For the past semester, I have been following BuzzFeed for my NewsTrack assignment. Throughout I have looked at the site’s mission and its use of alternative reporting techniques on both its main site and social media platforms. As the three-month news tracking comes to an end, I’ve come to this conclusion: BuzzFeed has accomplished part… Read More Final News Track: BuzzFeed’s Pros and Cons
BuzzFeed News team’s recent discovery of a bot network connected to Russia-linked accounts Twitter submitted to Congress raises questions about the social media giant’s efforts to deal with fake propaganda accounts. In the article “Twitter Has Suspended Another 45 Suspected Propaganda Accounts After They Were Flagged By BuzzFeed News,” BuzzFeed’s reporters present the notable findings with illustrations… Read More BuzzFeed News on Data Reporting–45 Fake Twitter Accounts Uncovered
Zhubin Parang, head writer at Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, appeared in the latest live panel by Edward M. Kennedy Institute on November 20. In a moderated conversation with Sopan Deb, a New York Times culture reporter and a Boston University alumnus, Parang talked about his career transition and the behind-the-scenes stories… Read More Meet The Head Writer of The Daily Show-Zhubin Parang
Yes, BuzzFeed does do news! Indeed, as said in the company’s mission statement, “it strives to connect deeply with their audience, and give them news and entertainment worth sharing with their friends, family, and the people who matter in their lives.” Aiming at serving “a next generation that consumes video and content across platforms on… Read More How has BuzzFeed Handled Breaking News?
The 2017 Pumpkin Drop event was held last Friday by Boston University Physics Department. It is an annual event held by BU Physics Department to celebrate Halloween as well as to demonstrate some interesting science demos. This year, about 40 pumpkins are dropped from the roof of the Physics Department building of 590 Commonwealth Avenue… Read More 2017 Boston University Pumpkin Drop Event
Does BuzzFeed use amounts of visuals? As you first click into its main site, you may be able to tell. Photos are everywhere on its homepage: images in a thumbnail grid layout on the top, selective memes and photos of trendy news subjects on the sidebar, and more photos and videos as you scroll down… Read More A Look at the Use of Visuals on BuzzFeed
More than 40 vendors are on set at SoWa Open Market and waiting for visitors from across the New England area at 460 Garrison Avenue, Boston, Oct. 7, 2017. The SoWa Open Market is Boston’s largest weekly celebration of local artisans and entrepreneurs. Each year through April to October, it provides opportunities for small local… Read More Meeting People at the SoWa Open Market