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    BuzzFeed admits 'millennial' into its styleguide

    BuzzFeed has dropped its long-standing resistance to "millennial" and will permit usage of the word in its copy, the company announced Friday.

    In a post co-published with Columbia Journalism Review, BuzzFeed copy gurus Emmy Favilla and Megan Paolone explained their decision to allow unironic use of the word:

  • Storytelling

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    BuzzFeed News gets its first Pulitzer citation

    As is usually the case, legacy news organizations cleaned up at The Pulitzer Prizes this year — the overwhelming majority of prizes and finalists were from newspapers and wire services.

    One bright spot for digital media was BuzzFeed News, which on Monday earned its first finalist nod from The Pulitzer Prizes.

    Chris Hamby, an investigative reporter at BuzzFeed news, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in international reporting.

  • Innovation

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    BuzzFeed is closing its Open Lab later this year

    BuzzFeed is closing its in-house, open-source innovation lab in October after two years of experimentation at the crossroads of technology and media.

    BuzzFeed’s Open Lab for Journalism, Technology, and the Arts, which is housed at BuzzFeed's San Francisco bureau, will wind down in October after the current fellowship class finishes its work, BuzzFeed San Francisco Bureau Chief Mat Honan wrote in a note to employees obtained by Poynter.

  • Innovation

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    As the election draws to a close, BuzzFeed News plans a social media sprint to the finish

    Looking back on BuzzFeed News' coverage of the 2016 election cycle, Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith doesn't have many regrets. But if he could do it over again, there's one thing he'd change.

    "There was a certain amount of investigative resources that went into Republican candidates who flamed out," Smith said, before adding a quick joke. "But we're making the reporters refund us for all the drinks they bought."

  • Business

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    BuzzFeed launches a shop, part of its growing e-commerce strategy

    If you like your socks with milkshakes and French fries, good news: BuzzFeed has a store for you.

    This summer, the online news and entertainment giant launched Shop BuzzFeed, a store where fans can browse for swag created by the site's illustrators and designers.

    The shop, initially open to BuzzFeed employees only but made available to the public in June, is part of BuzzFeed's plan to grow its new e-commerce business.

  • Innovation

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    With its new redesign, BuzzFeed's betting that the homepage still matters

    BuzzFeed is well-known in the media business for publishing stories wherever its audience is — on Facebook, Snapchat, Tumblr and many other places.

    Given this emphasis, it might seem odd that BuzzFeed spent the last six months overhauling its homepage. But in an age where the bulk of readers are finding stories with social media and search engines, the homepage is still a vital part of news distribution, said Chris Johanesen, BuzzFeed's vice president of product.

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