06:05 PM ET, 09/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  fox news, car chase, arizona, car chase, coverage, twitter, buzzfeed, gawker, columbia journalism review

Posted at 04:25 PM ET, 09/26/2012

Romney campaign’s ‘no whining’ rule on media

Why won’t the Romney campaign complain about the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  04:25 PM ET, 09/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, media, no whining, ed gillespie, buzzfeed, media bias

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 08/15/2012

Media news derivatives: Aug. 15

A roundup of media stories for Aug. 15

By Erik Wemple  |  10:10 AM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  reuters, hacked, fareed zakaria, self, lucy danziger, michael calderone, huffington post, buzzfeed, ben smith, new york times, mark thompson

Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Media news derivatives: June 20

A roundup of media stories for June 20

By Erik Wemple  |  08:33 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  mitt romney, andrea mitchell, msnbc, buzzfeed, jonah lehrer, jon stewart, laura hazard owen

Posted at 08:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012

Media news derivatives: June 19

A roundup of media stories for June 19.

By Erik Wemple  |  08:42 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, new york times, neil munro, daily caller, hannity, washington post, david fahrehthold, jerry sandusky, bob costas

Posted at 05:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012

New York Times and BuzzFeed: Partners!

What’s the New York Times doing in bed with BuzzFeed?

By Erik Wemple  |  05:30 PM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, new york times, twitter, video partnership, dick stevenson, new york times, poltiico

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 05/02/2012

Media news derivatives: May 2

What’s new in the media?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:21 AM ET, 05/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  bryan fischer, american family association, richard grenell, mps, rupert murdoch, andrea mitchell, newsbusters, daily show, jon stewart, citizens for responsibility and ethics in washington, buzzfeed, mediaite

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 04/23/2012

Media news derivatives: April 23

What’s happening in the media world?

By Erik Wemple  |  08:15 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  buzzfeed, chelsea clinton, michael getler, whitman-walker clinic, gwen ifill, new york times, david carr, george zimmerman

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 03/14/2012

Media news derivatives: March 14

For March 14.

By Erik Wemple  |  10:19 AM ET, 03/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  dylan byers, keach hagey, politico, jack coleman, newsbusters, buzzfeed

Posted at 04:28 PM ET, 03/07/2012

Breitbart.com hates getting scooped

Competitors

By Erik Wemple  |  04:28 PM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  andrew breitbart, buzzfeed, ben smith wgbyh, hannity