BuzzFeed News Editor: News Coverage Is Here to Stay

Sure, sure.

BuzzFeed news editor Ben Smith wants everyone to know that the site’s news coverage isn’t going anywhere.

Amid rumors that BuzzFeed was focusing more on lucrative entertainment and video content and less on news, Smith pushed back.

“We’ve never seen news and entertainment as being in competition with each other,” Smith said, according to Politico. “Our experience is that people always want to know what is going on in the world, whether that’s news or entertainment or a mix of both.”

“News has always been a pillar of great media companies,” he added.

Two questions: 1) What did you think Smith was going to say? 2) BuzzFeed is a great media company?

Publish date: June 10, 2016 © 2020 Adweek, LLC. - All Rights Reserved and NOT FOR REPRINT