Ben Smith quits Politico for BuzzFeed

Ben Smith quits Politico for BuzzFeed

“A move that is sure to surprise the political and journalistic classes.”Brian Stelter, writing in the New York Times about Ben Smith quitting Politico for BuzzFeed. (“Mr. Smith will hire more than a dozen reporters right away,” reports Stelter.)

On his Politico blog, Smith writes that at BuzzFeed, “I’ll be trying to help build the first true social news organization.”

@gabrielsherman: Ben Smith is the most entrepreneurial reporter I know. When we worked together at the NY Observer in ’04, he recognized blogging was future