Top Editors Leave HuffPost and BuzzFeed News Amid Growing Doubts About the Future of Digital News
Paul Farhi | Washington Post March 12, 2020
In the span of just a few weeks, the top editors of two leading digital-news outfits called it quits. Ben Smith, who ran BuzzFeed News for eight years, took a job writing a column at the New York Times; Lydia Polgreen is leaving HuffPost to oversee a podcast company.
Two does not make a trend, but it does raise a question: Do their departures—smack in the middle of the busiest news cycle in years—say something about the troubled state of the digital news media?