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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 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

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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 07:09 PM ET, 08/15/2012

Wired crosses wires on Jonah Lehrer

Wired appears to reverse itself on Jonah Lehrer.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:09 PM ET, 08/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  wired, jonathan hammond, jonah lehrer, ben smith

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 07:49 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Media news derivatives: April 16

Your media roundup.

By Erik Wemple  |  07:49 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  white house, obama, jetting, andrew breitbart, david carr, tom scocca, fox & friends, chris wallace, david axelrod, ben smith

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