In an attempt to hold what was once an experimental viral-content lab to higher standards of conduct, BuzzFeed has published a new comprehensive standards and ethical guidelines document that tells staff what they should and shouldn’t do
Part of BuzzFeed’s challenge as it evolves into a major media entity is to somehow marry its experimental nature with its broader journalistic ambitions, and the deletion of thousands of old articles is a symbol of the tension between those two things
BuzzFeed has come under fire for deleting thousands of old articles, which founder Jonah Peretti says didn’t live up to the kinds of standards the site wants to adhere to now. Should the company be criticized for doing this because it’s a journalistic no-no, or congratulated for evolving?
BuzzFeed has closed a new financing round led by Andreessen Horowitz that values the company at close to a billion dollars. But can founder Jonah Peretti make BuzzFeed a globe-spanning media entity without losing the new-media DNA that got it to where it is?
In a series of interviews, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti talked with blogger Felix Salmon about the rise of Huffington Post, the evolution of BuzzFeed and the future of media. It’s really long, so we picked out the most interesting and/or important parts
In an internal memo, BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti compares his upstart media company to the venerable newsmagazine Time. Is there any truth to this comparison? More than some members of the mainstream media would probably like to admit
As BuzzFeed expands internationally, it’s not relying solely on local-language editors or traditional translation. Instead, it’s outsourcing translation work to language learning startup Duolingo.
Political and activist groups are using BuzzFeed’s self-publishing tools to promote controversial messages. On Wednesday, the site put out new policies and guidelines to govern “community” submissions.
A photographer says BuzzFeed should pay copyright damages not only for an unauthorized photo that appeared on its site — but for the dozens of other sites on which the photo appeared.
The New York Times has disavowed the current trend towards “native advertising” but a report suggests it is close to embracing it.