Here’s What BuzzFeed Journalists Think of Their Journalism

Edson C. Tandoc, Cassie Yuan Wen Foo

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This study seeks to compare BuzzFeed, a new entrant to the journalistic field, with traditional news organizations, from the perspective of BuzzFeed’s own journalists. Through in-depth interviews, this study finds that BuzzFeed’s journalists think they are more attentive to audiences and more willing to experiment than those working in traditional news organizations. But at the same time, they also value the same ethical standards in journalism. Thus, BuzzFeed seems to engage in both differentiation and de-differentiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-57
Number of pages17
JournalDigital Journalism
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2018

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  • Audience
  • BuzzFeed
  • ethics
  • field theory
  • online news
  • social media


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