Trust. We crave it. In family and friends, products, institutions, and ideas. So why is it so hard to come by? How do we know our information won’t be leaked on FaceBook? How can we believe what we hear on T.V.? What we read in the news? With the rise of new sources, coming from… Read More Lessons in trust for student journalists
Before the NewTrack assignment, I had already been keeping up with BuzzFeed on a daily basis. Not so much the news side of it, but the entertainment side. Scrolling through FaceBook allowed me to waste time clicking on all the articles with irresistibly interesting titles and featured images, instead of doing actual work. In the… Read More The Final Buzz
BuzzFeed has done an amazing job of building their brand as a continuously updating hub for entertainment. Listicles, short and long videos dominate on FaceBook and on the BuzzFeed websites, but as discussed before, long-form news with data doesn’t makes the cut. Finding a data visualization story requires intense digging, only to come up short.… Read More It’s okay BuzzFeed, we’ll stay for the videos
On April 3rd, Boston University’s Sexual Assault Response & Prevention Center hosted a screening and panel about how masculinity fits in with the #MeToo Movement. The first part of the event screened the Masculinity in Crisis? episode of “#MeToo, Now What?” Zainab Salbi, humanitarian and editor, hosts this 5-part PBS series that aired in February,… Read More #MeTooandMasculinity
Being that Buzzfeed, as we know by now, is divided in two sectors: Entertainment and News. The two parts of Buzzfeed cover very different areas in the media; the news side can cover anything from a Sarah Sanders press conference regarding the deaths of Alton Sterling and Stephon Clark, to the Cambridge Analytica whistleblower. The entertainment… Read More Extra! Extra! Tweet all about it!
On March 12, 2018, one of Snapchat’s advertisements asked users if they would rather “Slap Rihanna” or “Punch Chris Brown.” Is it just me, or is this ad that popped up on my Snapchat extremely tone deaf? Like what were they thinking with this? pic.twitter.com/7kP9RHcgNG — Royce Mann (@TheRoyceMann) March 12, 2018 Twitter users responded… Read More So she said, and so it shall be done
By this point, we know Buzzfeed is all about visuals. The header photos and headlines are what draw readers in to click an article, and Buzzfeed is a known master of creating clickbait articles. Buzzfeed is divided in to two sectors, Buzzfeed Entertainment and Buzzfeed News. As you can probably figure out, Buzzfeed Entertainment is… Read More Do you see what I see?