Myles Tanzer: ‘Not my decision’ to leave BuzzFeed
Myles Tanzer, the reporter who broke one of the biggest media stories of the year, has left BuzzFeed, apparently not of his own volition.
Tanzer, who obtained an exclusive copy of the groundbreaking New York Times Innovation Report, told Poynter he's "still looking for a new gig" after leaving BuzzFeed, a move that was "not my decision".
Housekeeping: today was my last day at BuzzFeed. It’s been fun!
— Myles Tanzer (@mylestanzer) October 10, 2014
The Times innovation report has been chewed over by future-of-media-types since it leaked — Nieman Lab called it "one of the key documents of this media age," and the Online News Association devoted a keynote session to the report at its annual conference.
Previously, Tanzer was weekend editor at Gawker.com and interned at Betabeat and Village Voice Media.
BuzzFeed spokesperson Catherine Bartosevich said the news organization is "looking forward to seeing what he does next."
Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated Tanzer was a weekend editor at Gawker Media. In fact, he was weekend editor at Gawker.com.