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BuzzFeed slashes Australian workforce as boss makes Twitter gaffe

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    star69 Link
    I note this is flagged 'journalism', but I'm not sure that's a reasonable description of anything that comes from Buzzfeed.

    I note this is flagged 'journalism', but I'm not sure that's a reasonable description of anything that comes from Buzzfeed.

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      Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
      I'm thinking about future sub-groups in ~news. This is news about news providers. I figure we should use the tag 'journalism' for this type of posts, and eventually create a ~news.journalism...

      I'm thinking about future sub-groups in ~news. This is news about news providers. I figure we should use the tag 'journalism' for this type of posts, and eventually create a ~news.journalism sub-group for news about news organisations.

      And maybe you aren't aware that BuzzFeed isn't all quizzes and listicles. They also have a branch devoted to real news: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/

      13 votes
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        star69 Link Parent
        Sorry Algernon, my comment was a little knee-jerk. I guess I rate the news from Buzzfeed news alongside Fox, Breitbart, or Alternet in that their views are so obviously politically slanted as to...

        Sorry Algernon, my comment was a little knee-jerk. I guess I rate the news from Buzzfeed news alongside Fox, Breitbart, or Alternet in that their views are so obviously politically slanted as to be mostly useless.

        Your sub idea is a good one, although I'm not sure the number of articles/conversation that would take place in ~news.journalism for the time being.

        3 votes
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          dubteedub Link Parent
          Buzzfeed News has an amazing investigative journalism bureau. They have been responsible for several huge scoops, have had much of their top talent scooped up by mainstream news outlets, and were...

          Buzzfeed News has an amazing investigative journalism bureau. They have been responsible for several huge scoops, have had much of their top talent scooped up by mainstream news outlets, and were nominated for a pulitzer last year.

          To have a belief that they are not real news is pretty ridiculous.


          The 2018 Pulitzer Prize Finalist in International Reporting

          Finalist: Staff of BuzzFeed News

          For a stunning probe across two continents that proved that operatives with apparent ties to Vladimir Putin have engaged in a targeted killing campaign against his perceived enemies on British and American soil.


          CNN hires BuzzFeed's 'K-File' investigative team

          CNN has poached BuzzFeed’s entire investigative political research team led by reporter Andrew Kaczynski.

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          1. star69 Link Parent
            Well call me pretty ridiculous then. I'm not going to get into "real" news and "fake" news, but where I stand is that the strong agenda they have taints the quality of everything they do. Much in...

            Well call me pretty ridiculous then. I'm not going to get into "real" news and "fake" news, but where I stand is that the strong agenda they have taints the quality of everything they do. Much in the same way that a Breitbart article has such a slant on it that it's hardly worth the time digging through the nonsense to find the actual story.

            I just did a brief search for a chart I'd liked before, and found this one which is similar but I most agree with, with Buzzfeed News in the "Selective or incomplete story, Unfair persuasion" section, alongside the likes of Alternet, The Federalist and the New York Post.
            https://www.marketwatch.com/story/how-biased-is-your-news-source-you-probably-wont-agree-with-this-chart-2018-02-28

            This is an interesting, more recent article on Buzzfeed News on their current rating on media bias charts.
            https://www.adfontesmedia.com/the-big-buzzfeed-news-story-and-how-it-impacts-its-ranking-on-the-media-bias-chart/

        2. Algernon_Asimov Link Parent
          Oh, the sub-group isn't for now! It's for months and months and months down the track, when Tildes is much bigger and busier than now. For now, it's just a tag within a group. But the seeds we...

          Your sub idea is a good one, although I'm not sure the number of articles/conversation that would take place in ~news.journalism for the time being.

          Oh, the sub-group isn't for now! It's for months and months and months down the track, when Tildes is much bigger and busier than now. For now, it's just a tag within a group. But the seeds we plant now will determine the trees we get later.

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      mrbig Link Parent
      If tabloids are journalism, why wouldn’t Buzzfeed? The shitty version of a thing is still the thing.

      If tabloids are journalism, why wouldn’t Buzzfeed? The shitty version of a thing is still the thing.

      1. Hypersapien Link Parent
        Buzzfeed actually has a good investigative journalism department separate from the crap they're known for. It's just that real journalism doesn't pay the bills and Top 10 Lists and celebrity...

        Buzzfeed actually has a good investigative journalism department separate from the crap they're known for. It's just that real journalism doesn't pay the bills and Top 10 Lists and celebrity gossip does.

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