Social Media Week - "Betting On Journalism: Andrew Sullivan And BuzzFeed" - New York - February 21, 2013
Moderator: Derek Thompson, Business Editor, The Atlantic Speakers: Ben Smith, BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Andrew Sullivan and moderated by 6:00 pm BuzzFeed Office 54 w. 21st Street, 11th Floor New York, NY 10010
In January, The Atlantic compared the business models of The Dish, who recently went private, and BuzzFeed, whose new model of social advertising is opening up opportunities for online journalism. How good must journalism be that you would pay a premium? And how compelling must it be that you would share it to the world? Derek Thompson, the article's author, moderates a discussion between Andrew Sullivan and BuzzFeed's Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith about what content counts online and dissects what everyone means when they talk about "the future of journalism."