Big BuzzFeed debate at Buffalo student paper

BuzzFeed: Evil or rad?
* University at Buffalo Spectrum features editor: “Viral posts are chipping away at journalism, taking people‚Äôs attention away from real issues. Other news sources have to reduce their standards to compete with BuzzFeed for attention on the Internet.”
* Spectrum’s managing editor: “BuzzFeed forces you to understand current events. With the average American reading at a 7th or 8th grade reading level, according to National Assessment of Adult Literacy, BuzzFeed keeps most of their content short, sweet and to the point”

* Why BuzzFeed is ruining journalism (
* BuzzFeed’s the best site on the Internet (

New: I hate myself for not working at BuzzFeed (