Final News Track: BuzzFeed’s Pros and Cons

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 on Data Reporting–45 Fake Twitter Accounts Uncovered

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

Meet The Head Writer of The Daily Show-Zhubin Parang

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