Is there really more to BuzzFeed than their entertaining quizzes and their banter filled page? Listen to our podcast where we discuss BuzzFeed’s effectiveness as a new media platform, as they seek to infiltrate the “hard news” arena. Has their inception afforded them a vantage over old media coverage of hard news? Can they be taken seriously as a website which caters to polar opposites? We examine the ways in which BuzzFeed has been successful among millennials, what this success has afforded them, and how they are being defined/defining themselves in the hard news arena.


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