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HuffPo co-founder disses ‘partisan journalism’

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Here’s an opinion piece I guess you won’t see at Huffington Post: HuffPo co-founder and current BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti writes at Atlantic Wire about the differences between his past and current workplaces. An excerpt:

. . . I got excited about The Huffington Post. But after doing it for a while, it got exhausting. I started to get fatigued by partisan journalism and partisan reporting and columnists who have to be controversial: This is wrong, this is right. Being in the belly of the beast at HuffPo drained me.

That's why meeting and working with Ben Smith has been so refreshing. He just says, let's find out stuff that no one knows and get that information to the public.

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