Check, groan, repeat. That's my routine whenever I'm looking at the news. As I'm writing this, CNN's home page stories include "Hollywood's best bromances" and "Teen gets a tattoo of WHAT?" I don't care about a tattooed teen, but CNN knows I have to know more, even if I don't want to. BuzzFeed, home of the heartwarming dog gif, draws in many millennials with political news like this headliner: "A Blogger Discovered The Selfie She Took At The Hair Salon Was Turned Into A Viral Anti-Obamacare Meme." The link-bait for articles on my Facebook feed is usually worse. "This Dude Is Really Good at Tinder" is begging for a click. These attention traps are as absurd as they are effective. I have to click....
BuzzFeed News and the Columbia Journalism School are co-sponsoring an investigative journalism fellowship that will give mid-level journalists of color an opportunity to work on and publish a long-form piece....
New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet, former BuzzFeed president and COO Jon Steinberg named CC and SEAS Class Day speakers
Updated Mar. 23, 10:54 a.m.
McKay Coppins is a senior political reporter at BuzzFeed, where he writes about the Republican Party and Donald Trump. Based on over 300 interviews, his recent book, The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House, analyzes the 2016 Republican presidential primary race and its many personalities as the party looks to define its future....
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Good morning, Columbia! Fridays are always bittersweet during midterm season. Because you may be rushing to Philosophy to turn in your paper at 5 (or even getting started on that paper due at 5), we'll jump right in with today's happenings....
Last December, in the thick of finals, I clicked on the BuzzFeed article "14 Films and Series You Should Add to Your List to Look Smarter."
It's late. You're up. Breaks are good. This stuff is entertaining! To tweet or not to tweet: In honor of Shakespeare's 450th birthday today, a British blog tried to imagine what the Bard would be like on Twitter. Along the Ivy: A student who choked and sexually assaulted a fellow student will be let back into Brown University, to the outrage of many. 1D48: The teen heartthrob boy band now moves in more than One Direction in a new version of 2048. Roar Lion... Or?: Luckily for you, BuzzFeed knows which Ivy you should really be attending. (#ourblue) The end: The creative team of "Passing Strange," a show on campus opening on Thursday (today!), talks improvising on the original script:...