Ben Smith

Episode 76: Ben Smith

Ben Smith is a journalist, author, former founding-editor of Buzzfeed News and co-founder of the global news organization Semafor

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Ben Smith is a journalist, author, and co-founder of the global news organization Semafor. He’s the former media columnist for the New York Times and founding editor-in-chief of the now-defunct BuzzFeed News. His book Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race to Go Viral has just been released.

Ben and I discuss the ever-changing news business and the role of digital journalism; the impact of social media on our culture and the political landscape; Donald Trump; the Durham Report; George Santos; as well as a little trip back in time to childhood, his early influences and what he does with his time when he's not working!

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