Fireside Chat: News for a social, mobile world
BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith and Founder & CEO Jonah Peretti discuss the major shifts in the news industry and reporting. Young news consumers are turning to social media, mobile devices, and upstart news organizations like BuzzFeed to track what is happening in the world and on the web. The coverage of the Boston Bombings brought these new modes of reporting and consuming news into the mainstream like never before. Ben and Jonah will discuss the lessons learned from Boston, highlight future opportunities for the news industry as a whole, and share BuzzFeed’s plans to expand hard news coverage in the US and abroad.
- U.S. President Barack Obama visited Oregon on Friday to meet with victims' families after last week's deadly campus shooting. Gun-rights activists protested his visit. ›
- The U.S. ended its $500 million program that trains and equips Syrian rebels in their fight against ISIS. ›
- A judge halted all eight scheduled executions in Arkansas. Inmates are challenging a law allowing the state to keep the source of its execution drugs a secret. ›